In the comment on the 1 in 4 are fools post, I was requested to write another article about christmas trees.
|Egyptian tree of life|
As a Messianic Believer in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) one thing I do agree with atheists and agnostics is that christmass and all its trappings needs to be removed from public display as being offensive. Neither christmass or any of its trappings is Christian - it is "christianized" paganism. God demands Holiness and mixing paganism with worship of Him is an abomination. He did not accept it when Aaron made a golden calf (Exodus 32 ) nor does He accept it today.
|Assyrian tree of life|
Most people do not realize that christmass (as well as easter) was celebrated long before Messiah Yeshua was born. In different cultures, the false "gods" (most, if not all, were nephilim) had different names. The "god" tammuz (who is also known as mithra, ra, ba-al, horus, etc.) is the one celebrated at christmass and easter.
christmass was started when tammuz was killed by a wild boar (why ham is popular at christmass and easter - think about it - celebrating a Jewish Messiah with pork???) and allegedly rose the third day. This was to mimic the virgin birth and resurrection in advance of it happening. Ancient Israel brought the pagan celebrations back with them when they returned to Israel from Egypt and Babylon. There is an account of them celebrating easter long before Messiah Yeshua was born - and God called it an abomination (Ezekiel chapter 8) Jeremiah speaks about them celebrating decorating their idol tree:
1 Hear what the LORD says to you, people of Israel.
2 This is what the LORD says:
“Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens,
though the nations are terrified by them.
3 For the practices 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.
|Two obelisks; one decorated|
The christmass tree is a phallic symbol just like the obelisk. Every time you decorate the tree especially when you hang your round little ornaments on it (think about what that is symbolizing) you are performing pagan rituals. The star at the top. I won't get too graphic but it is purely pagan and purely pornographic. The christmass tree has no business being used by Christians and should be banned (same as obelisks) as being pornographic.
Do your own research on christmas and its pagan origin. christmass was never celebrated by "christians" until
Contantine mixed the pagan celebration of tammuz with "christianity" forming the roman religion in ~ 300-400 AD.