A followup on the old War on Christmas:
…those who pride themselves on being good Christians might realize that the Christmas tree is pagan in origin, and that the Bible criticizes the practice: “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” — Jeremiah 10:3-4.
Holy shit! As someone who takes the Bible literally (I mean, everything in there is The Word!) this is a revelation. Add this to the list of rigid stances that must be taken! No Christmas trees, no gays, no women in high places! Good thing we have a moral guide, or our society just may go right to shit! Happy Holidaze, everybody!