Like the Little Drummer Boy, let me bang this drum one more time. In Malaysia, an X-mas open house is being held by the Malaysian government on Saturday. They have asked, however, that all references to Jesus be removed.
Christians make up only 8% of the Malaysian population, so one might not expect great Christmas celebrations there. But can you imagine an Eid festival being held in the US or UK with the authorities saying, “Have a great time, but don’t mention that M. guy”. We liberals do much pouting about the West; we are, however, more religiously tolerant than much of the world. That is something to be cheerful about.
For you secular headlifers out there: I am not calling for compulsory Jesus-loving over Christmas. I don’t care what you do. But don’t let tolerance for other cultures produce intolerance for ours.