Whose intolerance, exactly, is being appeased by the wretched locution? Not that of the religious: in the town in which I live, the Moslem-owned Indian restaurants are festooned with Christmas decorations, and the staff hand round little presents to the regular customers and wish them a Merry Christmas. The notion that every person with the slightest religious faith is a fanatic waiting to explode with rage at the first indication that someone else has a different tradition or believes something different from him is absurd.
Dalrymple the atheist has no problem saying Merry Christmas. So what’s with all this Happy Holidays nonsense?
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