Jen Strikes Again!!! No Holiday Is Safe!!!
by Jen Hörst
The next holiday that falls beneath Jen's magic! Lose the myth
people!! Praise Ostara!
As Easter approaches, I begin to think about the Christians and their
holidays. If youre reading this, you may have already read my essay on
the origins of Halloween (which my fundie aunt thinks is satanic). So, I am
here to debunk the Christianity in Easter. I hope you enjoy and maybe
learn something as well.
In my studies, I have found that the Christians have stolen almost all of
their holidays. And the ones they couldn't steal, they contaminated with
lies to turn people away from those evil pagan ways. This stealing of
holidays by Christians is seen in a number of pagan or heathen festivals. In
line with the Mother goddess and Heavenly Virgin theology, the Festival of
Diana was ousted by the Festival of the
Assumption of the Virgin in August. Like changes were the pagan Parilia in
April which was replaced by the feast of St. George. The midsummer water
festival in June was replaced by the festival of St. John the Baptist. Each
of these replacements has similar themes to the pagan holiday they replace.
The Feast of All Souls in November is the ancient heathen Feast of the Dead.
The Nativity of Christ replaced that of the Sun, and the Festival of Easter
is simply the feast of the Phrygian god Attis at the vernal equinox or the
celebration of the Fertility Goddess Ostara.
First off, the word Easter itself is of Pagan origin. There are
actually a couple accepted origins of the name. The most common being
Eostre or Ostara. She is the great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people
of Northern Europe. Her name was derived from an ancient word for Spring.
She is the Goddess of Spring and dawn. The lesser known accepted origin of
Easter is the worship of Attis in Rome. This
celebration of the death and resurrection of the God Attis was held on the
24th and 25th of March. Many religious historians believe that the death and
resurrection legends were first associated with Attis, many centuries before
the birth of Jesus. They were simply grafted onto stories of Jesus' life in
order to make Christian theology more acceptable to Pagans.
Easter was actually celebrated for hundreds of years before the birth of
Christ. It wasn't until at least 300 years after the death and resurrection
of Jesus Christ and the establishment of his church that the celebration of
his resurrection began to be intermingled with the pagan practices of Easter.
As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice
to adopt, modify, convert or
take over existing non-Christian festivals, sacred locations and even names,
and assimilate them into the Christian theology. Because Eostre was the
Goddess of Spring and her symbolism dealt with renewal and rebirth, the
Christian belief of the resurrection fit nicely into this theme.
And what of the date of Christs resurrection? Did you ever wonder why
Good Friday is recognized as the day Jesus died and Sunday as the day he
arose but yet had trouble explaining how he could thus be buried for three
days and three nights? According to an ancient and widespread tradition, 25
March was celebrated as the death of Christ without regard to the state of
the Moon. This is the same time that the resurrection of Attis was
celebrated. Easter was confined to a Friday crucifixion and Sunday
resurrection in direct contradiction of Scripture. Originally, it was on
fixed dates in the cult of Attis. The answer is simple: He didn't actually
die on "Good Friday." When the established church wanted to appease the
paganistic people in order to "convert" them to Christianity, they moved the
dates accordingly. Jesus
actually died on the day of Preparation of Passover Week, which that year
occurred on Wednesday (John 19:14, 31-42). Thursday was the Sabbath of the
Passover. Friday, Christ was still in the tomb. Saturday was the "regular"
Sabbath. Jesus arose after the Saturday Sabbath was concluded, which was the
first day of the week, the day we know as Sunday. The word Easter was even
inserted in the English KJV translation of the Bible to replace the word for
Passover to further disguise the issue. Most Christians interpret the four
Gospels of the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) as implying that Jesus
Christ was executed and buried just before the beginning of Passover on
Friday evening. A minority believe that the execution
occurred on a Wednesday or Thursday.
But, what about the bunny and eggs and all that stuff? Well, I hate to
let you Christians in on a little secret, but is all pagan! Thats right.
Lets start with Hot Cross Buns. At the feast of Eostre, an ox was
sacrificed. The ox's horns became a symbol for the feast. They were carved
into the ritual bread. Thus originated "hot cross buns". The word "buns" is
derived from the Saxon word "boun" which means "sacred ox." Later, the symbol
of a symmetrical cross was used to decorate the buns; the cross represented
the moon, the heavenly body associated with the Goddess, and its four
quarters. Easter Bunny and Eggs? The symbols of the Norse Goddess Ostara
were the hare and the egg. Both represented fertility. From these, we have
inherited the customs and symbols of the Easter egg and Easter rabbit. Dyed
eggs also formed part of the rituals of the Babylonian mystery religions.
Eggs were sacred to many ancient civilizations and formed an integral part of
religious ceremonies in Egypt and the Orient. Dyed eggs were hung in Egyptian
temples, and the egg was regarded as the emblem of regenerative life
proceeding from the mouth of the great Egyptian god. According to Teutonic
myth, the hare was once a bird whom Eostre changed into a four-footed
creature. Thus, it can also lay eggs. The hare is also the sacred companion
and sacrificial victim of Eostre. The so-called 'Easter lily' has long been
revered by pagans of various lands as a holy symbol associated with the
reproductive organs. It was considered a phallic symbol! The custom of the
Easter Sunrise Service can be traced back to the ancient Pagan custom of
welcoming the sun God at the vernal equinox - when daytime is about to exceed
the length of the nighttime. It was a time to celebrate the return of life
and reproduction to animal and plant life as well.
Pagans all over the world have long celebrated the coming of spring and
the rebirth of the earth. The Christians, in their attempt to lure people
from the old religion, corrupted the old customs with their new ideas and in
the process stole most of the old traditions which most people now think
really are of Christian origin. Anyone can tell you, that the majority of
Christian tradition is pagan. Now if you are one of the Christian types that
believe that Paganism is akin to Satanism, I think its time to throw out all
those Easter decorations, dont give your kids Easter baskets with candy and
send them on egg hunts. All these thins are evil. From now on, celebrate
The Resurrection and leave Easter to us heathens!!