Thoughts about Easter…..

Posted by  FruitsForThought
Why do you believe the things you believe, and do the things you do? 

The chances are you never stopped to ask yourself that question. 
You have been taught since childhood to accept Easter as the chief of the Christian holidays. 
You have supposed it is part of the true Christian religion to observe Lent, “Holy Week,” “Good Friday,” to buy hot cross buns at he bakery, to have colored eggs, to dress up and go to Church Easter Sunday, perhaps to attend an Easter sunrise service! 

Because of the “sheep” instinct in humans, most of us believe a lot of things that are not true. Most of us do a lot of things that are wrong, supposing these things be right, or even sacred! 

What is the meaning of the name “Easter”? 
You haven been led to suppose the word means “resurrection of Christ.” 
For 1600 years the western world has been taught that Christ rose from the dead on Sunday morning. 
But that is merely one of the fables the apostle Paul warned readers of the New Testament to expect. 

The name “Easter” is merely the slightly changed English spelling of the name of the ancient Assyrian goddess Ishtar, ……. 

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