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Voxpop - Do you believe the traditional meaning of Christmas has fallen victim to modernisation?

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Reverend Glenroy Clarke
Reverend Everton Jackson
France Chambers
Pastor Gregory Haughton
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Do you believe the traditional meaning of Christmas has fallen victim to modernisation?

Reverend Glenroy Clarke, Lucea United Church, Hanover

"Christmas is still relevant to a lot of people today, but what has happened is that with globalisation, it has taken on a new form."

Reverend Everton Jackson, Calvary Baptist Church, St James

"When one considers the changes taking place in society, a number of traditional practices have been impacted, in some cases negatively. Christmas clearly has not escaped the impact of this rapid change in society, but, nevertheless, the significance of Christmas remains intact for the Christian community."

Pastor Gregory Haughton, Bounty Hall,  New Testament Church of God, Trelawny

"I think we have lost the true meaning of Christmas because it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus, and Jesus should be the centre of it. I think we are more commercialised, and it is about the fun, the money and the entertainment."

Pastor France Chambers, Chambers Pen district of Seventh-day Adventist Churches, Hanover

"Most of the emphasis of Christmas seems to favour our merchants, and too much emphasis is placed on frolicking and irreligious activities. Thankfully, there are still those who value the season and endeavour to experience and create its real essence."