History of Easter with Christianity?
Didn't Easter start out as a pagan history? When did Christians get involved in celebrating Easter as a holiday?
Easter and Christmas traditions, like much of the Christian mythos, borrowed heavily from other religions. The name even comes from Eostre, a Germanic pagan goddess. As Christianity spread, it absorbed people of a variety of cultures both willingly and unwillingly. In some cases, whoever was actively trying to spread the religion would try to build common ground by including parts of the cultures it replaced. In other cases, people just maintained parts of their culture and blended it into their new religion over time.
It's hard to really pinpoint a date and say when the Christian tradition began since it consists of so many traditions rolled together. In general, Christianity was built on various other traditions and lore repackaged, not really new material.
by lizzieBoo6 years ago
I'd like to suggest that Jesus chose not to write anything down nor ask anyone else to write anything down because he didn't want to create a religion that would be based on a book. I suggest that he wanted to create an...
by hookedhuntress5 years ago
Many say that the origins of Easter are pagan and therefore Christians should not celebrate it.I am curious as to how others feel about this and what their opinions are.
by taliesin33397 years ago
Are there any similarities between Christianity and the older pagan faiths? If so, what are they and how were they incorperated into Christianity. Please explain and be somewhat detailed on whatever side of the argument...
by William Jordan6 years ago
What most people forget is that Christianity is not a religion and that Jesus the founder was against organized religion. Christianity is a way of life that works when you love God.
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