I live in a multi ethnic community, where people belong to many different religions. Recently there was an event to mark the start of Eid , Davila and very soon Hanukah. All these religious festivals are openly talked about in my sonâ€™s school and celebrated but you canâ€™t find celebrations for Christmas anywhere? On a local poster all the above religious festivals are mentioned but not Christmas – Santa is on it and words like winter festivities or festival of lights, but Christmas is never mentioned. In my sonâ€™s school they are going to do play about a baby â€“ but as yet the word â€˜Christâ€™ has not been mentioned.
You can tell by now that I am a little pissed off about this. Who is against Christmas? I donâ€™t think the other religious faiths are? So who is it â€“ is it big business or people who are trying to be politically correct â€“ why is Christmas so offensive? Is it because it has â€˜Christâ€™ in the title? I donâ€™t know. Any ideasâ€¦.??