The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

murdered trees, gifts, snow & joy

Christmas is coming. Many people buy murdered pine trees to put in their homes as some sort of Christmas symbol or decoration of sorts.

Anyone who’s studied the Bible or been in a church would know that trees have nothing to do with Christmas. It makes no sense whatsoever to use a tree as a representation of God. It can confuse outsiders making them think that the tree is in fact God. Now this assumption is totally stupid, but it may happen.

Other symbols of the Christmas season such as gifts, snow (White Christmas) and joy most humans feel in a Judeo-Christian society merely represent the weather, goodwill, remembrance of the gifts given to the baby Jesus or the tradition of giving children gifts during Hanukkah. In all this, where’s the birth of Christ (the incarnation of God)?

On a personal note, we’ll just have the little Nativity set that I’ve got my little boys last year in church.

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