The time has come, once again, to debunk this whole “America (was founded as/is) a Christian nation. IT WAS NOT. The Separation Clause of The US Constitution, essentially, forbids the US government from ENDORSING or CONDEMNING religion. ANY religion. Do not confuse YOUR heritage for the history of this nation. We have freedom OF religion, not FROM religion. If you’re going to be honest you have to understand that our country was founded by people who were Christians, Atheists and Agnostics, all, who believed in mutual respect and freedom to worship as we see fit, on a personal level. Again, do not confuse YOUR heritage for the heritage of this nation. Even as a Christian I can understand and respect the facts. For more information, please read this article from Forbes magazine. http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/09/25/was-america-founded-as-a-christian-nation/. By the same token, If, as a Christian, I wish you a “Merry Christmas,” suck it up and accept it with the love it was given, Buttercup, just as I will do when a Jewish friend wishes me Happy Channukah, or a black friend wishes me a “Happy Kwanza,” or an Athiest or Agnostic wishes me “Happy Festivus.” That person cared enough to respect you and offer you a greeting of joy. Happy Holidays!