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:

Mama Zen said...

Love those pagan trees!

Kay said...

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

Imogen said...

I have often wondered where it came from.

Bob Bushell said...

I've learnt something new.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Goodness, I continue to learn.

bj said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool the Christmas tree .. Merry Christmas

Mary Kirkland said...

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

Joy said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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.

Anonymous said...

I decorated the rubber tree plant this year.

Cloudia said...

Clever informative post!



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Pat Hatt said...

Mixing and matching traditions once more

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Dixie@dcrelief said...

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).

Christine said...

who knew!