Is this for real?
Are there really people as ignorant in this world as the women who has a problem with this sign? I guess so. I mean really, what the heck? This is the stupidist thing I've seen in a while. Apparently, the sign displayed on a Raleigh area McDonald's that says "Merry Christmas, Jesus is the reason for the season" has offended some lady that happens to be Jewish. Go figure. Now look, Im all for respecting other and their beliefs (such as this women) but come on lady, you make it so hard to respect you!
First of all, this is a privately owned business. That would be reason number one why this is perfectly legal and appropriate. Secondly, if this women is offended by the sign, dont look at it! Im offended every day by the things I see on TV. Im offended by seeing homosexuals display affection to one another in public. Im offended by people who deny the existance of God. Im offended by alot of things, but I dont go around telling folks they cant do what they are doing no matter how much I disagree with it. Instead, I turn the other way.
So where is all this going? This issue raises an interesting question. How far will our society go to be politically correct? Talk about seperation of church and state. Let me tell you something about seperation of church and state. I think the original purpose of this policy was not to serperate the church from the state (i.e. excluding the church from entering the state even in indirect ways which is ultimately impossible) but instead to keep the state from intereferring with the church. I mean after all, considering the reason this country was founded, that would seem to make much more sense. What would happen if this women got what she wanted? She wants to sign removed. Let's say the government were to step in and force the McDonald's to remove the sign. Now that would be a clear violation of the seperation of church and state. Whate ever happened to the idea of majority rules? It seems that in the current age of this great nation, the majority is bending over backwards to please to complaints of the minority.
Okay, final thought. Rock on McDonald's! Shoot, I think I might paint "Jesus is the reason for the season" across my forehead for the remainder of the month and see what people think of that! Im not here to stir up controversy or get people mad, but if what I do or say about my faith and my belief offends someone... oops, sorry. Get over it people!
Oh, and Merry Christmas!