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    DaNang65

    that didn't answer my questions at all. I asked because you seem well informed on this. Who, specifically, were the groups who originated the tree-decorating rituals, and when? I'm assuming it was well before Christianity existed. At what point did Christians start cutting the trees down?

    Now that you've clarified that you're using the word "pagan" in a very broad way, it's even clearer that it's too broad to mean much in this context. It's not what these groups would have called themselves. Who were they? To call them pagan tells us as much as calling them earthlings.

    I'm curious about the details of the history of this. If you don't know, you don't know, but I was hoping you would. I've heard about this in a broad, general way for a long time, but I'd really like to know more specifics.

    Mitt Romney = Draco Malfoy

    by ubertar on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:25:06 AM PST

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