Quote from thenursemandy
This is a little off topic, but the bible doesn't say to celebrate Easter or Christ's birth....only Christ's death. The only "holiday" I attend is Jesus death memorial.
All other holidays, to me, are based in Paganism or falsehoods not rooted in bible principle. So seeing crosses (that the bible states are cursed) and Adorned trees (that the bible says we're to not erect like the Pagans), Easter eggs and bunnies ( originated with Pagan fertility festival) offends me. Its not just a shirt, its a belief system. I could go on but its off-topic.....
I guess the question is, why are you offended that they believe or celebrate differently than you? I'm an Atheist and I have no problem being told "Merry Christmas" or "Bless You" or other phrases grounded in religion, or seeing Santa on someone's scrubs. Can't we just take it at the value in which it's meant? The statements are pleasantries. They're not saying "You must celebrate Christmas or there's something wrong with you," it's a holiday-themed version of "have a nice day".
I'll admit, it is annoying when patients make statements suggesting that, because I'm a nice person, I must be Christian...but they aren't meaning to be offensive. Call it being naive to other lifestyles or cultural incompetence, but is it worth being offended over or attempting to correct? This person is attempting to compliment me, now I'm going to lecture them? I know that's not exactly what you were talking about, but I guess that is my example of how I've been affected. I've never been one for celebrating holidays (usually chose to work them in LTC so that did could be with their families and I could get the Holiday Pay) but I don't understand being offended by people that choose to participate in them or that are passionate about their faith and want to wear something that is related to it. As long as we can all be respectful of each other's beliefs (Don't try to convert me, I won't try to convert you), there's no problem.........Right?
And now that I've assisted in taking this thread even more off topic.....
I think that as long as scrubs are clean, wrinkle-free and they fit the person well, it's professional. I really enjoy wearing Cherokee Flexibles. They typically have a colorful pattern on them and they're one of the few types that don't make me feel like I'm wearing a tent.