12th April 2009

“Easter celebrations were held hundreds of years before Christ was born as festivals of spring honouring Eostre, the great mother goddess of the Saxons. This name was fashioned after the ancient word for spring, Eastre. The goddess Ostara was the Norse equivalent whose symbols were the hare and the egg. From this comes our modern tradition of celebrating Easter with eggs and bunnies.”

Royce Carlson

3 Responses to “12th April 2009”

  1. Prime Directant Says:

    Thank you,

    I have always wondered where this tradition derived, but was too lazy to check. Thak you, mr. Carlson

  2. AtheistAdvocate Says:

    Let us not forget, that the Pagan festivals were in alignment with celestial bodies. The “Eostre egg” was given as a gift to sweethearts, friends and family during the Pagan festival of Eostre. Rich people would wrap eggs in gold leaf while the poor simply dyed them with plant dye.

    The Christian celebration of Easter is determined through astrology. It is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox.

    This means Easter is synchronized with the Sun & moon’s cycle, which has nothing to do with Jesus whatsoever.
    Easter is celebrated anywhere from March 22nd to April 25th and not on any specific day. Missionaries did this in the second and third centuries in order to obtain converts from Paganism. It is a moving target, necessary if one wished the celebration of Easter to coincide with the Pagan festival of Eostre.

  3. Prime Directant Says:

    In the same token the feast of Christ’s Birth was moved to the Roman feast of Saturnalia. Just standard procedure of making a religion more compatible with the cultural infrastructure