If we can't say "Merry Christmas" now because it's insensitive and offensive, what about the rest of our holidays? "Happy Valentine's Day" might be too emotionally damaging for those with no romantic interests. "April Fool's" might shatter someone's self-esteem. "Happy Thanksgiving" might damage the sensitivities of someone with nothing to be thankful for. And do we realize how emotionally distraught someone might become celebrating someone else's "Happy Birthday"? Or the pain of being pinched on St. Patrick's Day?

And, of course, there's that dreaded phrase "Happy Halloween." If spoken to anyone who might have once been possessed by the devil, they might have a relapse!

David Christensen