Skip to comments.The Hypocrisy of Easter Celebrations
Posted on 04/23/2011 10:25:07 AM PDT by patlin
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I’ll be celebrating the resurrection, as I do every first day of the week, by taking communion with my fellow believers.
Easter is, indeed, a man-made holiday, but it’s more legit than Christmas in that it does fall near the Passover, which is when Christ was crucified and resurrected. No harm in recognizing that, but there is hypocrisy in the many who proclaim their faith only two times a year.
“So the questions begged to be answered are, why did the Roman Catholic Papacy use the name of a pagan god to define one of Christianity’s most important events?”
It didn’t you ignorant moron. Easter is a term used only in Germanic language speaking countries - whether Catholic or Protestant. The Catholic Church used the term “Pasch” = Passover.
The real hypocrisy here is that a sciolist moron is trying to pass herself off as somewhat learned when she is not.
“Why are Christians all over the globe today still celebrating this pagan event at home & in the Church when God rebuled these pagan religious traditions?”
Only a moron would suggest celebrating the resurrection of Christ is pagan.
The early church didn’t borrow Easter from pagans. Here go read and be enlightened:
Geez! Bad enough we get the holiday buzzkills at Christmas, now Easter, too?
You’re not going to hell if you enjoy a few jelly beans and chocolate bunnies.
“Estore” is a sun goddess worshipped by the pagans during the spring equinox.
I did not know this before I read this post, however, I have heard of Easter.
Does the author realize that it seems that Christianity has taken this pagan ritual and changed it into good?
Wasn’t Santa some kind of pagan god or something in the past and now he is a jolly old fat man.
My point is hardly no one knows of estore (pagan), yet almost everone has heard of Easter (Christian).
“The date we celebrate today is a reasonable approximation of the Resurrection of Christ with no connection to pagan festivals. During this season, let us focus our attention on Christ and His completed work attested to by His Resurrection, knowing He is the author and finisher of our faith.”
That is from the article. It is the “short answer”. I will do tomorrow what I always do on Sunday, thanking God for all His goodness to me, a worm underserving.
IE. We can not become our own doctors or lawyers, or teachers, unless we choose it do it as profession.
Father, thou knows exactly what we need and how to help us, Inspire us to right action and thought, and allow us not to be deceived. God help us in our time, in Jesus name,amen
everone = everyone, sorry
I celebrate Christ every day.
1 Corinthians 10:23
23All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
The early Church referred to Easter week as “hebdomada alba” (white week), from the white garments worn by the newly baptized. Some mistranslated the word to mean the shining light of day or the shining dawn, and therefore used the Teutonic root eostarun, the Old German plural for dawn, as the basis for the German Ostern and for the English equivalent Easter. In early English translations of the Bible made by Tyndale and Coverdale, the word Easter was substituted for the word Passover, in some verses.
I will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Resurrection of My Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.
did this reader NOT read God’s words?
I celebrate Christ every day also, but that was not whom I specifically named...I named the “Risen Christ”
Substitution has no basis in the law of biblical interpretation of the context of His teachings. Substitution is cover-up of the truth and that is what this article is about. The cover-up to usher in oppressive Theocracy Rule of man, not God to merely gain body count for the Ruling Theocracy.
I think the AIG link clarified the issue quite well. But I think a key point should be made at this juncture -
Are we worshiping “Estore” today? Clearly the answer is no but that the term has carried down since Nicea ‘fixed’ the date according to the lunar/solar calendar in existence at the time. Coincidence that the celebration of “Estore” occurred at the same time? Deliberate - history says otherwise.
I and my family don’t do the easter eggs and bunny thing for many reasons - primarily because it detracts from the fact of the resurrection in today’s world imho. But since we are not worshipping “Estore” we have grace - just like Paul granted grace to the gentiles who ate meat offered to idols - idols being nothing, but some with weaker faith in that arena we were to avoid offending - and vice versa.
Have a Cadbury egg and rejoice that the Lord - He is risen, He is risen indeed.
Great link. Judging by the nonresponse, evidently the thread poster is choosing to remain unenlightened.
In parlance they´re ¨C and E´ers¨ who show up only on Christmas and Easter and take all the best seats or pews.
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