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Monday, December 25, 2017

DEC 25, 2017 - 8:23 AM ET - MERRY CHRISTMAS

QUOTE FOR THIS POST

"Jesus was born on Christmas Day, visiting, gift giving, socializing and eating are 

only a minor part of this day, Jesus' birthday."

Forrest Caricofe

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WHAT'S ON MY MIND TODAY

**Merry Christmas to all. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus 

Christ,observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural 

celebration among billions of people around the world." 




A depiction of the Nativity of Jesus with a Christmas tree backdrop.

Credit wikipedia.

I need to apologize here. There are from 4,200 to 4,300 religions in the world, so

I cannot cover each 1 in this blog. So, for today, I'll type about the top 3.

"1.  Christianity (2.1 billion).

 2.  Islam (1.3 billion).

 3.  Nonreligious (Secular/Agnostic/Atheist) (1.1 billion)."

By Dr Stephen Juan.  https://www.theregister.co.uk/.

1.  "According to the Pew Research Center, “As of 2010, Christianity was by far 

the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a 

third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.” However the rest of the 

world (69%), follow different religions that may or may not celebrate 

Christmas."

https://greenglobaltravel.com/countries-that-dont-celebrate-christmas/.

2.  "Annual Muslim celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad Muhammed 

was born in Mecca, now in Saudi Arabia, in the year 570 of the Gregorian 

calendar. The precise date of his birth is unclear. However, Sunni Muslims 

observe Muhammed's birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-

awwal (March), while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th day of this month."

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/muslim/prophet-birthday

And of course, the:

3.  "Nonreligious (Secular/Agnostic/Atheist) (1.1 billion)" who may or may not

celebrate a religious holiday like Christmas.  

Christmas should be a joyous time for us all, visiting, gift giving, a large 

extended family table with lots of great food and socializing. But, just remember,

this day is most important for us as the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. 





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