It is probably not a personal attack when someone who does not know your faith greets you and wishes you well.
Today as part of my sermon I spoke about the ongoing greeting wars during this holiday season. One of the parishioners spoke to me afterward about the fact that she works with a Sikh, who regularly receives Christmas and Easter cards from people who do not know his faith. She told me he treasures them, and displays them to others. Isn't that the appropriate and gracious way to respond to an expression of well-wishing?
Valley News Dispatch included a letter to the editor from a Brackenridge reader who put the vandalism of a creche and the use of "Happy Holidays" in the same category of "striking out" at believers.
Christians can learn a few things from people of other religions.