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.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Oct. 28, 2009
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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.
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:41 PM on Oct. 28, 2009
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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!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:51 PM on Oct. 28, 2009
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