According to a Pew Research survey, 81% of American non-Christians celebrate Christmas with ornamented trees, gifts, holiday songs, Santa Claus, and even baby Jesus.
There are different ways to celebrate the holiday. While 2/3 of American Christians (65%) say that Christmas is a religious holiday, a majority of non-Christians consider Christmas to be a cultural celebration.
Not only do the non-religious celebrate Christmas, another survey says that people from other religions also celebrate Christmas.
A 2012 Pew Research survey found that roughly three-quarters of Asian-American Buddhists (76%) and Hindus (73%) celebrate Christmas. In addition, a recent survey of U.S. Jews found that about a third (32%) had a Christmas tree in their home last year. And some American Muslims celebrate both the religious and cultural aspects of Christmas, according to news reports.
So the question should be asked:
Why are Christians so paranoid about saying: “Merry Christmas?”
One of the reasons why many Christians withhold from saying the politically-incorrect holiday greeting is in order to unnecessarily offend those who might feel some level of animosity towards Christianity.
On the other hand, reason dictates that since Christmas is indeed an American Holiday for all…that it would be detrimental to the holiday itself to withhold from sharing the holiday greeting!
A truly pluralistic nation should have no problem with sharing in the joy of a nationally celebrated, traditional festival… even if some do not belong to the religion from which that holiday proceeds.
Christmas is a holiday of joy and peace- two things that are mostly needed in our world today… and perhaps, why so many non-Christians celebrate it.
The Bible says in Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
But what do we say to those who insist that saying “Merry Christmas” is politically incorrect and offensive?
“Oh, get over it. Christmas is celebrated by 81% of non-Christians, so