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Happy Easter All

easterbunny1cA collection of thoughts on this holiday…

The word Easter is derived from the Germanic goddess Eostre who, was a fertility goddess. There is some evidence showing that Easter’s origins precede the modern Christian holiday by more than 2,000 years!

Easter has its roots in ancient pagan tradition, and was a Springtime fertility festival , which is where the bunnies and the eggs come in.   They were incorporated into Christian Easter by a process of religious syncretism.

When the Romans were spreading across Europe, there were a lot of different religions, and assimilating people to Christianity was a challenge.  Instead of simply forcing a whole new religion on people, they simply adopted traditional dates and celebrated the Christian holidays on those same dates.

Scripture does not support this pre-Christian holiday and, in fact, condemns such celebrations.  Because scripture condemns pagan practices and the worship of false gods. 

Simply claiming that something is Christian or is done to honor God doesn’t make it acceptable, or does it?   Difficult as it may be to admit, Easter merely continues the practices pagans followed thousands of years ago to honor their existent or their nonexistent gods… 

These are just a collection of thoughts from various sources and some of my own on the origins of Easter, so regardless of – please:

Enjoy & Have a Wonderful Easter Holiday!

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April 12, 2009 at 4:17 am