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The Xmas Thread: Discussions on secular/pagan practices

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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.

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Respsonse to re: Pagan

Respsonse to re: Pagan Practices
Submitted by De Maria on Mon, 2009-11-30 21:45.
DM qouting... "Oh Pagan Tree Oh Pagan Tree, we bow down to worship thee"

DM responds, Is that a description of what you actually do with the Christmas tree? Do you actually worship it?

De Maria, in this spiritual, non-literally era of religious interpretation it must be understood that this jingle is also not to be taken literally. While people don't literally bow down and worship the tree they do spend hours decorating it. Thus, they "bow" to worship the tree rather than God by spending more time adorning the tree than they do in prayer so that they might adorn their lives. And the tree is place in a conspicuous place with all its adornments which serve mostly to glorify themselves rather than giving that time is service for God which would glorify Him. Don't you see it? Maybe not before, but how about now?

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“The path of true piety is so plain as to require
but little political direction.” --George Washington,
re: absence of "Jesus Christ" in U.S. Constitution.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. -Proverbs 18:2 NIV