Christmas , Easter and other Christian celebrations

Canada
March 21, 2008 6:24pm CST
When I was young and attended church with my Parents and friends , I believed in celebrating Christmas , Easter ,etc.I do believe in the Virgin Birth, and that Jesus is the Son of God, I believe that He died on a cross ,I don't know if it was on Friday or not.He arose again, He ascendet into Heaven , where He is seated at the right hand of God and some day (I think soon), He will return for the second time and many of us won't be ready for His return. But as I became older and read The Bible from cover to cover a few times . I couldn't find anywhere that Jesus told His deciples or anyone else to remember or celebrate the date of His birth .Who knows the date of His birth? Who came up with good friday and Easter sunday , the Easter bunny and Easter eggs. We have been and are teaching our children and grandchildren about Santa and the Easter bunny , all lies . These holidays, along with many more are man made traditions , with many pagan beliefs thrown in .
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• United States
22 Mar 08
THE TRUTH The emperor Constantine is to blame for most of the confusion. He tried to appease the masses by allowing holidays from different religions to be celebrated on the same days. A pagan holiday celebrated the worship of fertility gods. This day fell close to the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Constantine combined them, thus we have bunnies and eggs(signs of fertility) on easter Sunday. Close to the same thing happened with Christmas. We believe that the birth of Christ was actually in september according to the clues we find in the bible.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
22 Mar 08
actually it does say offhandedly when christ was born.. " when the lambs were born" or somethng to that affect, cant remember exact quote atm.. so it was in the spring, not winter. santa, easter eggs, all of those holidays and traditions are yes, all richly based in pagan traditions. when asked why the lies are fabricated, the church readilly admits that 1, they are indeed lies, and 2, were created to make conversions of said pagans easier.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
21 Mar 08
Yup, the usurping of pagan traditions by Christianity is getting to be more and more of a well-known fact these days. I find it interesting because I've been researching it since I was a little kid, and yet it wasn't until a few years ago that I heard more people talking about it. Of course, since I'm on the other side of this (I'm pagan) it's interesting to me to track how many of our traditions really are used in celebrating Christian holidays these days.