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I can trace everything back to Kevin Bacon. Not Francis Bacon, Kevin Bacon.
Who would have thunk it?
1. I contend that the Sumerian civilization was a mere remnant of a greater, technologically advanced society that existed beyond the annals of known recorded history.
2. The traditions have become twisted beyond recognition. "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller, Jr comes to mind. Fertility rites... repopulate the Earth.
You know, there are so many horticultural references in the words of Jesus that one might have thought he was a Druid. Just saying.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
While I do not plan on putting up a Christmas tree, I do however have a lamp in the shape of an obelisk, a statue of Venus/Aphrodite centered on my dining room table, and a cat who enjoys sitting on a reproduction of a tablet of Egyptian heiroglyphics in proximity to a pair of Pharoh bookends propping up my zombie movie collection. Who would have thunk it?
Originally posted by SavedOne
Our belongings don't define us although many seem to think they should
Originally posted by Northwarden
Am I the only one here who hates the fact that the trees we cut down for Christmas would have had another 40+ years to live if we had just left them alone? I like Christmas as a holiday, don't get me wrong. Yet this tradition in particular saddens me no end, especially seeing trees left in the lots after the holidays, trees dying on the curbs waiting for pickup ... ??? What a wanton waste of life, but, "at least everyone had a good time over the holidays".
I'm never happy seeing them in the room, it's great when they're artificial.
Good research in the OP, and thanks for the awareness.