Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Easter Bunny --Easter Eggs

How did Easter get its symbols. They are not Christian. As with most holidays they were taken from early European Pagan religions.

For example, consider this from Alternative Religions;

Have you ever wondered where the celebration of the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Christ acquired its unusual name and odd symbols of colored eggs and rabbits?
The answer lies in the ingenious way that the Christian church absorbed Pagan practices. After discovering that people were more reluctant to give up their holidays and festivals than their gods, they simply incorporated Pagan practices into Christian festivals. As recounted by the Venerable Bede, an early Christian writer, clever clerics copied Pagan practices and by doing so, made Christianity more palatable to pagan folk reluctant to give up their festivals for somber Christian practices.

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