posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:53 AM
The season of Advent (Latin adventus, "coming") marks the beginning of the church year. In the Western churches, it encompasses four Sundays,
beginning with the Sunday nearest to November 30 and ending on Christmas Eve. In Eastern Orthodox churches, Advent is longer, usually beginning on
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ that is observed on December 25. The English word "Christmas" derives from the old English
Christes maesse, meaning "Christ's mass."
these both are taken from the winter solstice (Yule) introduced by the Germanic Pagans;
Yule or Yuletide ("Yule-time") is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic people as a pagan religious festival,
though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. The festival was originally celebrated from late December to
early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. The festival was placed on December 25 when the Christian calendar (Julian
calendar) was adopted. Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt.
Easter is a spring festival that celebrates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Christ three days after his death by
crucifixion.  Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year. All the Christian movable feasts and the entire
liturgical year of worship are arranged around Easter.
The end of March is the focus for a number of religious and traditional celebrations. As the sun appears to cross the earth's equator on the 20th or
21st of March, entering the Zodiacal sign of Aries, day and night will be equal in length. This astronomical phenomenon is a day anciently revered
amongst Pagan peoples. Their festivals included Alban Elfed, the Teutonic festival in honour of Eostre, Roman Hilaria Matris Deûm, Welsh Gwyl Canol
Gwenwynol ('Day of the Gorse'), the Wiccan Eostar (Ostara) Sabbat and the Christian Feast of the Annunciantion of the Virgin Mary (Lady Day) as well
as Easter itself.
Halloween we all know is pagan but for those who dont know the origins;
Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of
Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of
Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)". The Irish festival's name is derived from Old Irish and means roughly
"summer's end".(Celts were Pagan)
Similar concepts in other religions: Zoroastrianism (The "lie" (druj) is manifest only as decay or chaos, not an entity.), Hinduism (In contrast to
Christianity and Islam, Hinduism does not recognize any central evil force or entity such as the Devil opposing God and man. Hinduism does recognize
that different beings (e.g., asuras) and entities can perform evil acts, under the temporary dominance of the guna of tamas, and cause worldly
sufferings), Buddhism (A devil-like figure in Buddhism is Mara. He is a tempter, who also tempted Gautama Buddha by trying to seduce him with the
vision of beautiful women who, in various legends, are often said to be Mara's daughters. Mara personifies unskillfulness, the "death" of the
spiritual life.), Ancient Egypt (In the Ausarian drama we find that Ausar (Greek: Osiris) is chopped into 13 pieces by Set. Auset (Isis) collects all
of his pieces save his phallus. Horus, son of Ausar and Auset sets out to avenge the death and dismemberment of his father by confronting Set. Horus
is victorious over Set and Ausar, being brought back from the dead becomes lord of the underworld. It is this drama that gives us the cosmic conflict
between good and evil, evil being embodied by Set. This is not to say that Set was always seen as an evil character in Ancient Egyptian theology.)
if you put all these holidays together and speak in 1/2 truths about them you can create the cristian holidays...if you combine all of the other
religions "satans" you can create lucifer and even what happened to him and why he is now in hell...you just need to look hard enough to find things
that are older than christianity, and that even the religions depectied had been where jesus had, so he had acess to all this knowlage to create what
he wanted with it...i dont believe the bible is 100% true. My personal opinion is that it was writen in 1/2 truths and Jesus was a seer/oracle.