Because the land is known for its evergreens, and the evergreens have always been admired by the culture that surrounds them. Anybody that claims the evergreen wasn't native to old testament the geography, to make a straw-man argument against ecumenical context could be dismissed easily, they have no knowledge of their own claims let alone little knowledge to argue another's as "fallacy."
My argument poorly executed, I already conceded that. In the end, as noted, EleGirl made and continues to make the point I was attempting to in a far more intelligent manner than I did. It was not indeed, my most eloquent post.
I would imagine anybody that speaks truth to your children about the lies you hold so sacred to the childhood experience would be condemned to death, such is the patterns of scripture, humanity will always condemn anything that stands between them and object of worship, even if that means condemning God himse
Actually, I have never actively taught my child about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. His knowledge of that comes purely from his exposure to the wider culture via television or seeing them portrayed. I have never said either would be bringing presents or rewards. I don't indeed, threaten my autism-spectrum son with cosmic punishment from either for poor behavior. I don't mention them at all.
I actually, personally, hate Christmas as it is. It is the time of year I find it most painful to attempt to actively forget how dysfunctional my wider family. I find little indeed wonder in the whole thing and find it a painful time that is only brightened with time off from work. In honesty, with my history of depression, it's quite possible I have some sort of SDD that is simply made worse by my own personal experience with the Christmas season.
So ... I don't really "hold it so sacred to the childhood experience" I have to actively push myself to want to do anything at all, but do so for my son's sake.
I honestly only got involved in this cluster of a discussion at all because as I laid out early in the original lifeline of this thread, widely accepted fallacies about pagans/druids and their connection to Christmas trees kind of rubs me wrong.