Just Say ‘Merry Christmas’

By Dennis Prager Published on November 30, 2016

After years of a progressive shift toward using the phrases like “Happy Holidays” and “Winter Break,” Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated radio host and founder of the Prager University YouTube channel, explains why he says “Merry Christmas,” even though he’s Jewish, and invites the rest of America to join him.

 

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  • j anime ramen

    Wow he’s is really a smart man I know going tp say merry Christmas.

  • R. Bourdin

    Bravo and this includes Canada as well. It is I who is insulted when my Country , my family traditions are banned . This is the way of the Canadians and Americans alike, The Immigrants are welcome in mu country but don’t change my traditions , my beliefs , my Countries Customs no more than I would move to your Country and DEMAND my religion my prayers my dress my way of living and many more . When in Rome , do as the romans . In Canada and USA , do as we live , accept our ways our customs , our various religions or non -religion , our Language , Canada has two official Languages, our dress code and don’t demand that we change for you , it is you that wants to assimilate in live in our country. As I said I don’t go to your Country and demand my church my religion to be accepted and that you talk English or French because I don’t feel I want to learn yours , that I want my ways. I know right now , your Country would tell me pack your bags and move back to where you are from because we don’t plan to change anything Here in Canada and USA we allow you to have your Mosques and clothing apparel and your prayers sessions and a lot more but please don’t complain about it, in God We Trust and the Allegiance and Oh Canada , and The Star-Spangled Banner.

    Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

    “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907

    Canada is of the same opinion , so in Closing I find Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. I agree with Theodore Roosevelt and Dennis Prager. I just want my country value and lifestyle restore to a time I felt proud of not loosing what my forefathers have fought so hard for so long to achieve for its citizens

    • JonathanMcFerry

      “Canada is of the same opinion”? No. Not all of us. You don’t speak for this Canadian.

    • ewe …

      Oy vey. Say whatever you want. There is no ban. You are paranoid.

  • PilgrimGirl

    A religious man who defends saying “Merry Christmas” but his whole argument is nothing more than a red herring.

    He doesn’t believe Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) yet defends a holiday that’s understood to celebrate his incarnation. His video even pictures Santa Claus getting punched for saying “Merry Christmas”! Nonsense!

    How many people say “Merry Christmas” yet they do not know our Lord Jesus Christ at all? They don’t know Him, why He came, what He did, or where He is now. Whatever that number, it clearly includes those who are religious but don’t know Him.

    • ewe …

      Say what you want but this year Christmas Day was shared also with other holidays so it’s respectful to say happy holidays.

      • PilgrimGirl

        I agree. It comes down to what we see in it. What’s important isn’t the day itself; the importance is in the One who made the day – Christ Jesus our Lord. To worship a day or anyone or thing else is idolatry.

        • ewe …

          With respect that is what is important to you. It’s ok for others to feel the way they do too. Since you feel Christ is being attacked, I would like to inform you that this is because so many people use Christ as their weapon of choice. That is not going to be allowed. I want you to try and see from what you type here that you are telling everyone to think and feel the way you do. It’s ok that you have your faith and believe a certain way but it is bombastic to insinuate everyone fall in line with your learned or inherited belief systems. That is not peaceful or informed or Christ like. Good luck.

          • PilgrimGirl

            With all due respect, ewe, I’ve not told anyone to think or feel the way I do. In spiritual matters, what I think or how I feel doesn’t matter.
            Likewise, what you think or how you feel doesn’t matter either. What does matter, and that infinitely so, is what the LORD says in His word. If I have deviated from that, feel free to show me where.

          • ewe …

            You just did it again. You are not expressing your view on what you believe. You are stating it to me and anyone reading as if it’s fact. Jesus was a person if he even existed. The rest is everything you were taught and choose to believe and in your case like so many others something you type about as if it’s fact. You are being confronted and the base point of this discussion is not going to be set on what you think. Your story is not fact, your story is not the starting point. We are discussing your fantasy and your unwillingness to address that.

          • PilgrimGirl

            What the LORD says is not my “view” or my “fantasy”, His word is truth. “Choose to believe”? Do you choose to believe the sky is blue on a sunny day? No, you believe it because you see it and know it to be true. But we’re all born into this world spiritually dead, with a mind that hates God, and going our own way. Except a man (or woman or
            child) be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

            I’ve no desire to argue or debate, only to declare His truth. His sheep will hear His voice.

            Take care 🙂

          • ewe …

            Good bye. Go bother someone else. You are so full of yourself.

  • Disarmed in CA

    Merry Christmas and Happy HOLY Days to you all!

  • Mrs. Phillips

    What about “Mary” Christmas?

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