Comment: if it isn't a matter of superstition...

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if it isn't a matter of superstition...

then there's nothing wrong with it... odd is in the eye of the beholder... I have a reason...

I like it because it represents memories, warmth and joy... that's good enough for me... Some people like the lights which also happen to coincide with Hannukah... Martin Luther is credited with coming up with the tradition of lights on a tree as he got the idea when travelling through a forest at night... no doubt some traditions come from winter solstace celebrations... I don't care, they mean nothing to me...

I once had an Israeli tell me "Thanksgiving, that's the day you guys celebrate stealing the land from the Indians isn't it?"... To you & me, its time to be with family and friends and watch football... To each his own, isn't that what Liberty is about?

If you want to believe that Christmas is a pagan ritual and you want to celebrate Sukkot instead, go right ahead... If you want to make a speech to state your claim, feel free... but if somebody wants to go around spreading guilt and shame and condemning others, or worse, passing laws against trees... Jesus ain't in that picture...