Thursday, 2 January 2014

Brits believe Santa present at Jesus’ birth, new poll reveals

A survey of over 2,000 Britons reveals a myriad of false assumptions surrounding Christmas, including Santa Claus’ presence in the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth.

According to the poll, 12 per cent of Londoners think the Bible features Father Christmas, while 60 per cent believe the same is true of Mary riding a donkey.
A whopping 84 per cent of the public believes that three kings visited Jesus, despite the Gospels only mentioning “wise men from the East”.

Seven per cent of the public think Christmas trees – introduced in Britain’s Victorian era – are in the Bible, a proportion which nearly doubles among 18 to 35-year-olds.

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Additional reading:
  1. Christmas customs – Are They Christian?
  2. Jesus begotten Son of God #1 Christmas and Christians
  3. Jesus begotten Son of God #2 Christmas and pagan rites
  4. The nativity story
  5. Christmas, Saturnalia and the birth of Jesus
  6. Irminsul, dies natalis solis invicti, birthday of light, Christmas and Saturnalia
  7. Holidays, holy days and traditions
  8. Wishing lanterns and Christmas
  9. Christmas trees
  10. Focus on outward appearances
  11. Hanukkahgiving or Thanksgivvukah 
  12. Thanksgivukkah and Advent
  13. The imaginational war against Christmas
  14. Peter Cottontail and a Bunny laying Eastereggs
  15. Being Religious and Spiritual 8 Spiritual, Mystic and not or well religious
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