Opinion

Respect For All

Editor: I am writing in response to Lucy Egers’ letter (The Times, Nov. 14), complaining of the need to say “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings,” in place of “Merry Christmas.”

I understand her frustration with not being able to openly and happily celebrate the holidays she holds dear. In schools, we should allow children to use the greeting for the holidays that reflects their personal beliefs when interacting socially. However, it is a good and important lesson for all individuals to learn that society consists of a variety of beliefs, holidays, religions etc.

When one is at work, it is respectful to acknowledge your customers with courtesy, respect and diplomacy; therefore, a greeting that wishes well to all the company’s patrons is best. Perhaps the global lesson that needs to be learned is that we all share a planet, and respect goes far in fostering understanding and peace.

Happy Holidays.

Susan Fraser,

Langley

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: CBC wins TV rights to 2018 and 2020 Olympics, partners with Rogers, Bell (VIDEO)
 
Fox finds new election rules poorly promoted
 
CBC fired me for sexual behaviour: Ghomeshi
Reimer family gives back to their community
 
Protestors chase Kinder Morgan surveyors from Burnaby Mountain
 
Tourism brings more jobs to B.C.
New Loblaws CityMarket caters to ‘food enthusiasts’
 
BUSINESS TRACK: Nominate an excellent Mission business for award
 
Sawmills closing in beetle aftermath

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.