Stumbled across an interesting passage from The Bible regarding Christmas trees, from Jeremiah 10:2-5.
10:2 Thus says the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.”
Wonder why that’s in there if Christmas trees are such a part of the Christian tradition? Not that I care. It’s no big deal to me. But the yearly give and take about Christian traditions being based upon Pagan holy days and customs is raging already. It all makes me wonder, if ancient Pagan holy days have nothing whatsoever to do with our modern observations, what exactly does a Christmas tree have to do with the birth of Jesus Christ? Kind of like wondering what the Easter Bunny has to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Why can no one explain this to me? And why do people get so uptight when you ask these questions?