Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays

Usually I would say 'Merry Christmas and Happy New Year' and wouldn't think twice about it - but now, one has to be careful making such a statement like that. I can't believe people are getting upset over Huckabee's Christmas ad. I suppose I had a similar message last year, recounting that in Vietnam, even though we were Buddhist, we too celebrate the Birth of Christ during Christmas, for he's a bodhisattva entering this world, offering knowledge/teachings to the world. Of course, there are bodhisattva before and after him, but there's nothing wrong with celebrating the birth of a particular bodhisattva/person who makes a significant impact in your life.

I do not think Huckabee would force his faith on anyone. It would be impossible. It's a just a gentle reminder of what the 'Christmas' holiday represents.

Anyway, Happy Holidays to all.


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