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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Its time for you, Cilogy,to have a good discussion with your parents.
    I'd guess that Jesus was born in the springtime (my guess)....so we celebrate this event during the winter......I cannot see how this makes any difference worth getting ones panties twisted into a knot...
    Every day, we must try to be courteous and respectful, particularly on Christmas Day.
    I don't think I understand the reference to needing to speak with my parents.

    I was just pointing out how odd it is to decorate a tree for the holiday, if you really think about it. If it is about decorating a tree with what the wise men gave Jesus, I think the commercialization of Christmas has misled this idea.


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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    I have always called a xmas tree a xmas tree but there is nothing wrong with holiday tree. Not sure why it would matter what name someone else uses to describe either a fake tree or a soon to be discarded tree. I know that you dont even need a xmas tree at all in your house. In my childhood I had several friends who went to church every Sunday but they never put up a xmas tree. Some Christian's are offended by xmas trees for some odd reason. I used to work with a guy that they put up a cross in their living room every holiday season. I remember the first time I saw it in his living room a crown of thorns was in place of a star and there was lights wrapped around it with presents at the bottom. It still make chuckle to think about it. Lol I told him that It was holiday wood, he wasnt too amused but he didnt freak out. Its amazing today that Christian's are so upset about how other people view xmas yet Frank (my co-worker) who was about as religious as anyone could get didnt care what people called xmas.

    Its a damn tree who cares what people call it, at least its not a damn cross or some other false idol. lol

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    If you're putting it up to celebrate christmas, it's a christmas tree.

    If you're putting it up to celebrate all the winter holidays, it's a holiday tree.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    I dont give a **** what you call it.


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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    You can say "Merry Christmas" to someone you know to be Christian, but should say "Happy Holidays" if you don't know that person's faith.

    The odds of someone having a decorated spruce/pine/fir/etc. tree during the holidays make it virtually certain that it is a Christmas tree. On the other hand, there is a 1 in 4.5 chance a person you run into on the street or in a store in late December is not a Christian. I think that's the distinction that makes "happy holidays" reasonable but "holiday tree" silly.

    If you are non-christian and are constantly bombarded by "merry xmases" just by virtue of being out and about in late december, I think annoyance would be justified. If you are a non-christian and are bombarded by comments about your "Christmas tree" after you have taken the trouble to cut down a spruce tree and decorate it with ornaments, I think you just need to deal with it. You don't get to adopt some religious traditions and then berate others for assuming you are religious.
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Which one is it?
    As far as I know the only religions that has decorated evergreen conifer trees around this time of year are Christians and christian like pagans like the Catholics. I never heard of Jews or any other religious group with decorated evergreen conifer trees. So just calling it a holiday tree is just politically correct garbage and a insult to everyone's intelligence.
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    When ecclesiastical leaders ignored the anti-Christians & started listening to the Spirit of God.
    What?? Thats makes absolutely no sense at all. Its also non sequitor. GEZ
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Which one is it?
    Christmas Tree, even though it has absolutely nothing to do with Christ. Very few Christmas traditions have any real linkage to Christianity.
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    As far as I know the only religions that has decorated evergreen conifer trees around this time of year are Christians and christian like pagans like the Catholics. I never heard of Jews or any other religious group with decorated evergreen conifer trees. So just calling it a holiday tree is just politically correct garbage and a insult to everyone's intelligence.
    Ever heard of the Roman festival of Saturnalia? Where Romans decorated trees and gave gifts from Dec 17-25th?
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If you're putting it up to celebrate christmas, it's a christmas tree.

    If you're putting it up to celebrate all the winter holidays, it's a holiday tree.
    And if you're putting up a pole to celebrate Festivus, it's a Festivus pole!
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