We all know how the Sun's path from the perspective on earth moves back and forth throughout the course of the year, thus resulting in the 4 seasons.
Does anyone not question the fact that, from the Northern Hemisphere perspective, the Sun's path in winter changes from southward to northward,
exactly on the Winter Solstice, which is usually on December 22nd? To be more precise, the sun perceivably seems to reside on the same degree for
roughly 3 days as the path reverses.
Now, as the Spring Equinox marks the next quarter-point, the position half-way to the Summer Solstice, the days become longer, as the Sun is crossing
over the equator, on it's way to the highest point it reaches in the sky, the Summer Solstice. This brings the question: Why is christian Easter
(Ishtar) and jewish Passover always celebrated at the same time of year, and always around the Spring Equinox? The jewish call it passover,
christianity calls it resurrection.
Many christians actually attend what is called a "Sun-Rise service" on easter.
This image shows the path of the sun from a pinhole camera, over a 6 month period.
I learned of this "path" a while back, but I'm amazed how many do not question these relationships. It seems pretty damning to me..
Back to the first paragraph, I know that a lot more people believe that Jesus' birthday was actually not 0 A.D., but an earlier date, and I've heard
the year 3 B.C. put out there. So it is interesting to me why the big story of Christmas that so many children are brought up to learn occurs exactly
3 days after the Winter Solstice. That is all I have to say. Good day.
Almost as ridiculous is the "easter bunny" and the lack of knowledge contained within "good christians" buying these pagan chocolate bunnies (that
represent, basically, screwing like rabbits) for their kids...hahahaha
Originally posted by rstregooski
Why is christian Easter (Ishtar) and jewish Passover always celebrated at the same time of year, and always around the Spring Equinox?
The celebration of the Christian holiday is a direct result of the Jewish one - the "Last Supper" was a Passover seder.
So it is interesting to me why the big story of Christmas that so many children are brought up to learn occurs exactly 3 days after the Winter
Because it was easier to convert pagans who were used to celebrating the solstice by moving the birth of the Christian messiah to coincide with their
holidays. It's understood that he was actually born sometime in autumn. Not sure if the Jews have always celebrated Passover at the same time of year
or if it was moved at some point.
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