Being protestant I am wondering why you didn't say why do catholics have statues and pictures depicting a man that no one has a clue what his real image would have been......if he had existed.Michael said:
Christmas trees are a pagan tradition.
Pictures and statues of jesus have him with long hair and a beard. Did he have long hair and a beard?
Traditions, traditions, things are added along the way to add DRAMA to the story
Human 'logic' often spoils a beautiful picture. The Christmas tree is an EVERGREEN. The Tree of Life in Revelations is along both sides of The River of Life proceeding from the throne. It is EVERGREEN bearing fruit EVERY MONTH. There is a DIFFERENT FRUIT every month.
Thus the EVERGREEN tree with its various colored ornaments is not 'pagan'.
We don't know how long Jesus' hair was. Why fuss about it?