The rather silly decision by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to leave the Christmas trees out of the library brings me to a rather strange question: why are Christmas trees specifically Christian?
One of the problems of living long in a fast changing world is that one remembers things that everyone else forgets. There was a time when many “Jesus people” regarded Christmas trees as a pagan, German symbol. Now culture warriors on both sides think of them as Christian, which is why they get the boot when secularists have the upper hand.
On top of that, evergreens of any kind are a Masonic symbol of eternity. Every Masonic burial involves throwing the evergreen sprouts into the grave.
Merry Masonic Christmas?