The most Pagan Christian Holiday

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The most Pagan Christian Holiday
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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 4:59pm

I just love Easter. It amazes me how seriously everyone down here (in the South) takes it. More then any other day of the year, 90% of the stores are closed, churches are packed (according to my Partner who went) and its just an overall big deal.

Yet in actuallity, its has more Pagan roots then another day I think. From the fact that it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox, to its name (from Eoster) to the fertility bunny *wink and the eggs.

Just makes me smile.

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Tue, 04-26-2011 - 3:23pm

The proper date for the Pagan holiday of Ostara is March 21st, which is the calendar date for the beginning of spring (though sometimes it's the 20th or the 22nd). I've always thought it interesting that the so-called Christian holiday of Easter changes its date every year. You'd think that they would've set the date at the same time every year, like they did for Christmas (the date of which they got for the birthday of the Persian God Mithra).

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 5:16pm

I always wondered why they didnt just pick a day as well.

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 1:09am

The Jehova's Witnesses have it right about Christendom, what they consider worship is basicall pagan holidays.

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 8:31am

Thanks for your reply.

I had a friend who once said, and I believe its true. "nothing takes you further from God, then Religion"

Peace,

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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 8:59pm

Hi Srprsboy, I haven't been reading everything on all the threads lately but I'm pleased to see your name on this board. I often read the posts over on the Religious Debate board and sometimes I just shake my head due to what a few of the Christians say. I like the fact that you say that you're a "Christian, not a nutbag", since I feel that those of us on this board are level headed people and don't try to trash others due to their religion or personal opinions..