Hundreds of years before Christ on the Alluvial plains of Babylon they are celebrating the arrival of spring. They bake hot cross buns, the shape of a cross has long been a pagan phallic symbol, and they color eggs and dress a few select children, virgins, in the finest clothes.
They burn the children in fire and place them in urns painted with Astarte, the queen of heaven, goddess of fertility, along with her symbols of fertility, the cross, the rabbit and the egg. These urns are commonly discovered around Ur, the ancient city, with the charred remains of young children.
Then they would have orgies and feast.
The apostate Christian church adopted Easter celebrations to draw in more pagans to the church.
The Encyclopædia Britannica: "There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians." - (1910), Vol. VIII, p. 828.
The Catholic Encyclopedia: "A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. . . . The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility." - (1913), Vol. V, p. 227.
The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop: "What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, . . . as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar. . . . Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony of history as to its Babylonian character. The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now." - (New York, 1943), pp. 103, 107, 108;
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