Friday, November 22, 2013

Are you being persecuted?

"Did someone threaten your life, safety,
civil liberties, or right to worship?
This question comes up every holiday season when talk radio starts blaring about the “War on Christmas.” 

Now blogger Rachel Held Evans (who I had the great pleasure of meeting and hearing in the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Dimensions of Faith series last month)  thought she would help everyone out with this handy chart. (She asks that we offer thanks to Ryan Richardson for making it look good.)

What do you think? Is it a generous gesture to wish our Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or non-believing friends a warm “Happy Holidays,” or should we expect them to adopt our holiday so as not to persecute us?