I’ll never understand why Atheists put up Christmas trees and celebrate Christmas in their varied shapes and forms.
..Not the sharpest knives in the drawer are they?
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
Keeley, you are fantastic.
And obviously there’s nothing inherently Christian about Christmas trees. I mean, point out a reason in the Bible for them and you might have a point, but at this point they’re obviously more indicative of a cultural celebration than a religious one, to the point that they probably detract from the religious significance of the event. So, instead, one might ask why Christians put up Christmas trees.
Christmas trees are an adopted symbol that predates the holiday and the religion. It is frequently traced to the symbolism of evergreen trees in pre-Christian winter rites, especially with the story of the Donar Oak and Saint Boniface.
According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime.”