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."
by TheMrs407November 17, 2012 at 1:17 PMI thought these debates would start soon.
by AnonymousNovember 17, 2012 at 1:18 PMOr furniture either. Go get rid of it!
by Randi02November 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM
Good thing I'm not a Christian.
by angevil53November 17, 2012 at 1:19 PMWell duh...they just want the pretty lights everywhere. Oooo and tinsel. Tinsel is so shiny.
by AnonymousNovember 17, 2012 at 1:20 PMAwesome... Saves me some cash this year :D
by AnonymousNovember 17, 2012 at 1:20 PMTrees are pagan tradition anyway, right?
I'm an atheist and i still do Christmas with the tree and all. sure some people will have something to say about that but i look at it as fun family time and an excuse to give gifts and have a big dinner etc.. lol
I do agree with all that you just posted though.