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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:58 PM

I saw a post of a Facebook thread about holiday not being an anti-Christian word.

Can someone provide the link to that for me?

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Reply I saw a post of a Facebook thread about holiday not being an anti-Christian word. (Original post)
mmonk Dec 2012 OP
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #1
Frances Dec 2012 #2
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #3
niyad Dec 2012 #4
dimbear Dec 2012 #5

Response to mmonk (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:59 PM

1. Well, it means "holy day" so it's hard to see the problem

but some folks are very good at discovering problems.

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Response to mmonk (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:00 PM

2. I have not seen that, but

I would think that holiday derived from holy day.

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Response to mmonk (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:03 PM

4. not on facebook, but are you thinking of the neil degrasse tyson quote"

Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson

Holiday derives from Holy Day. So it's etymologically under-informed to assert that "Happy Holidays" does not reference God.

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Response to mmonk (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:27 PM

5. The original meaning of 'holy' was 'not to be used.' Taboo.

Holidays are not to be used for work, for instance.

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