Easter Pagan

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  1. BlaznFattyz

    BlaznFattyz Active Member

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    celebrating a holiday and practicing religion are two different things.
    what holidays do you take off work or celebrate? do you worship the focal point of that holiday?
     
  2. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    You know, I was waiting for someone to ask that question, for a long time. Christmas - Is for me from 2200 the 24th until 0200 the 25th. Everyone is in bed. The lights are out in the house but for the fire in the hearth and a candle or two. I use a hurricane lamp to read by, and as I sit by the fire, I reflect on what the Birth of Jesus means to me, to my family, and the world. For that few short hours each year, it seems as if the thinness between heaven and earth is the sheerest of veils. Now I know, Jesus wasn't born on the morning of the 25th of December, but I'm able to let that go, and simply accept that He was born, of humble means to a humble family, but the significants is enormous, and though I don't deserve it, He did it anyway.

    Easter - Is for me from 0400 Sunday morning untill 0800 (or when the day is in dawn). Again, everyone is asleep, and I sit watching the darkest night, lighten into gray, then azure, and pink and orange, then finally soft blue. I am reminded that the darkest of night is proceeded by the dawn of the new day. Dawn and first sunrise, is the only moment when a man can look fully into the sun, and not damage his eyes. Jesus must have been like that to those who first saw Him after His ressurection. He allowed those to observe Him don his mantle of divinity. At first, shady and shadow, then the beginning of a warm light, to final brilliance so great it hurt one's eyes to look directly on.

    No wonder nothing really mattered to His followers after that.
    I guess those are the times to me, when celibrating the holiday means nothing, and understanding one's faith, means everything.

    v/r

    Joshua
     
  3. mee

    mee Interfaith Forums

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    according to Bible teaching, the arrangement for our salvation includes Jesus’ sacrifice of his perfect life, his resurrection, and his presenting the value of his sacrifice to God in heaven. All these elements are important. (Hebrews 7:25; 9:11-14) Jesus commanded his followers to celebrate the anniversary of his death. It is the only event Scripturally commanded to be memorialized by Christians.
    What does Easter mean to you? Before you answer this question, however, should you not first ask: ‘What does Easter mean to God? Is the celebration pleasing to him? Are Christians really required to celebrate Easter?
     
  4. Eleanor Luna

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    Numerous individuals assemble around expansive campfires achieving a few meters high on the eve of Easter Sunday. Regularly the wood of old Christmas trees is utilized for this event. This German custom is really an old agnostic ceremony going back to before Christ to symbolize the happening to spring. In those days it was trusted that any home or field shone upon by the light of the flame would be shielded from infection and disaster.
     
  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Had to reread, I thought the claim for a moment was they ascended!
     
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  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Welcome and thanks for the chuckle.
     
  7. Ahanu

    Ahanu Well-Known Member

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    Haha!
     

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