Topic: How to write a christmas book for children
June 25, 2019 / By Schuyler Question:
Just wondering...Do you agree with this article or do you know other information?
BQ: How does this personally affect you?
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The article I am now not finding but I did want to share this with you:
Jeremiah 10:2-4: "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. 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. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." (King James Version).
The KJV is for those that feel it is the only bible in the world.
Neal | 8 days ago
One reason that Xma$ trees are evergreen is that a lot of the pagan traditions about Xma$ were from the northern Europe area where evergreens were the most common tree. Also, in the Xma$ season, there are no deciduous trees that still have leaves on them. Remember the pagan tradition of the YULE LOG? Here is a piece about that from Wikipedia.
Numerous parallels have been drawn between Santa Claus and the figure of Odin, a major god amongst the Germanic peoples prior to their Christianization. Since many of these elements are unrelated to Christianity, there are theories regarding the pagan origins of various customs of the holiday stemming from areas where the Germanic peoples were Christianized and retained elements of their indigenous traditions, surviving in various forms into modern depictions of Santa Claus.
Odin was sometimes recorded, at the native Germanic holiday of Yule, which was celebrated at the same time of year as Christmas now is, as leading a great hunting party through the sky. Two books from Iceland, the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, describe Odin as riding an eight-legged horse named Sleipnir that could leap great distances, giving rise to comparisons to Santa Claus's reindeer. Further, Odin was referred to by many names in Skaldic poetry, some of which describe his appearance or functions. These include Síðgrani, Síðskeggr, Langbarðr, (all meaning "long beard") and Jólnir ("Yule figure").
According to some traditions, children would place their boots, filled with carrots, straw, or sugar, near the chimney for Odin's flying horse, Sleipnir, to eat. Odin would then reward those children for their kindness by replacing Sleipnir's food with gifts or candy. This practice still survives in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and parts of France and became associated with Saint Nicholas since Christianization. In other countries it has been replaced by the hanging of stockings at the chimney in homes.
Its a great occasion of ways human beings can blindly shop on with custom. Christmas trees have been initially a pagan image which Christianity observed. modern-day-day Christians dont comprehend this. they actually could be grateful that Christmas trees are being secularized because of the fact the Bible states very of course to no longer comprise any pagan practices.
They are evergreen because most of these are made from pine trees--ever green species. However, this does not distract from the fact that Christmas is of pagan origin.
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I'm guessing since it started as a Pagan ritual where they invite nature into their home through the tree, they want the tree to resemble the color most often identified with nature.
It symbolizes the promise of life returning after the season of death.
BQ: i prefer the season of death to all other seasons. I was born in winter =)