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Why do adults quarrel over a fun holiday like Easter? Religious purists are harsh on the popular tradition, including the name, eggs, bunny, and ham. Their problem is with the pagan origins, when early Christian rulers compromised biblical roots to convert pagan believers. For others, however, the only Christian belief that matters is that Jesus Christ returned to life three days after he was executed by crucifixion.
To learn about
- The history and pagan origins of the Easter celebration,
- Christian belief about Jesus' resurrection,
- Some harsh criticism of Easter celebrations.
Dishes - Tolerant, Positive Discussions Chops - Harsh Criticism
An interview with Pastor Burns, in 15:47 minutes. The video intro: "There is nothing wrong with celebrating Easter, but might as well know what it's all about from Greek mythology to Pagan origins. "
Where did the Easter bunny come from? Why the eggs? Is Easter a Christian holiday? Pastor Burns has thirty years of experience in the word and breaks down the history of Easter. There is nothing wrong with celebrating Easter, but might as well know what it's all about from Greek mythology to Pagan origins. Click play!
The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE), a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe.
The Pagan origins of Easter
Easter (Old English Ēostre; Latin: Pascha; Greek Πάσχα Paskha, the latter two derived fromHebrew: פֶּסַח Pesaḥ) is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
The resurrection of Jesus is the Christian belief that Jesus Christ miraculouslyreturned to life on the Sunday following the Friday on which he was executed by crucifixion. It is the central tenet of Christian faith and theology and part of the Nicene Creed: "On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures".
In Christianity, the Passion (translation of Greek πάσχειν, 'to suffer') is the short final period in the life of Jesus covering his visit to Jerusalem and leading to hisexecution by crucifixion, an event central to Christian beliefs.
It begins with his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and includes his Last Supper, Agony in the Garden and his arrest and trial. Those parts of the four Gospels that describe these events, as well as the non-canonical Gospel of Peter, are known as the "Passion narratives". In the liturgical calendar, the Passion is commemorated in Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Saturday.
Easter is a wonderful holiday celebrated by many people of different faiths and religions. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus after paying with his life for the sins of others. Holy week, which starts with Palm Sunday, precedes Easter Sunday in Christianity. This celebration is a great
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The name “Easter” has its roots in ancient polytheistic religions (paganism). On this, all scholars agree. This name is never used in the original Scriptures, nor is it ever associated biblically with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For these reasons, we prefer to use the term “Resurrection Sunday” rather than “Easter” when referring to the annual Christian remembrance of Christ’s resurrection.
Discussion of the history of this holiday.
What is the origin of the Easter Sunday holiday? Let us first look at a few facts about Easter. Although considered a religious-based holiday, secular businesses have a stake in promoting its continuation and observance.
What is the true origin of Easter eggs, baskets and candy for the holiday? How did a rabbit that gives out candy REPLACE Jesus?
The older European and pre-European holiday traditions were not based upon claimed religious phenomenon, but rather upon the seasonal characteristics of nature. The ancient traditions were founded by people who were highly aware of seasonal change and arranged their lives and festivities around them accordingly, explicitly marking the spring and fall equinoxes as well as the summer and winter solstices.
Easter is a worldwide tradition involving many customs that people believe to be Christian. What is the origin of Lent and sunrise services? How did rabbits, eggs and hot cross buns become associated with Christ’s Resurrection? Is Easter mentioned in the Bible? Did the apostles and early Church keep it? The answers will shock you!
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