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Christians have you invited pagan forest spirits into your home this Christmas ?

As everyone knows a Christmas Tree is placed in a home near the fire to give forest spirits somewhere to live over the dark winter days. It is a pagan ritual many millennia old. We decorate trees with shiny objects so the spirits will bless us in the new year.
As an unbeliever I do not bother putting a Christmas tree in my home as I do not believe in spirits.
Christians do you have somewhere you keep forest spirits warm and comfortable in your home ?

17 COMMENTS

  1. As a non-believe I *will* be setting up a Christmas tree because it’s a fun activity with no metaphysical meaning or consequence.

  2. the tree is a symbol of the tree of the garden of EVE the forbidden tree, the ornements are the fruits. and the big dinner everyone eats at christmas eve is called the feast of adam and eve. look up ur facts. just because they were both celebrated in the same time period doesnt mean their the same. and yeah yeah we dont know his exact birth date but its an estimate and apperently a close one, it was in the beggining-middle of winnter, so stop with saying its pegan. and the lights are abiut being a light to the world. and im jewish.

  3. Fear and tremble, O ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed shall be fulfilled.
    And verily I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious;
    Yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure–
    Unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.

  4. well i think the majority of people don’t have fireplaces in their house. so that cancels out the ritual crap. most people put christmas trees up because it’s a symbol of CHRISTMAS. not some spirit ritual junk.

  5. No and I do not knock on wood either. That too is calling on the tree spirits. I do not need those thoughts, I have the real thing. Jesus.

  6. actually i am well aware of this. i used to be a pagan before i found god. but my family likes a nice christmas tree because its a tradition. i try to tell them, but they dont listen to me.

  7. Actually a Christmas tree is inherited from the ancient worship of the Canaanite god Baal. In that religion the young beautifully decorated tree represented the annual re-birth of Baal at the winter solstice. His death was also symbolized in the burning of a piece of an old tree, which survives in modern practice as the Yuletide log. The symbolism of Baal as a tree is common on ancient Middle Eastern coins and in artwork.

  8. And you know for a fact that all Christians have Christmas trees in their homes?
    Why do “secularist champions of logic and rational thought” give themselves license to make such unproven, unsubstantiated comments?
    What a tired old secularist double-standard. You give yourselves permission to say anything you want. But when we “theists” proclaim our beliefs, you demand proof and evidence.
    For the record, my husband and I have a nativity scene in our home. We do not have a Christmas tree.
    But even if a Christian does have a Christmas tree, so what? As long as they’re not using it as an object that aids them in the worship of pagan spirits, it’s no problem.
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  9. What a load of nonsense. There are at least a dozen supposed pagan origin theories for the Christmas tree. Not a single one of them has any basis in historical fact. Yours is a particularly naff one.
    There is no mention in the historical record of anything like a Christmas tree in any pagan religious practice. The earliest mention of a Christmas tree is from about 1600 AD.
    The most likely explanation is that it represents the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden whose fruit brings eternal life (Genesis 2). This fruit was forbidden to Adam and Eve after they ate from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge (yes, there are two trees mentioned). Early Christians wrote about Christ being the new Tree of Life whose fruit, whose Word, brings eternal life.
    An additional connection is found in european mystery plays. A Christmas play cycle, like the one from Oberufer, could begin with the story of Adam and Eve, and the trees in Eden, and then go on to the story of the birth of Christ, the second Adam – the common theme being the Tree of Life. It’s why we have glass baubles on our Christmas trees – they used to be hung with fruit. Evergreens were used because the species of tree in Genesis is not mentioned so people in different parts of the world used whatever local tree was available, and green, at Christmas.

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