The first thing we must understand is that Contrary to popular belief, Easter does not represent the "historical" crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The death of the son (sun) on a cross (the star of the Southern Cross) in imitation as a remover of sin, and resurrection, overcoming darkness, was ages-old Pagan motifs or legends rehashed in the later Christianity to skillfully contrive to impose the seeds of the new faith on the old stock of paganism.
"Ishtar", or "Easter" commemorated the resurrection day of the pagan god "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. The Sumerian goddess Ishtar was hung naked on a stake, resurrected and then ascended from the underworld. Horus, Mithra, Apollo, Isis, Krishna etc were all born on 25 December, and their resurrection after violent death was celebrated as "spring equinox" by their followers.
The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits,hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. The date of Easter is not fixed, but instead is governed by the phases of the moon – how pagan is that?
There is no mention of Easter in the Bible - no mention of Bunny Rabbits and Candy - you can search it - I have not found anything to confirm the celebration of Easter by any of the prophets in Biblical Times, So to me - Easter does not mean anything to me
HE HAS RISEN!And because He has risen, our faith is valid and real!Because He has risen, every unclean thought, word or deed that I or you have ever said, thought or do, are forever forgotten and forgiven! HE HAS RISEN, and because He has risen, we are now called sons and daughter of God ALMIGHTY! .The supreme ruler of the universe!HE HAS RISEN..AND I HAVE SEEN HIM!!!! I have seen Him in the drug addict who became a pastor and guide to many..i have seen Him in the drunk who is now a responsible and dependable father and husband.I have seen Him in the prostitute who is now a faithful wife and a devoted mother. I HAVE SEEN HIMWhen my problems and my worries overwhelm me.I have seen Him when the mountain in front of me seems unmovable. I have seen Him when the future seems uncertain and the shadows of death surround me.I SEE HIMIn the mornings when alone in my thoughts .He whispers I LOVE YOU. IM WITH YOU! DO NOT EVER BE AFRAID. When I feel the urge to curse whoever did me wrong but instead that sweet whisper..Forgive him. When the directions He gives me seem totally absurd, but then come to pass perfectly, against all odds. May the Lord God almighty bless you and your family on this glorious day, and may you feel in your hearts the immense love, peace and happiness that only HE can bring to our lives!Glory be given to the name of JESUS THE CHRIST!Forever and ever!!
An annoying pointless holiday during which I have to spend time with people I hate and religious nutters, all to collect a bunch of cheap stale candy in plastic eggs. Oh, and let's not forget the traditional family fights-
Nothing, it's a holiday with pagan origins. What matters is the only commemoration that Jesus told his followers to observe: the Lord's supper, which happened on Nisan 14. This year it fell on March 26th.
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Though a Christian Easter means nothing to me. The name Easter itself comes from pagan religion. Says an early eighteenth-century Catholic scholar, in a work that may well be said to have been the forerunner of the modern Bible dictionary: "Easter is a word of Saxon origin; and imports a goddess of the Saxons, or rather, of the East, Estera, in honor of whom sacrifices being annually offered about the passover time of the year (spring), the name became attached by association of ideas to the Christian festival of the resurrection which happened at the time of passover; hence we say Easter-Day or Easter Sunday, but very improperly; as we by no means refer to the festival then kept to the goddess of the ancient Saxons." This fact along with other traditions carried during Easter celebrations make the holiday one that Jesus would not have approved. "You cannot be partaking of 'the table of Jehovah' and the table of demons."-1 Corinthians 10:21.
Easter doesn't mean much to me because, Easter is a holiday rooted in non-christian beliefs. The encyclopedia Britannica says there is no indication of the observance of Easter festival in the new testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians. The Catholic Encyclopedia tell us: A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spirng....The rabbit is a pagan symbol and had always been an emblem of fertility.