Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fact of the Day: Pagan Tree

Christmas trees were originally the tradition of Germanic pagans. Ironically in the Bible there is actually a verse against it in Jeremiah 10. It says for followers to not be like other "nations", and describes a practice that sounds a lot like the decoration of Christmas trees. 

18 comments:

  1. I did know about the Germanic origins, but I didn't know there was something against it in the bible. Oh dear.

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  2. I have often wondered where it came from.

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  3. Oh, my...I have to read my Bible.....great fact.

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  4. Very cool the Christmas tree .. Merry Christmas

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  5. Now I knew this fact. So many of my fb friends are pagans and they share facts about the holidays like this one.

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  6. Oi! That I didn't know. I believed it is important what is in our herats when it comes to practicing traditions!

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  7. I have Germanic forebears so I guess my ancestors ran around worshipping trees sacred to Wotan and Donner. At least until those pesky Christians showed up.

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  8. I decorated the rubber tree plant this year.

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  9. Clever informative post!



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  10. Mixing and matching traditions once more

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  11. How they gonna explain having their trees to the big man now?

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  12. Interesting. I'm looking at my Christmas tree as I write this.

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  13. It's in the book of Jeremiah. It speaks of not being afraid of them, like the heathen are, because they do not live, do not move, cannot hurt you.(smile).

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