Friday, December 17, 2010

Miller Time or Mecca Time: "Red Cross Bans Itself"

Flag of the Red Cross                                       Image via Wikipedia
Well, not quite.  For 2010, we'll have to settle for "Red Cross Bans Christmas" (UK).

Give it a few years. It's getting to the point where parody headlines write themselves. How can anyone take western society seriously when it can't stand itself?

Meanwhile, closer to home, the gals manning the Salvation Army kettle at the local Toronto Costco unfailingly wish the shoppers "happy holidays". Haven't heard a "Merry Christmas" yet. Call me old-fashioned, but I tend to favour Christian organizations willing to take a brave public stand and wish passers-by "merry Christmas".

Is it Miller Time or Mecca Time? In the U.K., it's clearly Mecca Time.

4 comments:

Leeky Sweek said...

Here in snowy Alberta I've heard, to my shock, nothing but "Merry Christmas." I think people are rebelling and taking back the holiday from the politically-correct hacks who have tried to secularize the birth of Jesus.

dmorris said...

Have a little fun with the Sally Ann kettle minders, tell them you'll donate if they'll wish you a "Merry Christmas".

I'm pleased to notice almost every cashier here in Kelowna has wished me a "Merry Christmas".

When anyone wishes me a "happy holiday",I usually reply that "I take my holidays in the Summer, Merry Christmas".

Leeky Sweek said...

When anyone wishes me a "happy holiday",I usually reply that "I take my holidays in the Summer, Merry Christmas".

dmorris, I like that. May I use it?

RkBall said...

Leeky -- glad to hear it.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"