December 25th, 2004

planet

It was a Christian holiday, you know...

The Christmas Eve candlelight service last night at Church of the Resurrection was incredible, I just have to say that. But it got me wondering... how many people celebrate Christmas and don't do anything with any church? I can't imagine Christmas not being a religious holiday but I know it happens... my atheist friends put up a "giftmas" tree to mark the holidays which I think is... interesting. Technically, since we stole Christmas trees from the pagans to start with, I can't bash on anyone too much for stealing it from us.

But it begs the question... just how Christian is the average Christmas?

Poll #408561 Christian Christmas?

What did you do to mark this as a Christian holiday?

Went to church most Sundays during advent
1(0.9%)
Went to church for Christmas eve/day services
3(2.7%)
Read the Bible or heard a reading of the Bible
0(0.0%)
Put up a nativity scene
5(4.5%)
Lit some advent candles
1(0.9%)
Prayed before eating
5(4.5%)
None of the above, but celebrated Christmas somehow anyway.
43(38.4%)
None of the above. Didn't do a darn thing for Christmas except maybe get the day off from work.
15(13.4%)

How would you describe your sprituality?

Definitely a Christian - and an involved one at that.
23(20.7%)
Christian but not terribly active.
19(17.1%)
An active and spiritual non-Christian (Jewish, Budhist, freethinking polythiest)
20(18.0%)
Don't really think about it at all
4(3.6%)
Think about it, but remain agnostic
24(21.6%)
Think about it, but don't want to talk about it in a silly livejournal poll
7(6.3%)
Athiest
14(12.6%)