Easter: Pagan and Christian?

Posted in Uncategorized by Stephen Stonestreet on April 12, 2009

Taking a break from editing video projects. It is a tough experience, to be sitting at the computer editing a video for over 4 hours straight. :) And there is more to come!

So I just decided to leave a blog post, to take a break and relieve my mind. It is Easter Sunday, and I went to my church this morning, and had an amazing meal with my family. I can’t stop debating in my mind about Easter, though?

Now, let me explain my convictions and beliefs about Easter. Easter used not to be a Christian Holiday, it was a celebration for the ancient goddess of the dawn, Eostre. Eggs and heres (much like a modern day black-tailed or white-tailed jackrabbit) were used in celebration of the light shining for Eostre. It is also believed that the sun danced on Easter Sunday, celebrating the resurrection (not of Christ, but of the goddess, Eostre). 

Also, here is something about Good Friday:

Fulenty solicits the permission of Lord Zouch, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, to kill a hare on Good Friday, as huntsmen say that those who have not a hare against Easter must eat a red herring’.

Now does that signify something? A resurrection of the goddess of the dawn. A “light shining” for all to see. And Good Friday, a hare was killed. 

I might be wrong about all of this, and it sounds crazy, but…

In the time of Constantine, as many of you might know, there was a time when Constantine made everything that was Pagan Christian, and Christian Pagan. If this is true, then what is the likelihood that these things are true? Could it be possible that this celebration of the goddess of the dawn, called Easter, really was put together with the death and resurrection of Christ?

 

Now, as for what I believe we should do with this, we should not stop celebrating the resurrection of Christ. In fact, we should be celebrating it everyday, constantly thanking God for giving His one and only Son, Jesus, for our sins and remembering Him on that day. It shouldn’t be a one year event! 

In the future, we should stop calling this day, Easter, as Christians, and divide the connection between this pagan holiday and our holiday of remembering Christ’s death on the cross, and his resurrection! We should stop saying, “Happy Easter”, but instead, “Happy Resurrection Day.” We should stop calling our church services, “Easter Sunday” as well. It is a time to remember our Lord. This is a time to separate ourselves from this pagan religions and holidays of the past, and to take back what Constantine did years ago. 

 

So, it is interesting all of these things, I encourage you all to look into it yourselves, and not take my word for it. Also, if there is any correct, please let me know! And… just know that I am not trying to kill the Christian holiday celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord, and our salvation. But I am encouraging us to do it each day, if we are not already, and celebrate, with distinctive separation from the pagan holiday of Easter, our joy in Christ. 

Stephen

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  1. Peter said, on April 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Or we could just call it Zombie Jesus Day

  2. Lauren Helmick said, on April 12, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    I completely agree with you. = ) I would much rather celebrate the resurrection of my Lord in the way that most honors Him and does not hurt His heart by worshipping Him with pagan rituals that He detests and calling the day that we honor the God of the universe by the name of a pagan goddess whose story inspired gruesome acts of hideous worship. We should celebrate His resurrection everyday, and not mix our pure adoration of Him with the corruption of pagan gods. Anyways, I was just kind of frustrated about Easter and everything, and your blog post was most refreshing, so I felt the need to comment on it…

  3. Stephen Stonestreet said, on April 13, 2009 at 1:41 am

    definitely :)

  4. Stephen Stonestreet said, on April 13, 2009 at 1:41 am

    definitely :) well said!


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