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Truth Behind Valentine`s Day

Do you know what your really celebrating today?

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Samsquanch
Male, 30-39, Canada
 794 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:13:42 AM
Merph...I'm CrakrJak, I`m pissing on teh interwebs!

Dude, relax. Yes, human civilization has been around for about 4000 years longer than Christianity. Yes, human deity worship has been around for about 198,000 years longer than Christianity. We gets it.

The Christian Feast of the Resurrection happens to coincide with the Jewish Passover. Jewish Passover happens to take place on the first Sabbath after the first full moon after the vernal equinox (as the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, and the solar-lunar cycle is fairly constant of about 13-odd lunar cycles to 1 solar cycle, they fall at about the same time every year).

The feast of Oestra, the goddess of fertility, happens to fall on the first full moon of the vernal equinox.

Cadbury decided to cash in on the fact that many people spent time together for the Christian feast, and the Jewish feast (encompassing about 98% of North Americans), that they decided to sell more candies.

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CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16948 Posts
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:40:48 PM
Angilion: And as I stated before it was known as Easter it was called 'Resurrection Day`. You seem to be equating things that were pre-Catholic as pre-Christian and that is simply not the same.

Also, I`ll reiterate that Easter, as we know it, is celebrated weeks to more than a month later than March 21st. depending on the lunar cycle. In fact this year it`s on April 24th.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11330 Posts
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4:26:18 PM
Regarding the regional churches, I think my original statement is valid:

There were regional differences, but it's debateable whether they could be considered seperate that far back.

Seriously, If you are going to debate Christianity at least know the bible man.


Care to address the words I actually wrote?

You don`t even know where your holy days came from, so you`re in no position to be making statements like that.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11330 Posts
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4:22:24 PM
And before you try and tell me Easter usurped some pagan spring ritual, might I remind you that Easter is concurrent with the the Jewish holiday of Passover which pre-dates any Roman holiday you care to list.


And I remind you that Easter was the name of a pre-Christian fertility festival at the same time of the year, particularly associated with fertility symbols such as rabbits(*) and eggs, named after a god associated with fertility. She was female, hence the emphasis on eggs as a symbol of fertility.

She wasn't a Roman god. Further north in Europe in this case. Christianity didn`t *only* take over Roman religious days. That was just the main target in the earliest days because that`s where the main power was.

* It was originally hares, but the same point applies.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16948 Posts
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:19:17 PM
Volsunga: Did I not state the term Greco-Roman ? Latin comes from the region we now know as Italy, aka 'Roman`. The root word for `Pagan` did not exist before then.

As for `Easter` it was known as `Resurrection Day` in the early church. The pagan celebrated the first day of spring March 21st, But Easter is celebrated with the timing of Passover after the first day of spring.

The bunnies, eggs, etc.. all that is really a secularism of Easter to sell things. Much the same as Christmas and Valentines Day has been secularized.

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