Pagan Roots of Easter

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    continued at: The Pagan Roots of Easter
     
  2. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Virtually all modern holidays are pagan in origin. Many of the original pagan holidays were co-opted by early Christianity, which changed the name and date of the holiday by a day or two in order to entice new believers into the fold. Christmas Eve occurs a day or two after the Winter Solstice which was a major pagan holiday. St Patricks day occurs 2 or 3 days before the Spring Equinox. Groundhog Day is a "cross-quarter" day, halfway between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. May Day is also a "cross quarter" day, occuring halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Halloween is yet another "cross quarter" day which occurs halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.

    In no way do I mean to offend anybodys beliefs here, I think one can still celebrate the true meaning of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter while at the same time acknowledging the fact that the Gregorian calendar that we currently use did not even exist during the lifetime of Jesus, rendering the exact dates of His birth, death and Resurrection as matters of historical guesswork.
     
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    As sober stated, previous religion's mythologies, icons and rituals are assumed and used by later religions.

    From my studies, I was well aware that Mithra was the primary reason that Jesus's birthday and the celebration thereof was on December 25th.

    I was aware that Egyptian mythology heavily influenced Jewish mythology and thus Christian mythology.
    I was also aware that Greek mythology heavily influenced the Christian mythology.
    I was aware that the Greek mythology influence was a major reason for Jewish non-acceptance of Christian mythologies.

    I have read a couple books on the similarities of Eastern figures (Krishna and Buddha) on the Jesus persona but I found them lacking.

    Attis would most likely have been influenced by Christianity than vice-verse.

    Although I was aware of many similarities in Egyptian mythology to the Jesus mythology, I was not aware of how closely Horus lined up with Jesus ... Thanks for this new area to explore.
     
  5. What I see there is a war on Jesus, Catholic church, Muslims(or previous pagan gods) before even the USA was founded till today(we just happened to see it how the religions will be killed and we probably all be enlightened, when all this will make sense hopefully)
    The Rothschild banking system don't exist in countries like: Cuba, Iran, supposedly North Korea, previously Sudan, Libya, Venezuela, Syria didn't have these banking institution all which are/were enemies of the USA(or at least for all the administrations now and before). The Rothschilds don't control the world or the USA they just happen to know the game I guess.
    Some Catholic news in the previous week:
    Pope holds Easter candle at basilica vigil - Yahoo! News
    Tearful Hugo Chávez prays for God to spare him from cancer | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Hugo Chavez Arrives in Cuba for Another Round of Cancer Treatment | Fox News Latino
    Pope’s visit to Cuba leaves little reason for hope - Fabiola Santiago - MiamiHerald.com