We’re all adults here. Which is why, unless you have children, you should not have a Christmas tree.
WELL THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE APPARENTLY HATES JOY.
Also, wtf about those random digs at Christians? He doesn’t know how much I give to charity or what my church does (which has, in fact, rented hotel rooms for people in need before, jiminy Christmas).
Wow. What a depressing idea. Not only do I have to live through the un-enjoyable condition of being an adult without immediate family members, but I’m supposed to give up everything that is typically a family tradition that brings joy to children? How about if instead, childless adults do their best to adapt their childhood traditions to a grownup lifestyle until such a time that they get to share those holiday pleasures with a younger generation?
Wow. This article. That’s a lot of words just to say “Bah Humbug.”
Besides, decorations don’t have to be expensive and wasteful. My family has had the same artificial tree for years (which is a lot less expensive and a lot less work than a real tree). I have a little 2-foot tall tree in my dorm room that’s in its third year, along with some lights, ornaments, and a wreath I made out of festive wrapping paper and cardboard.
Christmas is first and foremost about the birth of Christ and His death and resurrection that saved us. It’s about rejoicing in that truly good news and sharing it with others. That’s why we hang lights and have Wednesday soup suppers at our churches and give gifts — so that we can share our joy as saved Christians with our neighbors and invite them to share in the gifts that God has given to all people.
To the author, who recommends that I, as an adult, give up my tree and my decorations and all the other ways I celebrate the Christmas season:
This whole article is completely and utterly inane, foolish, undereducated, misguided, and bitter. I pity the author, if he was at all serious.