23 December 2006

Jesus is for life, not just for Christmas

Yeah, nothing original in the title. But I'm not feeling very creative today.

I have just been reading this article over at the Guardian website. It's a pretty poor representation of religion in what is supposed to be a Christian country. Christians are out numbered almost 2-1 by non-believers. And 82% of those questioned believe that religion does more harm than good.

It's a very sad statistic. Religion itself does not do harm, it is the followers of religion who do wrong in the name of their faith that causes harm. Surely that's obvious enough?

One statistic that surprised me is only 13% of people who claim to be Christian go to church at least once a week. But 54% are going to attend church over Christmas? Why? If you can't be bothered to worship week on week, why bother worshipping at Christmas? I find it hard to believe that people can't find one hour a week for God. But, just because it's Christmas, they think they should make the effort. I pray they find it in themselves to come back to church more often.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well Merry Christmas Jay!

Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Χρόνια Πολλά!