ESS Letter: Happy holidays!

Happy Holidays

Andrew Forrest tells of his “horror” at TK Maxx’s “Have a Merry Holiday” sign because “This has always been a Christian country.” (Letters Oct 21st)

This is simply not true. At the last census only half of Scots described themselves as having any religion with Christians being a further subset of those.

Christian myth and imagery has added to the ancient festival of Yule which resonates for us all as the turning point of the winter sun.

Unlike TK Maxx I am happy to call it “Christmas” but the religious do not own its “real meaning.”

Neil Barber Edinburgh Secular Society

Published Edinburgh Evening News

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