A question about "easter"

Discussion in 'Answers' started by Unregistered, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. A question about "easter"

    Why do many Christians persist in propagating the notions of "good friday" and "easter" when those seems to me to be such seriously flawed if not heretical concepts?

    In making this post, I tried to refer to an essay about "easter" but this system does not allow posting URLs to other sites until after one has made 15 posts or more.

    Too bad, the essay to which I wanted to refer is very polite and thoroughly documented.

    If the moderators care to check it out, it can be found at upquick.dot.com slash essays slash easter.dot.htm
  2. Well personaly i do not take part in easter activities because i believe they are not bible based. I guess others do take part in them because they believe they are bible based. I guess many "persist in propagating the notions of "good friday" and "easter" because the numbers that do believe they are bible based out number those like me who Don't.

    So be it. Let each one observe a day as they deem fit.

    All Praise The Ancient Of Days
  3. I researched the origins of Easter and discovered some very interesting things:

    I had always heard about a pagan goddess named eostre and that Christians took her name for the Holy Day. The claim is all over the internet.

    I couldn't find any evidence that a goddess name Eostre was ever worshiped as part of any pagan belief system. Eostre simply doesn't exist in any ancient mytholgy, whatsoever.

    The closest thing to "evidence" for this myth came from a Catholic source in the 8th century.
    Venerable Bede wrote:

    "Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month", and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance."

    Notice there is no info on a hare or eggs or even fertility! Only that she has a month named of her and that month was later translated, "Paschal month" Also, Bede acknowledges this is just a personal idea of his and is not supported by any evidence whatsoever.

    There is no mention anywhere again, until the Grimm Brothers wrote about eostre.

    Y'all know who the Grimm Brothers are, don't you? LOL [​IMG]

    I am really glad I took the time to research this, even though it was frustrating not to find any information about pagans worshiping eostre, it was rewarding to eventually discover where the myths surrounding Easter originated.


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