Easter- Christian or Pagan ?

Date: 22-04-2011 2:34 am (10 years ago) | Author: Anonymous
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Posted: at 22-04-2011 02:34 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- frayobkk at 23-04-2011 04:21 PM (10 years ago)
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Easther is christian and why did u ask?

Posted: at 23-04-2011 04:21 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 2-06-2011 11:38 AM (10 years ago)
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Ester was pagan. You do not agree?

Origins of the name "Easter":

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. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.

Pagan origins of Easter:

Many, perhaps most, Pagan religions in the Mediterranean area had a major seasonal day of religious celebration at or following the Spring Equinox. Cybele, the Phrygian fertility goddess, had a consort, Attis, who was believed to have been born via a virgin birth. Attis was believed to have died and been resurrected each year during the period MAR-22 to MAR-25.

Gerald L. Berry, author of "Religions of the World," wrote:

    "About 200 B.C. mystery cults began to appear in Rome just as they had earlier in Greece. Most notable was the Cybele cult centered on Vatican hill ...Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). He was a god of ever-reviving vegetation. Born of a virgin, he died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after three days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection." 3

Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:38 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- gimac at 3-06-2011 05:56 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  2-06-2011 11:38 AM
Ester was pagan. You do not agree?

Origins of the name "Easter":

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. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.

Pagan origins of Easter:

Many, perhaps most, Pagan religions in the Mediterranean area had a major seasonal day of religious celebration at or following the Spring Equinox. Cybele, the Phrygian fertility goddess, had a consort, Attis, who was believed to have been born via a virgin birth. Attis was believed to have died and been resurrected each year during the period MAR-22 to MAR-25.

Gerald L. Berry, author of "Religions of the World," wrote:

    "About 200 B.C. mystery cults began to appear in Rome just as they had earlier in Greece. Most notable was the Cybele cult centered on Vatican hill ...Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). He was a god of ever-reviving vegetation. Born of a virgin, he died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after three days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection." 3

hahahahahah    see idolatry explanation..............christianity and pagan which is first? is another question,... .. 
Posted: at 3-06-2011 05:56 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- gimac at 3-06-2011 06:13 AM (10 years ago)
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for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
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Posted: at 3-06-2011 06:13 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 3-06-2011 10:13 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 05:56 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  2-06-2011 11:38 AM
Ester was pagan. You do not agree?

Origins of the name "Easter":

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. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.

Pagan origins of Easter:

Many, perhaps most, Pagan religions in the Mediterranean area had a major seasonal day of religious celebration at or following the Spring Equinox. Cybele, the Phrygian fertility goddess, had a consort, Attis, who was believed to have been born via a virgin birth. Attis was believed to have died and been resurrected each year during the period MAR-22 to MAR-25.

Gerald L. Berry, author of "Religions of the World," wrote:

    "About 200 B.C. mystery cults began to appear in Rome just as they had earlier in Greece. Most notable was the Cybele cult centered on Vatican hill ...Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). He was a god of ever-reviving vegetation. Born of a virgin, he died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after three days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection." 3

hahahahahah    see idolatry explanation..............christianity and pagan which is first? is another question,... .. 

You are very correct. It is so Idolatry because the issue involved is idolatry also. This is correct indeed!

Posted: at 3-06-2011 10:13 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- gimac at 3-06-2011 10:49 AM (10 years ago)
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next time don,t speak on thing you dont know.....well is not your fault
Posted: at 3-06-2011 10:49 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 3-06-2011 12:04 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

Posted: at 3-06-2011 12:04 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 3-06-2011 12:05 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 10:49 AM
next time don,t speak on thing you dont know.....well is not your fault

Exactly it is not my fault. It is the fault of those who think paganism is a good thing to emulate.

Posted: at 3-06-2011 12:05 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- gimac at 6-06-2011 09:32 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

you call it snatched,if so hristians are work hard to bring glory of God in the world making it better place to live,bring many out of pit of hell to heavenly place,making people to worship God the created of heaven and earth through JESUS rather worshipping allan,gods.

christians having know too well that all glory must be belong to God,telling the pagan to stop giving it to idol but to God.......hope u understand it now
Posted: at 6-06-2011 09:32 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- chik001 at 6-06-2011 11:02 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?
Posted: at 6-06-2011 11:02 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gimac at 7-06-2011 04:52 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on  6-06-2011 11:02 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?

from his comment and posting u will understand that he is hater of christian
Posted: at 7-06-2011 04:52 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- mubaji at 8-06-2011 11:04 AM (10 years ago)
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watching
Posted: at 8-06-2011 11:04 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chik001 at 8-06-2011 03:21 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: gimac on  7-06-2011 04:52 AM
Quote from: chik001 on  6-06-2011 11:02 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?

from his comment and posting u will understand that he is hater of christian

...he is not only a Christian hater...hes just ignorant of how Gold becomes Gold...
...Ive told them to go and reconcile with past Islamic history so as to know how to be good Muslims...
Posted: at 8-06-2011 03:21 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gimac at 9-06-2011 05:12 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on  8-06-2011 03:21 PM
Quote from: gimac on  7-06-2011 04:52 AM
Quote from: chik001 on  6-06-2011 11:02 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?

from his comment and posting u will understand that he is hater of christian

...he is not only a Christian hater...hes just ignorant of how Gold becomes Gold...
...Ive told them to go and reconcile with past Islamic history so as to know how to be good Muslims...

for really most of them can not give account of themself on their believe
Posted: at 9-06-2011 05:12 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 9-06-2011 09:26 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on  8-06-2011 03:21 PM
Quote from: gimac on  7-06-2011 04:52 AM
Quote from: chik001 on  6-06-2011 11:02 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?

from his comment and posting u will understand that he is hater of christian

...he is not only a Christian hater...hes just ignorant of how Gold becomes Gold...
...Ive told them to go and reconcile with past Islamic history so as to know how to be good Muslims...

Let me ask you. Have you ever reconcile with the past Christianity history?

Posted: at 9-06-2011 09:26 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- gimac at 10-06-2011 04:55 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  9-06-2011 09:26 PM
Quote from: chik001 on  8-06-2011 03:21 PM
Quote from: gimac on  7-06-2011 04:52 AM
Quote from: chik001 on  6-06-2011 11:02 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?

from his comment and posting u will understand that he is hater of christian

...he is not only a Christian hater...hes just ignorant of how Gold becomes Gold...
...Ive told them to go and reconcile with past Islamic history so as to know how to be good Muslims...

Let me ask you. Have you ever reconcile with the past Christianity history?

christainity is as old as mankind,the word of God never change it remain the same everyday,you have every thing to learn in christaindom when you are in right place the benefit and when you sin the death await you,examples of evil men and good men in the old.......is a ur choice to make you way staight through JESUS CHRIST WHO IS THE WAY AND LIFE
Posted: at 10-06-2011 04:55 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- chik001 at 10-06-2011 10:58 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  9-06-2011 09:26 PM
Quote from: chik001 on  8-06-2011 03:21 PM
Quote from: gimac on  7-06-2011 04:52 AM
Quote from: chik001 on  6-06-2011 11:02 AM
Quote from: cadanre on  3-06-2011 12:04 PM
Quote from: gimac on  3-06-2011 06:13 AM
for you to know whether easter is christian or pagan one of the question must be put into conderation.
.1who is Jesus

2.Is Jesus real
3.what was he mission on earth
4.is he dead or live
5. what is our mission as christian
6  what is pagan and how did it come about.
7.what is your mission on earth as christian and the message of JESUS CHRIST.
................

You must put these into consideration not me because I do not emulate pagans or embrace what they do and later snatch it from them. I wonder how you overpower them to snatch forcefully the ester.

...how sure are you that Islamic religious belief and rituals are not "paganism orientated"
...do you want us to look at Islamic history...?

from his comment and posting u will understand that he is hater of christian

...he is not only a Christian hater...hes just ignorant of how Gold becomes Gold...
...Ive told them to go and reconcile with past Islamic history so as to know how to be good Muslims...

Let me ask you. Have you ever reconcile with the past Christianity history?

...Yes ...I have...
...and thats the reason I will stand firm...no matter the criticism from unbelievers or Christian haters and happy to say...
...There is True Christianity...which is beyond what you and your fellows know...
Posted: at 10-06-2011 10:58 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- deboalabi262 at 11-06-2011 02:58 PM (10 years ago)
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Still reading....

Posted: at 11-06-2011 02:58 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- mchinwendu at 1-07-2011 11:44 AM (10 years ago)
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This is a good point.  Some years ago, the very same question came up.  I did some research...more needed though.

I will share that Easter as most celebrate it, has nothing to do with Jesus Christ at all.  The world had turned it into something else completely.  The origin of the word, etc. I will research also. 

Though, after what I did find out some years ago, I have since referred to it mainly as Resurrection Day.
Posted: at 1-07-2011 11:44 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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