December 24, 2012
Merry CHRISTmas to allTopics:
A joyous and Merry CHRISTmas to all, from Hyscience.
We will not be posting on Christmas day, and the rest of this evening I'll be resting up for midnight mass. Meanwhile, remember CHRIST is the reason for the season, as told in this beautiful video of the Nativity story, posted on YouTube in December 2007:
And there's no better music to celebrate Christmas than listening to the beautiful voice of Martina McBride performing O Holy Night
... as well as this awesome viral video from Nov.13 2010 when unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch at the Welland Seaway Mall, Ontario, Canada. Over 100 participants in this spectacular Christmas Flash Mob, singing "Hallelujah Chorus" from George Handel's Messiah. Sung by members of the Chorus Niagara:
And as for who celebrates Christmas in America, 2010 studies show that nine in 10 Americans (91 percent) celebrate Christmas, including many non-Christians. A majority of agnostics or those claiming no preference (89 percent) celebrate Christmas, as well as those from other religions (62 percent), and even atheists (55 percent) observe the holiday in some way. Gallop finds that 51 percent of Americans observe it as a "strongly religious holiday," up from 49 percent in 2006 and 40 percent in 1989.
"Over the past three decades, the percentage of those who celebrate Christmas and describe it as a 'strongly religious' holiday for them has increased," the Gallup Poll report notes. ... Thus, the religious aspect of the Christmas holiday may be growing in importance; ...Again, Merry Christmas to all, on this the eve of the day that we celebrate the birth of Christ ... and a religion that is TRULY about love and peace!
Related: Gallop 2012 Survey - This Christmas season, 78% of American adults identify with some form of Christian religion. Did you realize 78% of all Americans and 95% of those with faith are Christians?
Posted by Hyscience at December 24, 2012 2:07 PM
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