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Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... #4599653
12/10/17 08:37 AM
12/10/17 08:37 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Real, artificial?
Height?
Color scheme?
Etc..

Ours this year as last is a 12" ceramic tree with lights built in.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599661
12/10/17 08:50 AM
12/10/17 08:50 AM
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Waco, TX
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5.5' artificial, pre-lit - but also added LED's

It's just the right size for my situation.

I know lots of folks this year (3 is a lot to me) that are now putting up 12' trees


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599695
12/10/17 09:17 AM
12/10/17 09:17 AM
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Probably the same as last year. Natural, 7ft tall and stupid expensive




Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599697
12/10/17 09:19 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
We don't put one up. grin2


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: AndyinAL] #4599707
12/10/17 09:30 AM
12/10/17 09:30 AM
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East Tennessee
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Originally Posted By: AndyinAL
2. Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.


I don't follow pagan traditions. I celebrate my faith daily. If you study the Bible and the timeline surrounding the birth of Jesus you see that he was born in September. December 25th is a pagan holiday that was celebrated before the birth of Jesus.


Good for you. Most bible scholars agree the verses you quoted are not referring to Christmas trees, but idolatry. I doubt any of us are worshipping our trees.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599716
12/10/17 09:42 AM
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No tree here...

Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: Starman2112] #4599721
12/10/17 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: Starman2112

Good for you. Most bible scholars agree the verses you quoted are not referring to Christmas trees, but idolatry. I doubt any of us are worshiping our trees.


The presence of, or lack of, a Christmas tree while growing up had no influence on my decision to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. The reason I made that decision was orders of magnitude of importance over the presence of a decorated tree.

I couldn't deny my daughter the fun of Christmas. I DO however, make sure she knows that Jesus is the reason for the season, but we both just have so much fun with the holiday, I couldn't exclude ourselves from it.

I am sad for those that have a deep depression at this time of the year.
I personally enjoy how (overall) people seem to be more cheerful and happy.





"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: Linctex] #4599728
12/10/17 09:54 AM
12/10/17 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Starman2112

Good for you. Most bible scholars agree the verses you quoted are not referring to Christmas trees, but idolatry. I doubt any of us are worshiping our trees.


The presence of, or lack of, a Christmas tree while growing up had no influence on my decision to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. The reason I made that decision was orders of magnitude of importance over the presence of a decorated tree.

I couldn't deny my daughter the fun of Christmas. I DO however, make sure she knows that Jesus is the reason for the season, but we both just have so much fun with the holiday, I couldn't exclude ourselves from it.

I am sad for those that have a deep depression at this time of the year.
I personally enjoy how (overall) people seem to be more cheerful and happy.





Well said. I couldn’t agree more.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599733
12/10/17 10:02 AM
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6-7 frasier fir from Menard's. $26
Is holding onto its needles like a champ.
Sucking down almost 1/2 gallon of water per day.

I agree with the above comments that Christmas is not about the tree but is a celebration of the birth of our Savior.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599746
12/10/17 10:20 AM
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Xmas trees are (were) a minor bone of contention in our home. My side was needless expense and trouble plus a huge safety issue. Her side: not Xmas without a tree, and they smell nice. (eliminates the compromise of a fake tree). This yr, in order to promote domestic tranquility, I will consent to a tree. I will get it out of the house 1/6 and keep the lights off meantime.

Know this, a tree contains roughly the destructive potential of a qt bottle full of gas with a rag wick. You don't store gas in your house do you?

As far as it being a pagan holiday overlaid on Christianity, that just adds to the atmosphere grin2

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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599747
12/10/17 10:20 AM
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One Step Beyond
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Off topic, but,

At this time of year, when I have to return a store bought item,
I sign my name as, Douglas Fir.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: Mr Nice] #4599752
12/10/17 10:26 AM
12/10/17 10:26 AM
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Buckley, Wa.
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
No tree here...


How did you manage to do that?


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: ZZman] #4599757
12/10/17 10:28 AM
12/10/17 10:28 AM
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Cedarbrae, Ontario
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I could care less about whatever religious ties a tree does or doesn't have as I am atheist. I like having a tree and lights and decorations inside and outside.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: AndyinAL] #4599761
12/10/17 10:32 AM
12/10/17 10:32 AM
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Buckley, Wa.
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Originally Posted By: AndyinAL
2. Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.





I don't follow pagan traditions. I celebrate my faith daily. If you study the Bible and the timeline surrounding the birth of Jesus you see that he was born in September. December 25th is a pagan holiday that was celebrated before the birth of Jesus.


You are the first believer I've ever heard of that feels this way about a Christmas tree. Kind of sad....yet I won't ridicule you as this is your belief. But intent and purpose of those that do means a whole lot more than an obscure historical background. It's in ones heart (for lack of a better word) that counts. If God exists I don't think He would be upset at seeing a family put up a tree. Just the opposite I would guess.


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Re: Tell us about your Christmas tree this year... [Re: andrewg] #4599771
12/10/17 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: andrewg

You are the first believer I've ever heard of that feels this way about a Christmas tree. Kind of sad....yet I won't ridicule you as this is your belief. If God exists I don't think He would be upset at seeing a family put up a tree. Just the opposite I would guess.


The passage is from the book of Jeremiah, which is "Old law" or "Old covenant".
Jesus came to bring a "New covenant".....
yes, that is very over-simplified.....
But, it's also why I don't live my life according to "old covenant".


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
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