RE: [Histonet] Happy or Merry Christmas.

From:Evelyn Kaplan

John, I wholeheartedly agree.

I live in an Islamic country where we are allowed to celebrate Christmas
in its true meaning. Nobody says 'Happy Holidays' to us; always Merry
Christmas. All over the UAE, there is Christmas music, and are Christmas
lights and decorations. I find it unbelievable that in the UK folks are
being told by our politically-correct busybodies we aren't allowed to
say merry Christmas anymore for fear of offending non-Christians. Jesus,
Mary and Joseph are mentioned in the Koran and Jesus is regarded as a
prophet. So what's the problem? Here in my department we have Muslims,
Christians and Hindus all working together and all wishing one another
well on their chosen holidays without fear or even a flicker of a

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas,

Evelyn Kaplan  C Sc C Biol MSc FIBMS DMLM FRMS MBiol MNSH 
B.Sc. MLT Coordinator,
Department of Medical Education,
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences,
PO Box 17666,
United Arab Emirates University,
Al Ain, 
Tel: 00 9713 7137216 (O)
       00 971 0504717457 (Mobile)
       00 9713 7672167 (Fax) 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 10:35 AM
To: Robyn Vazquez
Subject: [Histonet] Happy or Merry Christmas.

Why holiday cheer rather than Christmas cheer? 

Christmas is one of many holy days. Back in the
1950s a holiday in the northern hemisphere was a
week or two by the sea in the summer. The word
holiday had already changed its meaning long ago. 

Vile people are trying to impose "holidays"
(always plural, but why?) as a replacement for
"Christmas." Is this an attempt to remove the
original reason for having a few days off work at
the end of December? We don't have to use the vile
terminology. We get our few days off because of
the Christian Christmas. If the vile ones have
their way, 25th December will become just another
working day for everyone. 

A happy Christmas to all (and a merry one, within
reason for all non-drivers).

John Kiernan
Anatomy, UWO
London, Canada ___________________________________________________
Robyn Vazquez wrote:
> Who said it is the main topic, it is simply holiday cheer amongst 
> histonetters.  Why ruin it for us with your comments?
> Robyn
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