December 20, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 35

Keep true spirit of season going throughout the year

In Our Opinion

Christmas.

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It can elicit the best in all of us as well as seemingly the worst.

Something we can all likely agree on is that Christmas has of course been commercialized beyond recognition. The first hints of the next celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ begin to surface about Halloween; not with religious recognition, but rather with bobbles and trinkets.

A peek at the breakdown of religious following in the U.S. shows that with over 51 percent of the population claiming to be Protestant, another 24 percent Catholic and 3-plus percent described as “other Christian,” those who traditi...

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