The "Seasons Greetings vs. Merry Christmas" controversy, as a matter of First Amendment concern, is rather amusing. Recently the City of Denver had opted to remove "Merry Christmas" from it's annual municipal building holiday display, so as not to offend "Establishment" purists, or the pathologically sensitive. What amuses about this is that people who wail at the display of Christmas are able to sleep at night accepting the present year as 2004. The word "Christmas" is in reference to the birth of Jesus. Merely displaying the name, or recognizing that December 25 commemorates this birth imposes no religious obligations on anyone. The same can be said of our present calendar, as the year 2004 is in reference to the same event observed at Christmas. Graciously acknowledging a sincere "Merry Christmas" is no more a religious observance than including the date on your next check.