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ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting M & B ♥:" What bible are you looking at? I don't see anything about that in the book of Joshua."

It's from the book of Jeremiah, not Joshua.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting M & B ♥:</b>" What bible are you looking at? I don't see anything about that in the book of Joshua."</blockquote>



It's Jeremiah.

mɑkɑnɑni USA, FL, United States 62774 posts
3rd Dec '12

You have to look at the context. It also reads as fashioning the tree into an idol.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting M & B ♥:</b>" What bible are you looking at? I don't see anything about that in the book of Joshua."</blockquote> It's Jeremiah."


Yep. I wrote it wrong.

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 43945 posts
3rd Dec '12

We are Christian in this house. DH disagrees with my trees and decorations though, for much the same reason you imply. That is his interpretation, but I have my own. We compromise in that DH doesn't agree to put any decorations up. If I want them up, I'm on my own.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15757 posts
3rd Dec '12

i'm not christian with a christmas tree. :D

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19983 posts
3rd Dec '12

Its only because its a pagan ritual .... Being a pagan I really couldn't care less.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5491 posts
status 3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" also, even if it WERE about Christmas trees, these laws were strictly for Jewish to stand apart from ... [snip!] ... that gentiles (Non-Jewish Christians_ did not need to adhere to these laws. So if you're not Jewish, Christmas trees are fine. "</blockquote>




Lol why would a practicing Jew have a Christmas tree? Too funny.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23427 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting kate & tilly:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" also, even if it WERE about Christmas trees, ... [snip!] ... not Jewish, Christmas trees are fine. "</blockquote> Lol why would a practicing Jew have a Christmas tree? Too funny."


Lots of people who aren't Christian have Christmas trees and celebrate Christmas trees.

Mama J♡ Due February 24; 3 kids; Arizona 3116 posts
3rd Dec '12

We are Catholics, we do put up a christmas tree and at mass they also have a christmas tree all decorated.

TrollMama Due December 19; Beaumont, Texas 352 posts
3rd Dec '12

As you can see, people put this verse into context however they so choose... as with much of the bible (: I am of the opinion that if you don't worship the tree, it's perfectly acceptable to have one. And if you DO worship the tree, then it's perfectly acceptable too, if that is what your religion or traditions or whatever dictate :D



Basically, if you want a tree to decorate, get one and decorate it (Jewish, Christian, secular, I don't care, whatever you may be). If you want a tree to put up and tie it symbolically the birth of Jesus, do that. Don't let other people tell you what your tree is for, scripture or no scripture.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5491 posts
status 4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chuck Bass:</b>" Lots of people who aren't Christian have Christmas trees and celebrate Christmas trees."</blockquote>




I guess I'm a Jew and I don't. I don't know anyone that is a Jew that has Christmas. But I'm sure they are out there.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 4470 posts
4th Dec '12

We're Humanist (branch of Atheism) and we have a Christmas Tree and celebrate Christmas and go to the School Nativity play and what not, I couldn't really care less what a book tells me to do.

Hathor + A Due December 23; 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
4th Dec '12

We're Pagan and we have a (fake) Christmas tree and a yule log. We talk about the Holly King and the Oak king. Decorate the out side trees.