The Beast1 said:Mage, sorry bud but your analysis of Christian theology is woefully incorrect.
First off, Jesus left us with two new laws that supercede the old ones. The laws you're citing in particular are superceded by this:
"Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your mind and with all of your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these."
That leaves you open to use Christmas trees, eat pork, paint eggs on Easter, etc.
Christ did not give these laws. They are laws from the old testament:
Your pastors just blatantly lie about Christ coming up with these new laws to supercede old testament.
Jesus also said:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them" Matthew 5:17
Christians only use old testament to fraudulently justify that Jesus is a messiah. They never read the old testament because then they would see that Jesus is not the messiah of old testament and that old testament is much more richer then the new one and has within itself everything of value that the new testament has too, so there is no need for the new testament.
Christianity is a Jewish based faith meant to strip the independent and masculine European pagans from their various traditions and enable large scale empire building by unifying and pacifying the population, while still allowing just enough zeal to conquer in the name of evangelisation. This is how Christianity was adopted as official faith by Constantine and how it has served the European Monarchies until Democracy took over which also started the atrophy of Christianity as liberalism took over as state religion. Everything that is truly mystical and valuable in Christianity comes from either the Jewish Torah or the European Paganism. Christianity adds nothing new just recombines. It becomes evident for everyone who studies history, Judaism and Paganism while also trying to live a virtuous spiritual life.