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Offline DCPatriot

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Move over 'O Holy Night,' only half of Americans see Christmas as religious


Christmas is a traditionally considered a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but a recent study shows just over half of Americans see it as a religious holiday



While the vast majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, only about half say they see it as mostly a religious holiday, according to a recent Pew Research study. One third of those polled consider it a cultural celebration focused on exchanging gifts and spending time with family.

While 86 percent of Americans say they plan to attend a gathering of family or friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas and purchase presents for loved ones, only 54 percent plan to attend a religious service over the holiday that theologically observes the birth of Jesus Christ.


more at:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/move-over-o-holy-night-only-half-of-americans-see-christmas-as-religious.html

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Offline DCPatriot

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From a 67 year old POV ....who was raised Catholic and served Mass

I too, look upon Christmas as an enjoyable secular holiday season.

But....no matter how they try, they can never keep Christ out of Christmas.

Even if they're successful in removing every manger scene from in front of every office building....they can't change the origination of Christmas.
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

"It's not the mountain before you, but the pebble in your shoe"      ....or something like that


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