Apparently there is a popular YouTube guy who is offended by people saying Merry Christmas. This isn’t uncommon these days. This happens to be an example of someone telling us how to act around the holidays. These people want to tell you how to act at other times. They want to tell you how to live. It never ends.
Here is what this guy put on Twitter.
My first thought is that this guy is just looking for attention. He got it.
This guy is worried that people being happy during the holidays is going to cause stress, depression and mental health issues for a lot of people. I hate to say it, but people are going to have those feelings regardless of what you say. Sure, it’s a tough time of year for some people. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t share your cheer. What’s the alternative, be pissed off and mean to people so they feel better about their lives?
You will notice that this doesn’t work both ways. It’s fine if you feel bad if someone doesn’t say Merry Christmas. It’s just like you having to be happy with anything the letter people do. Displaying a rainbow flag is a way for some to express their pride, but if you express your pride in a way they don’t like, well, you are the bad person. It only works one way in their minds.
The attention mental health issues receive these days is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean people with these issues get to tell everyone else how to act and feel. It’s great to bring awareness to these issues, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our lives.
Jesus tells us to treat others the way we would like to be treated. He doesn’t have an exception for those who are “triggered” by our kind actions.