Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader of Washington Ethical Society, was on Interfaith Stories. Listen here.
About 90% of Americans celebrate Christmas. However, only 46% of Americans say that they consider it to be a religious holiday. So as the religious significance of Christmas erodes, does it also lose its deeper meaning? Amanda Poppei, senior leader of the Washington Ethical Society, says that humanist, non-religious, and non-Christian people can still celebrate the holiday in a meaningful way by drawing universal themes and lessons from the Christmas story. She also says that families can turn to traditions and time spent together over more commercial practices in order experience Christmas more deeply.