Tee Hee

While this story about Christians suing to get religion into schools generally pisses me off (what is it about the separation of Church and State that these people don’t understand?) and scares me, I thought the part about suing or threatening suit to get Christmas trees into schools was funny — since Christmas trees are a co-opted pagan symbol!

I love Christmas trees and I’ve always found their dual symbolism fascinating. It’s like they are secret messengers from the past, whispering to us about other people and other beliefs. Unfortunately, they have been so completely subsumed by the Christmas holiday (both secular and religious), that their whispers are nearly too quiet to hear.

Posted on December 20th, 2004 by Katxena