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  •  Easter is actually the celebration of Eostre (2+ / 0-)
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    Eostre (easter) is the ancient Pagan Goddess of Spring. Evidence of this holiday as long as 3500+ years ago under various northern-climate cultures and their various Deities. Celebrated with rabbits and eggs to symbolize the fertility and resurrection of life in Spring in northern climates. There is no Springtime resurrection of life in an arid middle-east desert country. (Nor do evergreens originate from there.) When christians destroyed your European Pagan ancestors and your original heritage they stole their resurrection festivals, most popularly celebrated at the time under the name of "Eostre", and perverted it into a lie. This is why, to this very day, the day of celebration is still decided on by phases of the moon due to its Pagans' Astrological origins. In christian beliefs, if they weren't such hypocrites, they'd call that demonic. Choosing their day to worship their "easter" based on Pagans' Astrology. There was no "resurrection" of your fictional jesus. Unless he was an egg-laying chicken or he fornicated as prolifically as a bunny; fur, ears, and all.

    Many words still contain the origin of Eostre: "east" -- for sunrise and spring, rebirth and renewal of the day; "estrus" -- a woman's monthly cycle of birth and renewal, etc. It's very difficult for them to try to rewrite all of history with their blatant and easily revealed christian lies, but they still try.

    •  Try, rather, the date of Easter (5+ / 0-)

      ..being derived from the Jewish lunar calendar. The Last Supper was a Passover seder. Perhaps you're doing a bit of rewriting.

      The English word "Easter" is derived from the name of the goddess Eostre, but the feast predates the spread of Christianity to northern Europe. The names used in many other languages are not related to the English name.

      Cogito, ergo Democrata.

      by Ahianne on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:06:41 PM PST

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    •  And please note (4+ / 0-)
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      that the spring holiday is not called "Easter" by much of the Christian population in the world.

      The Latin name for the holiday was Pascha which derived from the Hebrew Pesach (called "Passover" in English), and in most of the non-English-speaking world it is still called some variation on that word.

      The name "Easter" - after (as you say) the goddess Eostre - wasn't applied to the holiday until pretty late - in the 9th or 10 century.

      •  I don't care what you call it ... (0+ / 0-)

        I don't care what you call it, the origin is one and the same.

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