Christmas is not just a religious holiday. A Christmas tree has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus, so no, I don't think that's hypocritical at all.
"Christmas is not just a religious holiday"
Um...yes it is.
"Yes, both men seem to have a certain "groundedness" and "strength" that undoubtedly comes from their faith."
Christmas trees are originally pagan, I believe.
Christmas actually happens when it does because the pagans of
I think this is a good link for explaining some Christmas history:
Wow, I don't see anyting about being a multiply,
Christmas tree was the Yule tree. Plus, most pagan groups honored evergreens in some form or another throughout history. They found them to be quite magical for their ability to remain alive while other plants went dormant. (Technically evergreens go dormant too. They just don't shed their leaves. The design of their needles allows them to shed water and snow so they don't