A word to live by: No one can do very wrong by going against the trends.
Somehow I missed this Pew Research report that came out last month (http://www.pewforum.org/2017/12/12/americans-say-religious-aspects-of-christmas-are-declining-in-public-life/), claiming “Shrinking majority believes the biblical account of the birth of Jesus depicts actual events,” etc.
At the heart of this report we have this. “Most U.S. adults believe–” the word “observe” would be more accurate–“the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past.” Duh! Really! You mean, after a decades-long, concerted effort to mock and vilify Christians who believe the Bible, some people have either turned away from that belief or else keep quiet about it? Gosh, who’da thought it? Propaganda really works! Thank you, teachers’ unions, noozies, and lawsuit-happy lawyers.
You can be sure the nooze media were popping their buttons over this one, just like they do with every year’s just-in-time-for-Christmas “Christmas stinks” report.
Pew sez belief in the historical accuracy of the Biblical account of Christ’s birth is 57%, down from 65% in 2014. That’s just three years.
I take this with a boulder of salt. I don’t know how Pew phrased the questions, how they decided who to ask, and other details that can dramatically skew the outcome of a poll.
What to do?
Like a wise lady once said, “When things get darker and harder–sing louder!”
God’s will shall be done, no matter what people think. Actually, I don’t think He spends a lot of time worrying about trends in popular opinion. God will keep His promises, He will do what He has said He’ll do. And if people don’t want eternal life, forgiveness of sins, the healing of all hurts, and the restoration of the world… I guess that’s their lookout.