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Saturday, December 24, 2016

To PC or Not to PC: That is the question

I am not one to take offense at the mundane.  A Holiday greeting, appropriately worded for the person in question, is not offensive to me.  In fact, if you wish me a Happy Hanukkah, despite the fact that I am not following Judaism, I accept your wishes in good cheer.

I may not LIKE YOU  (I try to like everyone and in most cases I succeed) ...or your is irrelevant.  KINDNESS goes a long way.  And I love my family, all of them... wife's adoptive family, as well as her bio-family and my own...

I had gathered than one member of family had been raised in the Jewish faith.  Let me specify:  Not my "Immediate" family, but an in-law, we shall say.  Her sister was raised in the Christian faith (I am unsure of denomination, so I can't specify more).

Now, after a previous debate, I had determined that she was self-identified as Jewish.  I figured I would include her in a Facebook post, with a greeting of "Happy Hanukkah."

OY VEY, That was a mistake.  Is she ashamed of her upbringing?  This is the US, 2016, not Germany of 1933, despite what you are picturing as an incoming administration.

Although I am grateful she told me that she prefers a Christmas greeting (If any), I am somewhat saddened by getting cuffed in such a manner.

Still, I honored her wishes and removed her from the greeting.  I made a mistake assuming that she embraced Judaism, but we do occasionally step on toes.  If I were perfect, I'd be G_d.

However, it will not stop me from sending Wishes for a joyful season to her, or anyone.  I choose kindness.

To any and all:  Merry Christmas, Blessed Yule, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa.  If you don't like any of those, pick a generic.  It's not my place to guess what you prefer.  If you choose to take umbrage at my greeting, it is your choice.  I choose to give you a greeting.  I choose kindness.  How you act is not going to dictate my life.

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