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Why do the pagans say we "t" their holidays?

I've heard them complain about Easter and such, but actually "Easter" was the day that we celebrated Jesus' ressurection, and the pagans actually picked that particular day, out of all days, to make their little festival known as Easter, when in fact, it was our celebration day at first. Why do you say we stole it? I mean, it's stupid anyway, to complain, because everyone has a right to celebrate Holiday's as they prefer, but I'm just clearing that up because I've heard them point out this particular day, when it was actually the day Christians celebrated Jesus before it ever had anything to do with bunnies, and eggs.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • there is one little heathen mom that likes to rip Christians into shreds. all she can remember from classes is how the big bad Christians were so mean. She never remembers that pagans have their little dark corner.

    You are about to get rip, smacked, bashed and then some. Hold close to God. And the first one to say it was their holiday first ask them if the winter solstice actually ON December 25 or just around the same time. :-) good luck and may God be with you because many of these ladies are as barbaric and merciless as they claim Christians used to be.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I meant "took."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • What does "T" mean? A "special language" ??? LOL. OH MY....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • um...the ancients were celebrating Oestara and/or the Spring Equinox long before Christ or even Abraham existed.  "Bunnies and eggs" are both symbols of fertility and new life (aka Spring) and are not a modern incarnation. 


    The way YOU celebrate your holiday may be original...but the holiday itself is not. 

    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 2:41 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • OP: You may want to check your facts. The word Easter comes from the word Eastra which was the goddess of fertility and spring.. all of the things associated with Easter - bunnies, eggs etc. are associated with a pagan goddess. I am a Christian and learned this and did the research. The holiday was changed and became a day to celebrate Christ's resurrection. I know longer even say Happy Easter or call it Easter Sunday but Resurrection Sunday. Google easter or history of easter and check your facts before accusing. this does not help the cause of Christ.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • The History Channel was running a show about this a few days ago with their Halloween theme. The Pagans and Catholics have been in odds for centuries. The subdued Catholics knew they could never wipe out Pagan holidays and traditions, so they took the route of centering those around Christian events in order to convert more followers. Christmas trees, Easter eggs, trick or treating, and plenty of the other holiday symbols are a mutation of the two religions.

    There are many people who want to keep the two religions separate and will argue over all the differences. The majority of Americans find the fun in celebrating regardless of the origins.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:46 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • EASTER and the the Resurrection are TWO different things. Jesus commanded his followers to remember the last supper and to continue doing it. Celebrating Easter has NOTHING to do with Jesus, his resurrection or the last super. Easter, with the bunnies, eggs, and what not, IS a rip off of the Pagan Celebration of Ostra. Which falls on the Spring Equinox. Again, like Christmas, Halloween and many other Ancient Pagan traditions the stories and myths surrounding the reasons for the symbols were suppressed. But in order to draw more people to Christianity the Church adopted the traditions and actions as well as the name in this case. Bunnies, baskets of flowers, and eggs were all Pre-Christian traditions to celebrate the fertility of Spring. I mean, what's more fertile than a rabbit? It's one more example of how the two were meshed by greedy church leaders!

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:51 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • I don't think it is about "stealing" but Christian holidays are based off of pre-Christian holidays & as mentioned above you have it backwards on the Easter thing. Since modern Pagans are reconstructing ancient holidays they can be, at first, shocked that Christian holidays are what they see as "knock-offs" of much older holidays. I don't think it is anything to get one's panties in a bunch about either way.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 3:06 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • nd the first one to say it was their holiday first ask them if the winter solstice actually ON December 25 or just around the same time. :-)

    The Winter Solstice and Yule are two different things, one falls before the 25th, one falls on or after, but they're both closer than Jesus' birthday, which you still can't decide if it was September or April.

    As for what I learned in history, apparently more than the OP, who doesn't even know how old her own religion is.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:09 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • You named it after a pagan festival and scheduled it to steal attention from Jewish Passover. Or are you going to say now that Jesus existed before the Jews too?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

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