Do you think Holidays have become to commercialized?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Without a doubt they have.
EASTER A BRIEF HISTORY
The name “Easter” comes to America from Ostera or Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. The origin goes back to 2000 BC in Babylonia honoring the goddess of spring Ishtar. Ishtar the mother/wife of their god Tammuz brought him back from the underworld. In Phoenecia she became Astarte, in Greece Eostre, and in Germany Ostara. Consider also a Phrygian honoring Attis and Cybele or a heretic Israelite honoring the Canaanite Baal and Ashtoreth. All of these are fertility celebrations of death and resurrection.
EASTER IN THE KING JAMES
The word “Easter” occurs in the King James Bible ONE TIME and is mistranslated. It should be translated PASSOVER.
Acts 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Easter G3957 pascha (pas'-khah) Of Chaldee origin (compare [H6453]); the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it): - Easter, Passover.
H6453 pesach (peh'-sakh) From H6452; a pretermission, that is, exemption; used only technically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim): - passover (offering).
H6452 pasach (paw-sakh') A primitive root; to hop, that is, (figuratively) skip over (or spare); by implication to hesitate; also (literally) to limp, to dance: - halt, become lame, leap, pass over.
THE ORIGINAL PASSOVER A SHADOW
Exo.12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. Exo.12:24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. Exo.12:25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as He hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. Exo.12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? Exo.12:27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
What did it say in Exo.12:26? What mean ye by this service?
What did it say in Exo.12:27? It is the SACRIFICE of the LORD'S Passover.
This was a shadow, that is a silhouette or likeness, of Christ’s crucifixion. Israel was in bondage to the Egyptians. We were in bondage to sin.
CHRIST OUR PASSOVER
I Cor.5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? I Cor.5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: I Cor.5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Christ our Passover is SACRIFICED for us.
IT IS PROBABLY TRULY DISGUSTING TO FATHER
As with most Christian holidays, Easter has been secularized and commercialized. We have Easter bunnies, eggs, baskets, bonnets, parades and etc.
Knowing now the origins of Easter, the fallacy of Easter and the sacrifice Christ made for us; I am truly ashamed of myself. We should not be celebrating Easter. We should be celebrating Christ our Passover with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
What is your answer to a child who asks, “What mean ye by this service?” I pray your answer is not Easter.
What does God think, about what He sees and hears during this special time of year?
- 1 decade ago
Yes, because holidays are based on faith. I pity the retailers who use the holidays for personal financial gain. But the biggest problem it the people who buy the stuff that enables the commercialization to continue. I see some need for it but nowadays, it is just plain extreme and excessive. Holidays should never be viewed as "opportunity" for profit.
- lennyLv 71 decade ago
If not for the commercialization of the holidays, they would have been mostly forgotten. Christmas was a minor holiday in the west akin to All Saints Day until the retailers got hold of it.
Commercialization promotes your theology indirectly.
- 1 decade ago
For me the most commercialised holiday is Christmass.This is easily explained because birth sells,being the most joyfull thing.People need to find a positive meaning in their celebrations something clearly perceived by the modern world of commerce.The thing is that while most people are celebrating something they tend to forget the true meaning of it.A good book on the subject though total fiction is the novel "american Gods" by author Neil Gaiman.In his story he shows the power of the Gods based upon the people's loyalty and indicates the deep changes that brings the idolisation of tecnology.
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- 1 decade ago
Christmas is not only a big advertising opportunity today; it was actually created as an advertising campaign. There is no biblical edict to celebrate the birth of Jesus and certainly it is clear that he was not born at the time of the winter solstice. The celebration of the winter solstice has been a part of most ancient cultures throughout history. The celebration of this event is actually an advertising campaign used by early church leaders to lure non-Christians into the church.
- wlc87Lv 61 decade ago
No. It helps us to get in the mood for whatever holiday is coming up. I love to watch commercials during christmas.
- 2fine4uLv 61 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Just about every day is a holiday
Yesterday was National blame someone else day
tomorrow is rubber eraser day
The 26th is hug an australian day and there are many in betweenSource(s): School Times magazines
- 1 decade ago
Yes! We are all too worried about "what to buy" and how much to buy. It's sad. Even we Christians get caught up in it and sometimes have to be reminded what things like Christmas and especially Easter are all about.
- Lady MyrkrLv 61 decade ago
Beltaine's not commercialized. And that holiday's on May 1st (or 5th)