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Poll: 19 of 20 Americans observe Christmas
UPI ^ | December 24, 2010

Posted on 12/24/2010 9:39:06 AM PST by george76

Nineteen of 20 U.S. residents celebrate Christmas, including 80 percent of non-Christians...

A majority of those surveyed said their celebrations include religious activities, with 62 percent going to church on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, 65 percent including religious symbols in their decorations and 78 percent saying they take some time to reflect on Christ's birth.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christmas; g71; merrychristmas

1 posted on 12/24/2010 9:39:08 AM PST by george76
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To: LucyT

Ninety-five percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, and of these, 51% describe the holiday as “strongly religious” for them, continuing an upward trend seen since 1989.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/145367/Christmas-Strongly-Religious-Half-Celebrate.aspx


2 posted on 12/24/2010 9:40:05 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

95% of Americans celebrate Christmas, 1% are gay, guess which is banned at school?


3 posted on 12/24/2010 9:43:08 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: george76

Christmas is the busiest time of year for atheists.

Merry Christmas


4 posted on 12/24/2010 9:43:36 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: george76

So only 5% are “offended” by the birth of Jesus Christ? Normally, 95% wins. We need to make it that way again. Those Scrooges who are “offended” can go stick their head in a snowbank until after Christmas.


5 posted on 12/24/2010 9:44:00 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: george76

Merry Christmas!!!!!
(from an Old Testament believer)


6 posted on 12/24/2010 9:45:58 AM PST by onedoug
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To: GeronL

0 is hiding up a creek ...never found a Church ?


7 posted on 12/24/2010 9:48:55 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

the obamanation is one of those who does not celebrate Christmas. speaks volumes


8 posted on 12/24/2010 9:50:01 AM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: onedoug; bray; jazusamo; Flycatcher

Merry Christmas


9 posted on 12/24/2010 9:50:58 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; All

Thanks for the ping, George.

MERRY CHRISTMAS All !!!


10 posted on 12/24/2010 10:03:53 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

Including my best bud Jewish friend. Who puts up a tree before me, decorates the joint before me, sends out more Christmas cards than I do. When he called last night, he lamented that they might not have enough time to “get ready” with baking and all.

His family celebrates both Hannukah and Christmas. And there isn’t a Christian member of the family in the bunch.

Peace on Earth and all that other good stuff. :)


11 posted on 12/24/2010 10:05:06 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: george76

I am not offended when my Jewish friends wish me Happy Hanukkah, would not be offended if someone wished me Happy Kwanza, or Ramadan, or anything else. If someone is offended when I wish them Merry Christmas, they have something wrong with them. I am not asking them to celebrate my beliefs, I am only wishing good things for them. BTW my Jewish friend just sent me an email wishing me Merry Christmas and telling me she was glad we were friends. None of the Jewish people I actually know ever seem to have an issue with Christmas or Easter or anything else. So, who ARE the people who are so offended?


12 posted on 12/24/2010 10:07:18 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: george76

He will be at home celebrating the wookie holidays with his wife.


13 posted on 12/24/2010 10:10:49 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Daisyjane69
The Jews I know don't care one bit about this being the Christmas season, either. In the spirit of the season, they wish me a Merry Christmas, and I wish them Happy Hanukkah. Now, if someone wished me a "Happy Kawnzaa", or "Zippy Kwanzaa" or whatever, I'd probably laugh and wish them a Happy Yak Shaving Day (with a tip of the hat to Ren and Stimpy).

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

14 posted on 12/24/2010 10:28:21 AM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: bray
Christmas is the busiest time of year for atheists.

Huh? I'm an atheist and I don't feel busier. Oh, and I wish everyone with whom I come into contact during December a Merry Christmas. It is a BIG part of our culture, and I respect it.

So, Merry Christmas, fellow Freepers, and this is from a conservative atheist.

15 posted on 12/24/2010 10:29:47 AM PST by America_Right (The best thing about the Obama Presidency: McCain isn't the President!)
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To: America_Right

So you’re not one of those atheists who can’t breath when you see a Christmas tree and require everybody bow to your beliefs? You may want to rethink your atheism, cause this is when we here how oppressed you and your fellow 4% are.

Merry Christmas


16 posted on 12/24/2010 10:34:04 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: wku man
The Jews I know don't care one bit about this being the Christmas season

Hmmm, I would have thought that those in the retail sector would be happy about the Christmas season.

17 posted on 12/24/2010 10:36:52 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: george76; jazusamo
The best to you and yours!

Merry Christmas!

18 posted on 12/24/2010 10:37:20 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: bray
Christmas is the busiest time of year for atheists.

I'm an agnostic, but I celebrate Christmas.
Jesus was the most influential person ever to have lived, and you don't need to be religious to appreciate that his teachings are as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago.
So Merry Christmas to all, left, right and inbetween.

19 posted on 12/24/2010 10:45:06 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Riodacat

Tell that to the Fundamental atheists who have us whispering Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays soas not to offend. But yes he is the most important person since his gift was forgiveness and salvation from ourselves.

Merry Christmas


20 posted on 12/24/2010 10:49:00 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: onedoug
Merry Christmas!!!!!
(from an Old Testament believer)

Well, thank you Old Testament type person! :)

And the same to your and yours and Happy H as well! (lol. didn't wanna butcher the spelling)

Godspeed

21 posted on 12/24/2010 10:51:53 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: george76

Merry Christmas from a non-religious agnostic!


22 posted on 12/24/2010 10:58:15 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SunStar

Merry Christmas


23 posted on 12/24/2010 11:02:06 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Merry Christmas to all and happy birthday, Jesus.


24 posted on 12/24/2010 11:09:37 AM PST by Robwin
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To: Riodacat

Tell that to the Fundamental atheists who have us whispering Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays soas not to offend. But yes he is the most important person since his gift was forgiveness and salvation from ourselves.

Merry Christmas


25 posted on 12/24/2010 11:17:18 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: GeronL
Well he has indeed turned America into one big Star Wars Holiday Special.
26 posted on 12/24/2010 11:39:36 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: bray
cause this is when we here how oppressed you and your fellow 4% are.

If you mean "hear", then you are looking in the wrong place. I have never, and will never complain about being oppressed (well, that is until the Mexicans take over the U.S. and I really AM oppressed). That is a lib thing.

I wasn't trying to start an argument or an insult-fest. I was just trying to let you know that we (atheists) are not all a bunch of whacko lib idiots that, as you say, can't breathe when we see a Christmas tree and want everyone to bow to our beliefs. If there was a war between the whacko lib atheists and the Christians, I would join up with the Christians. As I said, it is a big part of the American culture, and I will always respect it. I believe in freedom. Believe whatever you want to believe, and don't try to force your beliefs on others (i.e. whacko Muzzies).

We're on the same side. Relax.

27 posted on 12/24/2010 11:53:18 AM PST by America_Right (The best thing about the Obama Presidency: McCain isn't the President!)
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To: brytlea

“So, who ARE the people who are so offended?”

MSM


28 posted on 12/24/2010 12:09:18 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

They really seem to be the only ones. And professional offendenati. No regular people I know care. They all wish each other Merry Christmas, a few wish me Happy Holidays, but don’t get concerned when I come back with Merry Christmas (I think the ones who wish m Happy Holidays do so out of a concern for giving offense since they have been told by the media that some people might be offended by a Merry Christmas). My feeling is that if someone is offended and tells me they are I will tell them that I meant no offense and only intend to wish them good things, and if they are offended by that I’m sorry for them. If they press the issue my answer wold be that perhaps they need to seek help since no words I say, wishing them good things could possibly give them injury.


29 posted on 12/24/2010 12:21:02 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: george76

Amy Grant "Breath of Heaven" LINK

30 posted on 12/24/2010 12:25:36 PM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: America_Right

Who’s trying to force their beliefs on anyone. Glad you’re offended for your religion just like us Christians are every day of our lives. Now you see what it’s like since you are a protected victim group.

Merry Christmas


31 posted on 12/24/2010 12:45:00 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: george76

95% of Americans observe Christmas, and the other 5% were let across the border or admitted pursuant to immigration diversity policies.


32 posted on 12/24/2010 1:55:26 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I'm not sure not celebrating and “offended” are the same. I don't celebrate Hanukkah but it does not offend me.
33 posted on 12/24/2010 4:41:05 PM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: brytlea

I am not offended when my Jewish friends wish me Happy Hanukkah, would not be offended if someone wished me Happy Kwanza, or Ramadan, or anything else. If someone is offended when I wish them Merry Christmas, they have something wrong with them. I am not asking them to celebrate my beliefs, I am only wishing good things for them. BTW my Jewish friend just sent me an email wishing me Merry Christmas and telling me she was glad we were friends. None of the Jewish people I actually know ever seem to have an issue with Christmas or Easter or anything else. So, who ARE the people who are so offended?


Sad to say, my guess is that you don’t live in LA or NYC ...


34 posted on 12/25/2010 7:14:50 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: george76

Merry Christmas!


35 posted on 12/25/2010 7:39:51 AM PST by StAnDeliver (\)
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To: StAnDeliver

Merry Christmas


36 posted on 12/25/2010 8:25:56 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I think that's what the TEA party was/is all about, reclaiming America for Americans!

USA,USA, USA, and Merry Christmas.

37 posted on 12/25/2010 12:38:14 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

No, but I live in Palm Beach County (Delray Beach to be specific) which is like Baja NYC.


38 posted on 12/25/2010 3:23:05 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: george76

Wow, that’s 608 out of 640!


39 posted on 12/25/2010 3:26:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: brytlea

No, but I live in Palm Beach County (Delray Beach to be specific) which is like Baja NYC.///////////////////////////// Does that mean I can find good chinese food, great pizza, and a tasty knish there?


40 posted on 12/26/2010 2:53:01 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

I don’t eat any of that stuff, but probably. I have to import the makings for decent Mexican food from Santa Fe.


41 posted on 12/26/2010 11:56:46 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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