Originally posted by Full Metal
Christianity has no holidays, it stole them from everyone else. They also stole everything from other religons.
That is incorrect. Mainstream Christianity did Christianize pagan days such as Easter and Christmas, but the true Christian church does have it's own
Holy days, they are the same given to the Israelites, and were followed by the Apostles even after the death of Christ, for example Acts 2:1, Acts
20:16, and 1Corinthians 16:8. The Holy days are Passover, Days of unleavened bread, Pentecost, Feast of trumpets, Day of atonement, Feast of
Tabernacles, and The Last Great day. You will not find the word Christmas anywhere in the Bible, and the word Easter is used only once in (Acts 12:4),
and the original word it is translated from is
Pascha, the greek word for Passover.
You just don't hear about them from mainstream Christianity because they'd rather serve false pagan days handed down to them from the Catholic
church such as Easter. No Christ was not raised on "Easter Sunday", he was placed in the tomb before sundown and spent three days and three nights
in the tomb (Matthew 12:40), meaning he was raised at the same time of day he was placed in there. When the tomb was found empty early on Sunday
morning, the bible doesn't say he was raised that morning, but that he was already risen (Matthew 28:6, Mark 16:6), so he must have been raised
Saturday afternoon, just before sundown, and since he he spent three days and three nights in the tomb, he must have been crucified on a Wednesday.
People get confused because it says they wanted him off the cross before the start of the Sabbath, and they wrongly assume this is talking about the
weekly Sabbath (beginning Sundown on Friday afternoon), but it was not, as John 19:31 points out. People forget that, as I mentioned above, there were
also annual Sabbaths, the High days given top the Israelites...
John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that
sabbath day was a high day,)
besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
The first day of the week of unleavened bread (which starts after the day of Passover) was an annual High day. The Hebrew days started at sundown, so
the passover meal was eaten at night, the first portion of the day, and Christ was crucified during the following day portion of the day of Passover,
the preparation for the High day of the beginning of the week of Unleavened bread. He was crucified on a Wednesday, not Good Friday, as mainstream
Christianity likes to teach, but most would rather bury their heads in the sand to keep following tradition, and to justify themselves following pagan
Christ was not born on the 25th of December either, that was simply another Christianized pagan day of the winter solstice. Christ's birthday is not
mentioned in the Bible, but was more likely during the spring, since the shepherds were in the field at night the day he was born.
[edit on 28/10/08 by doctorex]