This column is about religion, so please alert the American Civil Liberties Union. There may be some very offensive stuff coming up, and God knows the public should be protected.
When I was a kid, my parents usually took me to Midnight Mass on Christmas. I think they did that so I would not get up at five in the morning looking for what Santa had left. If my dad was going to stay up past ten, there had to be a reason other than praising the Lord.
Anyway, my church was always packed back in the early 1960s, when only about 3% of the American population was not affiliated with a specific religion. Today, 13% say they are non-affiliated religiously but, still, an overwhelming 78% of Americans profess to be Christians.
So you would think that on Christmas Day the churches would be packed with folks celebrating the birth of Jesus. Well, some of them will be, but many will be half full, because on any given Sunday church attendance throughout the USA is bleak.
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