For The Holidays And Not Go To Hell
want to decorate your house for Christmas in a
proper Christian manner then don't buy a Christmas tree,
otherwise you'll have some serious 'splainin' to do to
God. For according to Jeremiah 10:2-4:
"Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen,
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen
are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are
vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work
of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck
it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails
and with hammers, that it move not."
You see, back then only them heathen pagans used trees,
evergreen boughs, specifically, to celebrate the winter
and so therefore heathens were considered bad by the
Baaaaaaad. It's because they, uhhhh, ahhhh, ohhhhh.....they
were just bad, okay?
If you're feeling a little confused about how the Lord
intended you to decorate your homes for the holidays,
should look closer at the birth of Jesus. If you discard
all the contrary information about his birth by the Biblical
writers Mark, Luke, Matthew, and Paul (and sometimes
Q) you end up with simply this:
"Jeshua was born to Mary and Joseph, in Nazareth
in the fall circa 4 BCE."
That's it.That's all they agree on. And the three wise
men? There weren't three. In fact, no one's sure how
many there were, but historians agree that if they indeed
showed up on Joseph's front stall it was when Jesus was
about three years old, not a newborn.
Keep in mind that many of the Biblical stories about
Jesus' life were written down over a hundred years after
he died. It's safe to assume some guesswork was involved.
All the customs we now associate with the celebration
of the Christ child are entirely contrived. The tree,
the presents, the turkey, the nutcrackers, Santa, etc.
all exist purely for our own entertainment. Fun but,
But who am I to judge? Look, if you REALLY need to
believe in a son of God, born to a virgin, in a manger,
in luck because you have plenty to choose from. Horus
(circa 1550 BCE), Zoroaster (1000 - 1500 BCE?), Krishna
(circa 1200 BCE), Indra (circa 750 BCE), Buddha (circa
600 BCE), Mithra (circa 500 BCE), Quirrnus (circa 550
BCE), Attis (circa 200 BCE) and Adonis (unknown) all
fit most or all of this same criteria.