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about Easter?

what dose the easter bunny have to do with easter and the resurection of christ

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Note: these sites tell where Easter Eggs came from.

    http://www.nobleknights.com/~eagle1/eostre1.htm

    http://www.rightdivision.com/html/easter_pagan_inf...

    EASTER NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE

    "The English word 'Easter' came from the Anglo-Saxon Eastre or Estera, a Teutonic goddess to whom sacrifice was offered in April, so the name was transferred to the Pashal Feast. The word does not properly occur in Scripture although the AV (King James Translation) has it in ACTS 12:4 where it stands for 'Passover' as it is rightly rendered in RV (Revised Version). There is no trace of Easter celebration in the New Testament..." (INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL.2, P.889). The word 'Easter' has confused some but the word in the original form is "Pascha" meaning "Passover". It occurs 29 times in the New Testament & everytime it's translated Passover except in Acts 12:4. If you read carefully (ACTS 12:1-4); it says that Herod killed James and was trying to kill Peter in an effort to "vex the church"(Please the Jews). Then in VERSE 3 "were the days of unleavened bread"; see LEV.23. He put him in prison intending to try him "after Easter" (KJV). Now if Herod was trying to "please the Jews" & "vex the church" Why would he have delayed the trial until after 'Easter?'" If this was a "christian holy day", especially one in honoring Christ's resurrection, he would surely not be pleasing the Jews, Wouldn't it be more pleasing to the Jews to vex the church by killing one of it's Apostles on it's own "holy-day," would it not?

    ORIGIN OF EASTER: WHERE DID IT COME FROM?

    Easter was never observed by the Apostles of Christ or Christ's Religion. "The name 'Easter' comes to us from the mythlogical writings of the Ancient Teucrians (who lived 1200BC along the southern coast of Palestine) where it's known as 'Ostern'" BY GROVER STEVENS. "The name 'Easter' is merely the slightly changed English spelling of the name of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian idol goddess, Ishtar (pronounced eesh-tar)." WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY says "Easter is from the pre-historic name of a pagan spring festival." THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH ETYMOLOGY says, "Easter is derived from the name of goddess whose feast was celebrated at the vernal equinox." THE SCHOLARY NEW SCHAFF-HERZOG RELIGIOUS ENCYCLOPEDIA says, "This goddess is also widely known as Astarte...The cult originated in Babylonia and spread to Assyria, Mesopotamia, Syria & Palestine, then through the Phoenicians to all of the Meditteranean peoples...Ishtar was in fact primarily and chiefly identified as Venus, the most beautiful of celestial objects & from the terrestrial side, the primarily motive of the worship of Ishtar was the impulse to deify sensuous and sensuality." ALEXANDER HISLOP SAYS IN THE TWO BABYLONS (P.103), "Easter bears its Chaldean origin on its forehead. Easter is nothing else than Asarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven..."

    http://family.webshots.com/photo/13703510680493735...

    http://www.matrifocus.com/IMB04/spotlight.htm

    http://www.albatrus.org/english/festivals/easter/i...

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

    http://www.lcg.org/search/search.php?query=easter&...

    VERSES-- DEUT.4:19,28-31; 11:26-28; 17:3 & GAL.4:8-10.

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    EXODUS 20:3 = "Thou shalt not have other gods before me." It tells us in verse 5 = "not to bow to them nor serve them".

    Here are the texts of gods that should not be worshipped:

    EXOD.20:23; 32:3,4,8-10,19-23,30

    DEUT.4:19,28-31; 11:26-28; 17:3

    JER.10

    EZEK.8:13-18

    DAN. 3:1-18 (tried to make Daniel's friends to bow to the image, but they didn't)

    New Testament Texts:

    GAL.4:8-10 (pagan feasts are: New Year's, Valentine's-Cupid, Patrick's Day, Easter-Ishtar, Halloween, Christmas, Sunday-sun{from sunset Sat. to sunset Sunday = GEN.1:5), Monday-moon-{worship after sunset Sunday which would be Sunday evening(Sun.even to Mon.even)= considered to be Monday according to GEN.1:8}. Birthdays come from pagan origin too. = (only 2 birthdays are mentioned in Bible; they are: Pharoah and King Herod)

    You can find most of things in sources like encyclopedias, history, etc. that tell you it's pagan or that it comes from pagan origin.

    (Pagan means no religious beliefs; in the 1984 New Concise Webster's Dictionary--Pagan defined : "A heathen; one having no religious beliefs")

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Easter traditions were taken from pagan rituals. The goddess Istor (sound familiar) was the goddess of fertility. Bunnies, as you may know, are massively fertile and give lots of EGGS, and so the pagans worshiped rabbits on the day of Istor. Symbolically though Easter is a day of new-life, thats how the bunny and eggs worked their way into the Christian version.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is from an article I found:

    In second century Europe, the predominate spring festival was a celebration in honor of the Saxon Goddess Eastre (Ostara), whose sacred animal was a hare.

    The eggs associated with this and other Vernal festivals have been symbols of rebirth and fertility for so long the precise roots of the tradition are unknown, and may date to the beginning of human civilization. Ancient Romans and Greeks used eggs as symbols of fertility, rebirth, and abundance- eggs were solar symbols, and figured in the festivals of numerous resurrected gods.

    Pagan fertility festivals at the time of the Spring equinox were common- it was believed that at this time, when day and night were of equal length, male and female energies were also in balance. The hare is often associated with moon goddesses; the egg and the hare together represent the god and the goddess, respectively.

  • 1 decade ago

    The name "Easter" is a derivative of the Pagan Goddess Oastara which remains a Wiccan Holiday. Time of new growth, rebirth and of course lots of sex, hence the bunny rabbits....ressurection of christ..well I could say something but don't want to offend the the christians but you may get a "rising" picture if you know what I mean.

    Source(s): Goddess Bible
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Easter's all about fertility and the Goddess Eostre (not Ostara - different deities), not Jesus' ressurection - that's just a convinient date overlap that was decided during Christianity's early years in the same way Christmas overlaps several non-Christian end of year/equinox festivals.

    Basically the rabbit was a symbol of fertility - probably due to their birth rate - alongside eggs for obvious reasons.

  • Fertility.....

    Here is a little article I found from 1993:

    Is It Easter—or Astarte?

    This family’s holiday festivities begin early in the morning as they rise to greet the sunrise with reverent awe. The children are decked in the best new finery, complete with new bonnets. The celebration includes emblems of rabbits, baskets full of gaily colored eggs, and hot cross buns. It must be Easter. Or is it?

    Springtime was sacred to the sex worshipers of Phoenicia. Their fertility goddess, Astarte, or Ishtar (Aphrodite to the Greeks), had as her symbols the egg and the hare. She had an insatiable thirst for blood and immoral sex. Her statues variously depicted her as having rudely exaggerated sex organs or with an egg in her hand and a rabbit at her side. Sacred prostitution was part of her cult. In Canaan, the sex goddess was styled the wife of Baal. She was honored by drunken sex orgies, the worshipers believing that their sexual intercourse helped to bring about the full awakening and mating of Baal with his wife. According to the book Recent Discoveries in Bible Lands, “in no country has so relatively great a number of figurines of the naked goddess of fertility, some distinctly obscene, been found.”

    Beneath memorials to her in Carthage, brightly colored urns were discovered containing the charred bones of little children. Their parents, commonly people of rank and title, sought the blessing of the gods on their wealth and influence. Some of the urns were found to contain the remains of several children of different ages, perhaps of the same family.

    A look at the box above will show how thinly disguised the modern versions of these ancient rites are. Even the name Easter is barely different from the ancient pagan name. Is this, then, the way to honor the holy Son of God?

  • 1 decade ago

    Easter and the Easter bunny go together. They have nothing to do with Christ.

  • 1 decade ago

    I was in Wal-mart Sat. and the Christmas section was now the Easter section. I see we're now going to have to hear all of the Easter questions like we did the Christmas. Give it a break for at least a week!

  • 1 decade ago

    What does the resurrection of christ have to do with easter? It was originally a fertility festival, hence the eggs and rabbits. We still retain the godesses name for the festival

  • 3 years ago

    Christians were celebrating Easter for hundreds of years until now they started calling it "Easter." How did that take place, precisely? And "Eoster" wasn't a trip, it became a goddess. Now, for you historic previous buffs, the Celts talked approximately as "first easy" "jap," because of the fact the solar rose interior the east. Centuries later, they talked with regards to the Christian paschal provider as a "break of day" provider, or "Easter." It had not something to do with paganism. Rule #a million of historic study: never confuse causation with correlation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He has nothing to do with Christ, that is something that man put for Easter.

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