Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Some links

Just going through my recent surfing history, here are some links I found interesting:

According to an article on Wikipedia, in terms of American's Self-Described Religious Identification, as of 2001: we are 80% Christian (Catholic 26%, Baptist 17%, Methodist 7%, nondenominational 7%, Lutheran 5%, Presbyterian 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Episcopalian 2%, Latter Day Saints 1.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses .8%), 15% No Religion/Athiest/Agnostic, 1.4% Jewish, 0.6% Muslim, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.4% Hindu, 0.3% Unitarian, but as a whole, only about 21% of Americans actually go to church one or more times a week.

So, if you take all the Christians, subtract the Jehovah's Witnesses, and assume that the majority of agnostics celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday, roughly 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas. Santa Claus beats Jesus in a landslide.

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U.S. Airways is trying to buy Delta for $8 billion. To me, all airlines stink. Delta's always late and US Airways will lose your bags. I don't even want to think about what the super-airline would be like.

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It's not enough that he got away with murder; O.J. has to taunt us about it. How do his kids even look at him?

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The Black Eyed Peas are off my list.

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Here's something to laugh at:

1 comment:

A NY JW said...

You are right about Santa hands down! Jesus has nothing to do with the date - do a Web search on the origins of the "Holy Day" Christmas - it was even banned in some US states for a time...

Now about O.J.'s kids? They are the most well behaved twosome in the WORLD - they couldn't wait to high tale it to College! Hope the grandparents set aside some $ for therapy though, because he obviously hasn't a sensitive bone in his body to write his fantasy/reality work - Booo!