Sunday, April 08, 2007


Today is the day that the western branch of Christianity celebrates Easter. But most of the time, Christians don't give thought to the fact that they are intermingling their god with a pagan goddess and other religious ideas that are contrary to Christianity.

It is no coincidence that the symbols of this holiday are eggs and bunnies. Easter is just a Christianized version of early fertility festivals, of which eggs and bunnies represent. The earth is awakening from winter and experiencing a new birth of springtime. Truly, the event is the outgrowth of pagan celebrations of fertility, sex, and rebirth; painted with a thin veneer of Christianity. The re-emergence of the sun is not that different than the re-emergence of "the Son".

In fact, the name Easter has nothing to do with the story of Jesus Christ. The name comes from a Germanic Goddess, known variously as Eostre, Eastre, or Easter. Much as the "Christmas" traditions spring from earlier pagan rituals, so do those of Easter. Many Christians say it doesn't matter what the origins are, it is the current meaning that counts. Fine, but the Bible itself warns in several places about mixing the things of God with so-called "false" religions. So it's either be true to the Bible or true to traditions. You can't have it both ways.

Just remember that today, as Jesus emerges from the tomb, if he sees his shadow there will be 6 more weeks of winter. As for me, I will probably find a way to worship the holy cacao bean today by getting some good chocolate eggs on clearance and enjoying some divine goodness!

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