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The Xmas Thread: Discussions on secular/pagan practices

Loutzenhiser's picture

This thread is for the discussion of secular/pagan Xmas problems and thoughts. I used Xmas to differentiate this thread form the Christmas thread. To discuss the birth of Jesus please use the Christmas Thread.

HRMiller's picture

Pagan Practices

"Oh Pagan Tree Oh Pagan Tree, we bow down to worship thee"

We just had this conversation at the dinner table this week. Some years we have a Christmas Tree, some years we don't. Often it is more a matter of what relitives are going to be around to be offended it there is not one. This year my mother in-law will be staying with us. We have told our children that this year we will have a Christmas Tree in order to bless Grandma. No reaction from the kids. They know that with or without a tree it is still Christmas and we are not celebrating a tree we are celebrating the humility of our Saviour.

"Mom and Dad just don't sing "Oh Pagan Tree" in front of Grandma!"