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Has 'Holiday' become a bad word?
Friday, Dec. 23, 2005
While I agree with your point that we
should not "cower
before those who seek to destroy our God-given and constitutionally
guaranteed freedom of religion" ["Should
Christians just hush up about Christmas?" Perspicacity Press Point &
Counterpoint, Dec. 15, 2005], I do think some
Christians have become overly sensitive about "politically correct"
euphemisms for Christmas. I frequently hear the argument, "I'm not offended
when someone says Happy Hanukka or Happy Kwanza. Why should they take
offense when I say Merry Christmas?" And yet I've noticed recently that some
of my fellow Christians get quite bent out of shape if someone has the
affrontery to wish them a "Happy Holiday." I find that not only excessively
touchy but terribly inconsistent.
On a related note, if I am not mistaken, the etymological
origin of "holiday" is "holy day," so it's not exactly an irreligious word.
Have a blessed Christmas and a joyous Holiday season.
Los Angeles, CA
Latvia address one of
Bush's 'finest moments'
Posted Wednesday, May 17,
A reader in Sturgis, Michigan, who has been to Latvia several times to work
in Christian missions, writes that he "was moved by the passion of the
address" President Bush gave recently in Latvia "This address will go
down as one of President Bush's finest moments," he writes.
Click HERE to read the
"Life takes some
Posted Tuesday, Feb. 21,
"Every year or so I do a Google search on my name, just to see what might
be there," writes Vince Daniels of Miami, Florida. "Some months ago I had a wonderful surprise during my name
check. A story which included my father was found on your website [see
Last Letter Home].
"My father, Vincent Daniels was a crew member on the flight you
described. (I was supposed to be named Dennis, but as he was MIA and
assumed dead I was named for him.) The story was pretty much the same
as the one you published. Thank you for recognizing their sacrifices.
"There was one small difference from my father's
story...." Click HERE to
read the complete letter.