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and that's the point you're missing, they mean well. you're getting offended by someone being nice. that's ridiculous.

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look, i can thumb down your comments too! haha whats the point? obviously we're on opposing sides, why are you thumbing down? hahah
anyway, if someone says "for a fat person, you're pretty" they are trying to give you a compliment, but you would be offended. they want to be nice but you take it a different way. its really the same thing, dont try to say it isnt. this is just a more obvious example that isnt as socially accepted as saying "merry christmas". and its not like i rage on the person that says merry christmas, but its still irritating.

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No, you're still missing the point. First off, how are you supposed to know if someone doesn't celebrate christmas? Are you supposed to judge by their ethnicity whether they celebrate christmas? With all of our diversity, wouldn't that be racist? To assume arabs living in the US celebrate Eid, to me, seems racist. Anyhow, more people celebrate christmas in the us than hanukkah, eid, or kwanza. It's natural to assume someone celebrates it because even people who do celebrate different holidays still observe or somewhat participate in christmas. This is possible because of the lesser religious ties in recent years and more focus on cheer and gift giving.
Anyway, you're assuming people would be offended by being wished well. That's what you don't understand, they aren't being malicious, they are wishing people well. Whether they happen to celebrate the holiday they are receiving kind wishes for or not is entirely irrelevant, it's the spirit of someone wishing them a happy day that is important.
Imagine you are a tourist and a local wished you a <happy native holiday you don't celebrate> would you truly be offended? They didn't mean anything bad by it, they were just wishing you well

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guess what? im somali, a black african, and im a muslim. so no im not saying you should assume based on appearance. clearly, you are missing MY point and basically calling me racist. i never said guess what they are. but if you dont know, why say anything? theyre are other ways of knowing, like if theyre a personal friend, and if you know, sure wish them merry christmas all day long! but if you dont know, i dont get why you HAVE to wish them anything..? "even people who do celebrate different holidays still observe or somewhat participate in christmas" that makes me laugh. i only know one muslim that celebrates christmas, and thats only because her father is a convert so they celebrate with his family. how can you make such a general statement? and lastly "you're assuming people would be offended by being wished well" im not assuming. iiiii get offended. some of my family gets offended. some of my friends get offended. i never said everyone does, but believe it or not, some people do. i just dont understand why its, to some people, SO important to say merry christmas. everytime someone says it to me, i cringe inside, but i still smile and say thank you because i know they mean well

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You're missing the point entirely. Really, you could not get further from the point if you ran.

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no i get it, its like if you wouldnt be offended, why should they be? isnt that what you're saying? what IM saying is whats the point of wishing someone a happy *whatever* if they dont celebrate it. when you say "merry christmas", youre basically saying "have a happy christmas" (duh). but what if they dont celebrate christmas? why cant you just say the usual "hi" and "bye" if you dont know? its offensive to me that so many people arent considerate of the diversity that makes up america. and im honestly very surprised that a post that starts with "you shouldnt care about offending someone" could get so many thumbs up.

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thats right, you MUST greet each other with either "merry christmas" or "happy holidays" and you can absolutely NOT just say the usual "hi" and "bye". LONG LIVE AMURRICA!!1!11

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I don't understand how wishing someone any sort of happy day is offensive.
If a foreigner wished you a happy whatever they celebrate would you be offended by this? Just because you don't celebrate it, doesn't mean you should take offense. They didn't know but were wishing you well. Let's appreciate the sentiment instead of over analyzing courteous gestures.

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honestly, how many times has a foreigner just wished you a happy *whatever their holiday is*? they wouldnt. theres a reason for that and thats why i dont get why people wish strangers a merry christmas.

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i dont celebrate christmas. i dont get all red-faced and teary-eyed if someone wishes me merry christmas, but it gets annoying af after a while. plus its just awkward when someone quickly shouts "merry christmas" as theyre passing by or something and im just like "... thanks..." i see christmas enough on tv and radio and internet. and then theres hearing "merry christmas" all the time. like americas a melting pot, why assume we all celebrate the same thing, you know? when i was little i didnt really care, i thought it was sweet because they have good intentions when they say it but now... its annoying. im muslim, but i only say "eid mubarak" or "ramadan kareem" to people i know celebrate it. i wouldnt say it to a non-muslim, because... why? idk its just annoying ok?? *rant ova*

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