Christmas is important, but it would mean nothing without the Cross. Passover is the real holiday. And I am one of those who think Christmas is probably when Christ was conceived, not born.
It’s great for entertaining catz.
I respect your beliefs and opinions but from my perspective your thesis is nonsensical.
The Christmas tree, mistletoe, etc comes directly from Druid nature worship traditions, as does bunnies and eggs for Easter.
Bunnies and eggs were used in Spring renewal and fertility rites.
There is no need to justify or apologize as it does not matter.
I know religious Christians who say that every day is the day to celebrate the birth of Jesus in whatever way you want. The 25th is just as good as any other day. Why not?
What is in your heart dictates the celebration not the fun and festive trappings, regardless of their origin.
Just my humble opinion
Merry Christmas to all
Thanks for the great post. I love Christmas Trees, and they make it very lovely and celebratory as we worship Christ, the Word Become Flesh.
Please review Jeremiah 10 for xmas trees. shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
"Having abandoned its sombre dress for a scintillating splendour, it is transfigured and becomes the messenger of a light that is not its own but bears witness to the true Light that comes into this world. This tree's destiny is comparable to that of the shepherds: while they were watching in the shadows of the night, here they are illumined by the Angels' message. This tree's destiny is also comparable to our own, for we are called to bear good fruits to show that the world has truly been visited and redeemed by the Lord. Standing beside the crib, this fir, in its own way, demonstrates the great mystery that was present in the simple, poor place of Bethlehem. To the inhabitants of Rome, to all the pilgrims and to all who will visit St Peter's Square through the television images broadcast across the world, it proclaims the coming of the Son of God."
If only more Christians would know this important truth.
It seems to me, if this was as you say, a holiday for us to remember the garden of Eden tree, then wouldn’t the Apostles know “this important truth” as you call it? Since they were Christians then they should have known this important truth, however, there is not the slightest hint in Acts that they, not only celebrated Christ’s birth on the 25th, nor did they have a garden of Eden tree tied in with it.
In my town, at the courthouse, there is a Christmas tree, Santa and a Manger scene....screw the Muzzies and anyone else that want’s them gone.
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood THE TREE OF LIFE , Bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the TREE are for the Healing of the nations.
3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
AMEN = SO BE IT!!!
And Santa really, really does come down chimneys. Right?
I don’t care if it is derived from my Celtic-Briton-Saxon-Frankish roots
that matters none...it’s not quite up to witch doctors and boilng pots is it?