Jejudo, South Korea
What to do? What to do?
But, Denise, I think you've already answered that. Telling someone that they shouldn't be offended, as Magicmystery mentions, is the wrong way to go. It's an infinite regress because the original complaint is that you shouldn't offend them.
Why not ask why Chistmas is offensive?
It's not part of my religion.
And what religion is Christmas a part of?
All Christian religions.
But that's not true. The Greek Orthodox Church doesn't celebrate it on the twenty-fifth.
The argument will continue and continue, but at some point the general concept that we can respect others' beliefs and still have our own can come out. At that point, we can discuss the lack or recognition of other religious holidays.
Would you support tax dollars to subsidize the festival at the last day of Ramadan in a Muslim community?
Sure, why not?
I think we can argue, contest, and discuss many PC issues by giving them recognition (That is, listening to what they say and trying to understand the reasoning behind it.) rather than recoiling with, "I don't care what they say."
Unless the very idea that you should care isn't important to you.
The trick here is not however bowing down to principle or accepting a principle, but in figuring out if it pays to discuss this. In a general sense, I don't think it's worth discussing the renaming of Chrismas (It's absurd). In a specific sense, a community sense, it may be however, if kids can't go see a Christmas Carol -- because one atheist has never read that book and is offended by the title or whatever -- then that means it's time to start talking.
There's a difference between feeling victimized because you are are Christian and then venting about it to a predominantly Christian crowd and acting on Christian values such as compassion, care, and commitment.
I don't know, why don't Christians put there time and effort into compromise and conversation rather than resentment and insulation.