Monday, July 12, 2010

Leadership Poll: How Protestants celebrate July 4

Okay, so it's a self-selecting sample, but does anyone else find this Leadership poll disturbing? I've always thought that when Protestants jettison the church calendar, they fill the vacuum with secular "holy" days. Seems like this might provide some evidence for my theory.

How did your church recognize the 4th of July holiday?

7% said "It's not a holy day. We didn't recognize it."

20% said "A verbal recognition, little else."

20% said "A prayer for the nation."

9% said "It was the sermon's focus."

44% said "Patriotic hymns, sermon, visuals ... God bless the U.S.A.!"

Total Votes: 303

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