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Where does Easter Sunday REALLY come from?

To millions of Church going Christians, "Easter" is one of the chief annual religious holidays. We see during this time lots of bunnies and eggs, and new spring fashions that come around Easter time. . . .
Television adds shout out their bargains featuring chocolate bunnies eggs and hot cross buns every single year. Huge stadiums are filled with people that attend the "Easter sunrise Services." Like Christmas, did you ever stop to think where it all came from?
Is Easter a Christian Celebration?
by Peter Salemi

To millions of Church going Christians, "Easter" is one of the chief annual religious holidays. We see during this time lots of bunnies and eggs, and new spring fashions that come around Easter time.

Television adds shout out their bargains featuring chocolate bunnies eggs and hot cross buns every single year. Huge stadiums are filled with people that attend the "Easter sunrise Services." Like Christmas, did you ever stop to think where it all came from?

Most people with the hustle and bustle of this season as well as Easter don't stop to think what are the origins of some of these holidays.

Let's see if we can answer that Question. Where did it all come from? Christianity? How can someone even dare ask that question?

Of course Christianity right?

WRONG!

Flat out wrong.

The origins of Easter I can confidentially say came from Paganism and we will prove it to you in this article... ..

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Blessed _()_ Eostre 26.Mar.2005 19:47

az arány boci

Blessed month of the Goddess Eostre

thanks for the URL 26.Mar.2005 20:08

free christian

This is very helpful and enlightening information on Easter and the Resurrection. Peter Salemi has done a great job of examining all the issues in detail.

The "media" has been lying to us for a long time now -- at least since the KJV and the invention of movable type !

Phf! 27.Mar.2005 05:23

ath.

Well, I'm an athiest, yet these kind of dismissals of Christian holidays are getting old. "Guess, what such-and-such a holiday used to be ..."

I really don't give a fuck. Paganism, Christianity, whatever, its all the same bullshit. Who cares where it "started"? I say fuck Easter, and fuck you and your "origins" of Easter. And fuck your religious competition too.

christian holidays / athiests 27.Mar.2005 11:16

season-lover

easter falls on the First Sunday after the First Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox. that makes it the only generally recognized holiday in the united states that is set by the positions of moon AND the sun, which is pretty damn cool. (Passover's roving date is related to the placement of the moon and sun, too, but without the same easy consistency:  http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/passover/passoverdate.html)

anyway, it doesn't matter if you're a fucking atheist or not; the natural cycles of the world are significant; our lives are affected by them; are food grows by them; our moods change with them. to ignore the real change that happens with different seasons isn't the product of some admirable rationalism -- quite the opposite. such ignorance can only be the result of obstinate self-blindering. that is, of a failure to observe the world around you, the way it works, the way it affects you and other things, etc.

saying "i don't believe" as an approach to life is often not really rational, or, dare i say, scientific.

food for thought.

to ath. 27.Mar.2005 22:37

with moma nature

fuck you ath! you still live on this planet and are still hopefully effected by the cycles on gaia.

Also an 28.Mar.2005 11:28

Atheist

"Ath." is a sad character who seems more to have a grudge against god or religion judging from his/her hateful speech. Not all atheists are like this and many can appreciate the natural foundations that underpin all religious beliefs and practices.

Atheist 29.Mar.2005 06:02

Yet another

It only bothers some of us that folks can be so blind to the cold hard facts of human suffering by their "beliefs" that they turn a cheek to the mass slaughter of people by slumping it off as "maybe god wanted them to die". That is an actual quote one of these freaking christo-nazis said to me!

So, take your damned religion and slit your throat, it will get you to your god and you won't make the rest of us suffer through your existence.

If you want to cut to the truth!!! 29.Mar.2005 13:14

Bird Dog

It is nothing more than a Cult!!

Used to propagate control over people by fear and the spilling of blood.

They use fear as a weapon to control and dominate power over people.

If you can not see this with clear vision, you are nothing more than a mule living life with blinders on.
Not willing to see what is going on around you, but only what they want you to see!!!
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