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Christmas Tree is Anti-Vegan, Eco-hostile and Idolatrous. By Dr. Chapman Chen




Christmas Tree is vegan-unfriendly, detrimental to the environment and idolatrous. It is estimated that approximately 33 to 36 million Christmas trees are produced and harvested in the United States each year, with 50-60 million produced and cut in Europe (Kilgore 2023) (note 1).


In respect of veganism, each of these trees could be home to thousands of animal inhabitants. Whenever you buy a Christmas tree, you are paying to have the habitat of thousands of innocent creatures destroyed.


Environmentally speaking, the harvest and production of Christmas trees invariably increases CO2 levels. The rationale is as follows: Since trees and plants "take in" carbon dioxide (CO2) during photosynthesis, planting more trees should reduce CO2 levels. For reference, combined with oceans, the terrestrial biosphere including plants and trees already remove about 45% of the CO2 emitted by human activities each year. Other scientists report that plants and trees globally are responding to elevated CO2 levels by taking up more CO2 (co2meter 2023) (note 2).


Spiritually speaking, Christmas tree smacks of idolatry, which has long been prophesized by the prophet Jeremiah:-


"For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” (Jeremiah 10:3-5 NIV)


Don't buy any Christmas tree for Christmas. It is totally unnecessary, a waster of natural resources, and potentially blasphemous.



Notes


1. https://8billiontrees.com/trees/how-many-christmas-trees-are-cut-down-each-year/#:~:text=It%20is%20estimated%20that%20approximately,produced%20and%20cut%20in%20Europe.

2. https://www.co2meter.com/en-uk/blogs/news/could-global-co2-levels-be-reduced-by-planting-trees



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