Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Brief Rant

At my office we received a "Holiday" card from another business. In the signature they had typed "Happy Holidays and G-D Bless". I'm wondering who they were trying not to offend. Because it they were throwing the "G-D Bless" in there to placate those who are celebrating the holidays in a religious sense, well guess what, you just offended one of those. If you are going to use "G-D Bless" you might as well pop an O in there, who the heck else has a name that starts with G and ends with D and only has one letter in the middle? Who are you kidding?

I'm all for tolerance (most days, not really today I guess) but this is just another example of how this country is going to "PC" itself to death.


Debbie said...

I know what you mean. Today I told the security officer at the Target to have a Merry Christmas. He responded Thank you and Happy Holidays. Now wouldn't you think that if I said Merry Christmas that I am a Christian and not another religion or a non-believer.

Weebs said...

You should send the card back with a spelling correction. PC'ness isn't the problem the ACLU is and no one has the guts to tell them all to shove it

loveabulls said...

Now that was funny...makes you wonder what in the world is really going on?

Weebs said...

Just for grins

History of The 12 Days Of Christmas

There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

Two turtle doves were the Old and NewTestaments.

Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit-Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit - Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So that's your history for today. May God grant you peace and happiness throughout this Christmas Season.

Mary said...

Thanks Dad, I had no idea. Oh, and could you not use the G word? People might be offended. :P

Anonymous said...

nice story about the 12 days...but most likely an urban legend. (like the candy cane, ring around the Rosie, etc.
Does see contradictory that a Christmas carol would be used as a method for those who cannot openly practice their religion.
The Angelicans weere the main oposition to Cathiolics at the time adn none of the tenets in the 12 days was a point of disagreement
for more info see http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/12days.asp

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I think that the G-d thing is that some Jews don't say or write the name of God. They think it's disrespectful. I probably have that wrong, so maybe I shouldn't write it.

Mary said...

Anon, You got me, I am usually the snopes queen, my family can vouch for that. I can't believe I didn't put it through snopes myself. I must still have the thought process that if my Dad says it, it must be true. :) Thanks for the additional info.

TLP, I hadn't really thought of that, I guess I just wouldn't include it at all if I was taking that into consideration.

jules said...

See, I'd have read the G-D as Goddamn. Shows how much I know?

still life said...

Ditto! I'm sick of it...