For those of us living in the U.S., we are told that the winter holidays are supposed to be a time for coming together and focusing on our similarities rather than our differences (i.e., "the Christmas spirit). I'd like to do that by sharing one of the things I have in common with "real Christians."
You see, I do not erect and decorate any sort of tree this time of year. I do not do so because I regard the practice as silly, wasteful, and because I have no particular emotional attachment to it. "Real Christians" do not engage in the practice either, as their bible frowns on this pagan practice (Jeremiah 10:1-25 NIV) that predated the time in which Jesus is alleged to have lived. You and I both know that "real Christians" read their bible as the literal word of the god in which they claim to believe. So yes, they are fairly serious about doing what it instructs.
The Christian bible informs Christians that theirs is a jealous god. Even the first of their 10 commandments reinforces this point. Messing around with pagan practices or anything that could be mistaken for the worship of false gods is not something any "real Christian" would take lightly. It would be one of the worst things they could do.
You may see other sorts of festive decorations on the home of a "real Christian" this time of year, but you will not find a Christmas tree.
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