Merry Xmas everybody, those who celebrate the occasion and those who don't.

Despite it being a highly commercialised event, which stores and businesses heavily bank on, it is a special occasion for many, who get together as a family and exchange greetings and gifts the same way we do over Eid. Yes, there are always people we want to avoid, people we don't have the stomach to sit across for a meal and traditions which get boring when you repeat them in the same sequence year after year after year.

What annoyed me this year, like in every year, is when some really sad people start saying that we shouldn't exchange greetings with those who celebrate Xmas because we shouldn't do what the infidels do. I am appauled by such backwardness, which surely is against the spirit of Islam, the way I know and practise it. Why is it Ok for the infidels to wish us Eid Mubarak and not OK for us to wish them Merry Xmas ?

Until when will this backwardness and lack of tolerance and understanding continue and why do people who pretend to be educated and open-minded sending such horrid signals across ?

For as long as there are fanatics, peace on Earth is a far fetched dream.

Merry Xmas everyone..

5 comments:

Haitham Sabbah said...

Season's greetings and wish you Happy New Year. Hope it brings a fresh hope and new resolutions to us all

Cerebralwaste said...

Merry Christmas SBG!

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

thanks haitham and mark ;)

wishing u all the best for 2006 and 2007 and 2008..and beyond ;)

Abu Sinan said...

Merry Christmas. These extremists dont even know what being Muslim is all about. Happy Chanukkah whilst we are at it.

Have a good New Year as well!

sume said...

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a most joyful New Year!

On commercialization, girrlll, you're lucky if you have been exposed to Kid's Bop Christmas tunes! !@#$%&*!

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