Legend has it that the rare thorn tree on a hill in southern England had ties to the earliest days of Christianity, and pilgrims often left offerings at its base. In more recent times, local children honored its current incarnation each year by cutting sprigs to place on Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas dining table.
Now British police want to know who sawed the limbs off the Glastonbury Holy Thorn Tree, reducing it to a stump. And they want to know why.
"I've just driven past the site, and people are coming out in tears," said Glastonbury Mayor John Coles. "I've never seen a sadder sight, or a more serious act of vandalism, in my 60 years in Glastonbury."
Religious tradition holds that the original tree was planted by St. Joseph of Arimathea â€” the wealthy merchant who volunteered his prepared tomb to Jesus â€” after he first made landfall in England some 2,000 years ago. The chopped-down tree is...
Glastonbury Tree. "A major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, the tree was seen as a symbol of Popish superstition and cut down and burned by Cromwellâ€™s Puritan troops during the English Civil War, but in secret the faithful kept its roots and propagated cuttings therefrom ensuring that the tree would continue to live on in its descendants. The current Wearyall Hill tree was planted from one of those heritage pieces in the early 50s"
"Now British police want to know who sawed the limbs off the Glastonbury Holy Thorn Tree, reducing it to a stump. And they want to know why."
In Britain in recent times we are seeing a lot of mindless morons emerging from under their stones. Since politically correct liberalism replaced justice and punishment in the country the vandals, louts and hoodlums have taken advantage of the lawless society we have.
The warnings are there but with the national church turning away from Biblical Christianity to Liberal lunacy it is to be predicted.
Rom 1:28 "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful"
1Tim Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers.