War on Christmas: The "Christmas" Tree is Not Christian

As demonstrated in the Young Turks video below, people like Bill O'Reilly get very upset if you call your tree anything other than a Christmas tree, but the tree is not Christian and, not only is it relatively new for Christians but it is also condemned by their bible.

From History.com:
"Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness...Most 19th-century Americans found Christmas trees an oddity. The first record of one being on display was in the 1830s by the German settlers of Pennsylvania, although trees had been a tradition in many German homes much earlier. The Pennsylvania German settlements had community trees as early as 1747. But, as late as the 1840s Christmas trees were seen as pagan symbols and not accepted by most Americans."

And from the Bible, Jeremiah 10:1-4
“Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them. For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter."

So, for Christians to now claim the Christmas tree as their exclusive property shows a deep ignorance both of their own faith and its history. It's not that there's a problem with them having trees, at least I have no problem, but it's a bit batshit crazy to say "We may be late to the party, and it may not be our tradition originally but now we've adopted it (even though our religious text says not to), so now it is ours exclusively and no one should pretend otherwise.

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