How Jesus’ birth became an “American Christmas” by Thomas S. Kidd
USA Today op-ed
by Thomas S. Kidd
Polls released this week by USA TODAY/Gallup and LifeWay Research confirm what many Christians have suspected for some time: America’s Christmas is no longer centered on Jesus. But that does not mean that Christmas is irreligious. Instead, Christmas in America has become, along with the Fourth of July, America’s great festival of civil religion, a veneration of American values: family, shopping, and faith — whatever that “faith” means to you.
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