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You're not supposed to have a Christmas tree if You're Christian
by Anonymous
November 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Jeremiah 10: 1-5 does talk about cutting down a tree and decorating it.
God and Idols 
1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says: 
  "Do not learn the ways of the nations 
  or be terrified by signs in the sky, 
  though the nations are terrified by them. 
3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; 
  they cut a tree out of the forest, 
  and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 

4 They adorn it with silver and gold; 
  they fasten it with hammer and nails 
  so it will not totter. 

5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, 
  their idols cannot speak; 
  they must be carried 
  because they cannot walk. 
  Do not fear them; 
  they can do no harm 
  nor can they do any good."

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  • headingsouth13
    November 17, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    hun it is just decoration. i do not know a single person that "worships" a christmas tree

  • vgmomof2grtkds
    November 17, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    It is a Pagan thing, but that's ok. Thanksgiving is bogus too.

  • newmom2009
    November 17, 2012 at 1:23 PM
    http://www.christmastreehistory.net/christian

    http://www.christmastreehistory.net/pagan
  • Lydlou02
    November 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM
    You missed the second half of verse 3."and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel"
    When's the last time you took a chisel to your xmas tree?
  • AllofFive19
    November 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    First two seconds.

    Quoting angevil53:

    Well duh...they just want the pretty lights everywhere. Oooo and tinsel. Tinsel is so shiny.


  • borgen0128
    November 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM
    I am an athiest, but christians celebrate a lot of non-christian holidays. Aren't they supposed to be keeping the feasts?
  • CrimsonRadiance
    November 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    This is talking about using the tree as an idol. I don't worship the tree, therefore this passage doesn't pertain to me. 

    And yes.. the Christmas tree is a Pagan tradition. So is the Easter Egg. *shrugs* Many Christians celebrate Halloween too. Who cares?? 

  • A_McCool
    November 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    The Christmas tree evolved from Pagan traditions so did the Easter bunny. I'm an atheist, though, so I don't have to worry about it. For us, Christmas is about family and swapping gifts. We gladly incorporate the tree without having to worry about the origins of the tradition.  I'm, also, fairly sure that Christmas being celebrated in December is related to Paganism as well. (They were easier to convert if they got to keep some of their own traditions.)

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    I worship God, not a tree, that's the difference and don't see anything wrong with it, but won't have one this year because my budget won't let me.

  • angevil53
    November 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    Lmfao. Yeah thats about right.


    Quoting AllofFive19:

    First two seconds.

    Quoting angevil53:

    Well duh...they just want the pretty lights everywhere. Oooo and tinsel. Tinsel is so shiny.



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