Religious debate

LoyalXenite

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Actually theres a fair bit of inaccuracy there, https://bellejar.ca/2013/03/28/easter-is-not-named-after-ishtar-and-other-truths-i-have-to-tell-you/ explains it pretty nicely. For those who dont want to click here are the main points:

"Ishtar was associated with fertility and sex. However, her symbols were the lion, the gate and the eight-pointed star; I can’t find any evidence of eggs or rabbits symbolically belonging to her. And Easter has nothing to do with her. "

"Most scholars believe that Easter gets its name from Eostre or Ostara**, a Germanic pagan goddess. "

Re: Constantine "when he was alive, English didn’t even exist yet. He would have spoken Latin or Ancient Greek, so would likely have referred to Easter as Pascha or Πάσχα. "

So while you're right about Christianity stealing yet another holiday and branding it as their own, this is one of those they took from Paganism
 
Actually theres a fair bit of inaccuracy there, https://bellejar.ca/2013/03/28/easter-is-not-named-after-ishtar-and-other-truths-i-have-to-tell-you/ explains it pretty nicely. For those who dont want to click here are the main points:

"Ishtar was associated with fertility and sex. However, her symbols were the lion, the gate and the eight-pointed star; I can’t find any evidence of eggs or rabbits symbolically belonging to her. And Easter has nothing to do with her. "

"Most scholars believe that Easter gets its name from Eostre or Ostara**, a Germanic pagan goddess. "

Re: Constantine "when he was alive, English didn’t even exist yet. He would have spoken Latin or Ancient Greek, so would likely have referred to Easter as Pascha or Πάσχα. "

So while you're right about Christianity stealing yet another holiday and branding it as their own, this is one of those they took from Paganism
I have to admit I didn't really give that info a great deal of thought (I usually do before I post something like that).
I should have realised because it's well known Easter is originally a Pagan thing.
Thanks for the correction! (y):)
 

LoyalXenite

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I have to admit I didn't really give that info a great deal of thought (I usually do before I post something like that).
I should have realised because it's well known Easter is originally a Pagan thing.
Thanks for the correction! (y):)
Tbh I really only know coz I shared that very image a few years back and my uncle corrected me (he likes to research the history of things so he already knew the origins)
 
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