A cross is a tree.
Furthermore it is not uncommon in most cultures where they keep records of peoples linage to point out where the two houses merge. So in mathew its josephs house, and luke its mary's house since our culture does not do that I can understand your confusion but in a lot of cultures that is a big deal, heck just dismissing that like you did would insult a lot of people.
how could america embrace liberty and write the constitution and fight the british army for freedom when we embraced slavery? Furthermore in the Bible it was slavery for 7 years because that person could not repay their debt, I bet a lot of college kids right now wish they could get off that easy.
The sacrifice that Jesus made show how horrible sin is to God.
If you believe in evolution, or the big bang, then how can you mock religion (in this case christianity) when all three ignore several laws of thermodynamics? At least Christians admit their belief is supernatural.
I do not consider you an enemy you are giving your honest opinion, and I appreciate that. your condensation I do not appreciate.