Easter Bunnies Eggs and Baskets


Whats the truth about the easter bunny?

Symbols of the goddess ishtar.
Ishtar’s Symbols

What are you really celebrating when you celebrate easter? When these celebrations were originally instituted so many centuries ago, it was called something completely different. The word easter gains its origin from the goddess of fertility eostre also known as ishtar in other cultures.

he symbols of this goddess were bunnies and brightly colored eggs. The practices of the pagans who worshiped this goddess were to conduct orgies and roll eggs on the ground to ensure the fertility of their women. My how things have changed?

Why would modern day Christians perpetuate pagan rituals? I have only one answer to that… They were all of them deceived!

Many centuries ago the Church in an attempt to induce the pagan population to accept the teachings of the Church decided to move the times of their Holy days to those of the pagans days of ritual practices. In my own opinion this is tantamount to compromising the tenets of God! And that I shall NOT do.


The following are some accounts contributing to these facts.

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter

Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba In addition to Easter’s religious significance, it also has a commercial side over the centuries various folk customs and pagan traditions, including Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and candy, have become a standard part of this holy holiday. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05224d.htm The English term, according to the Ven. Bede (De temporum ratione, I, v), relates to Estre, a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring.

Easter eggs – The custom may have its origin in paganism, for a great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter.

The Easter Rabbit lays the eggs, for which reason they are hidden in a nest or in the garden. The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility (Simrock, Mythologie, 551).

http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/holidays/easter.htm

The origins of the word “Easter” are not certain, but probably derive from Estre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring {2}. The German word Ostern has the same derivation

http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/qt/whatiseaster.htm

Because of Easter’s pagan origins, and also because of the commercialization of Easter, many Christian churches choose to refer to the holiday as Resurrection Day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter

The modern English term Easter, cognate with modern German Ostern, developed from the Old English word Ēastre or Ēostre.[nb 2] This is generally held to have originally referred to the name of an Anglo-Saxon goddess, Ēostre, a form of the widely attested Indo-European dawn goddess.[nb 3] So the next time you decide to celebrate easter… remember this and please give the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ another title.

God Bless,
Brother Rand

 

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