Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas: Whose Birthday?

Some stats published by Christian Today:
  • 12% of adults know the nativity story
  • 36% of children do not know whose birthday is being celebrated
  • 51% of people now say the birth of Jesus is irrelevant to their Christmas
As a result The Bishop of Manchester has launched a campaign with these posters:

At the launch of the campaign, with various Christian groups and churches in Manchester, Bishop David Walker reminded people of the importance of remembering the true reason we celebrate Christmas in an increasingly secular society. The posters will be distributed to hundreds of other sites around the country. The hope is that they will inspire people to check out their local church and find out more about the Christian faith.

Are you surprised at the statistics? Do you think the posters will work? Are people interested or just concerned with themselves? Is Christmas just an excuse to over indulge? Does this campaign touch upon another serious issues of debt?

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