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Christmas; Economy or Secularism

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Berean, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Berean

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    Jan 18, 2006
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    This evening after a Church function my wife and I decided to drive through several neighborhoods to view Christmas decorations as we used too do every Christmas Season when our children and grandchildren were small. It has probably been 4 or 5 years at least since we had done such. We drove around for about 2 hours I was astonished and amazed at how few decorations both Christian and secular that we saw compared to the few short years. We live in an area of a hundred thousand people and I would estimate that we saw about 20 to 25% to maybe less compared to what we saw a few years ago. I remarked to my wife that a small percent of this decline was due to a stagnant economy but most of it was due to just a downright deemphasizing of Christmas in our present culture and. secular world. Have any of you taken notice of this?
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Not in my area. We've got some "world famous" Christmas displays around the Kansas City area. While the media and certain groups want to wage a war on Christmas, I don't believe it is settling in at the individual level. People still celebrate Christmas, and if there is any reduction in displays, it is likely economics related as opposed to a de-emphasis of the season.