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originally posted by: Infinitis
The reason Christmas and Easter are celebrated in parallel with pagan traditions is because when the christian missionaries attempted to convert the mostly pagan cultures of old days, it was easier to allow them to continue using the same traditions, but changing the meaning behind them.
Hence we have many practices that coincide with pagan tradition, but we focus on the Christian meaning behind them.
It's not a conspiracy so much as it is politics of religion.
originally posted by: BABYBULL24
When did Jesus getting gored on Friday by a Lance after being Crucified, dying on Saturday & resurrected on Sunday turn into Good Friday and Candy & Easter Bunny's on Sunday?
Would suspect the Devil...not making a joke - it's a made up Pagan Holiday that shifts with a Pagan calendar.
And why would the seasons be cause for celebrations?
Naw...just more of the theme of rebirth and fertility. And no, to those who suggest it...paganism has nothing to do with the devil or demons. It's simply a term relating to the Old Religions...you know, the ones that Christianity had to vilify in order to become the Next Big Deal.
originally posted by: Mister_Bit
Eggs apparently came from when the Monks fasted for lent, giving up food they would use all their fresh eggs so not to waste them before the fast.
Christianity has been infiltrated by Paganism.