Who is Tammuz (Ezekiel 8), and how is he directly related to Easter?
If God was upset with the practice taking place in His house then what do you think He would have to say today?
Tamuz was a sacrificial king who was executed, spent three days in the underworld and was rescued from the land of the dead by his wife. It is an ancient ritual upon which the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus was based.
Like the Christians and Christianity I'm not too sure he has anything to with Easter,
The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess Eastre, Goddess of fertility, hence the symbols of Eggs and rabbits.
She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Pagan Saxon people in Northern Europe. Her name is derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre."
Tammuz is mentioned in the old testament of the Bible. He was the son of Semiramis who was the wife of Nimrod the King of Babylon. In the Phonecian language, Semiramis was named Ishtar (Pronounced Easter). Other's called her Dianna, Oester, and many, many other names, but she was the same queen. Catholics call her Mary, Queen of Heaven, Holy Mother of God. This is not the same Mary, virgin mother of Jesus - of the bible. Mary was not holy, and she was not the Queen of Heaven, however, Semiramis was traditionally called the Queen of Heaven, but she was far from being a virgin if historical accounts about her are true. There was a reason she was the Goddess of Fertility. Outside of being her son, I don't know of any connection between Tammuz and Easter in terms of the "Easter Holiday." There is no connection between Easter and Christianity either... go figure.
Says Alexander Hislop regarding the festival of Easter:
Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people of Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar (The Two Babylons, p. 103).
Cassianus, the monk of Marseilles, writing in the fifth century, and contrasting the primitive Church with the Church in his day, The forty days' abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess. Such a Lent of forty days, "in the spring of the year," is still observed by the Yezidis or Pagan Devil-worshippers of Koordistan, who have inherited it from their early masters, the Babylonians.
In the Mystery religion of Babylon, the false savior Tammuz was worshipped with various spring rites. Through the weeping of his mother Easter, or Semiramis, he was mystically revived, his resurrection symbolized by the budding of new vegetation in the spring. Each year the pagan spring festival celebrated this resurrection story.
In Ezekiel chapter 8 we saw women weeping for Tammuz, and the very next abomination was men in the temple of YEHOVAH God worshipping toward the rising sun! Ezekiel was speaking of this same ancient pagan celebration of the weeping for Tammuz, and the observance of this pagan spring festival.
Source: Where Did Easter Come From? - http://www.hope-of-israel.org/easterfr.htm
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