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6:47pm on Sunday, 20th November, 2005:

Christmas Culture


There's an article in The Independent on Sunday today, "Does Christmas mean anything any more in multi-ethnic Britain?". They asked a bunch of people in the street whether they felt Christmas was purely a Christian festival or whether all religions could join in (and, presumably, atheism too if they'd thought about it).

It's a bad headline, though: "multi-ethnic" should be "multi-cultural". Or are people tied to their religion through their ethnicity, like it or not?

The answer seemed to be that strong Christians felt it was to do with Christ and everyone else felt it was to do with giving your kids presents.

Yup, as I said, a great advertisement for atheism.

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