Are Easter and Christmas Pagan Holidays?

There is a disturbing trend in churches and Christian circles to denounce the celebration of Easter and Christmas as pagan. The video shared here is an example.

These topics were first introduced by Alexander Hislop’s The Two Babylon’s and Ralph Woodrow’s Babylon Mystery Religion. However Woodrow has changed his position on many of these conclusions in his new book The Babylon Connection. Woodrow recognized the flaw in logic used by Hislop and himself and illustrated it in this statement

“By this method, one could take virtually anything and do the same—even the “golden arches” at McDonald’s! The Encyclopedia Americana (article: “Arch”) says the use of arches was known in Babylon as early as 2020 B.C. Since Babylon was called “the golden city” (Isa. 14:4), can there be any doubt about the origin of the golden arches? As silly as this is, this is the type of proof that has been offered over and over about pagan origins.”

Woodrow, The Babylon Connection

We can see here the logic is flawed. Further there are variations on these ancient mythologies and looking for similarities you may find something But that doesn’t prove that there is any connection. For example the story of Nimrod is found in Josephus history and a majority of others as Nimrod rebelling against God and promoting other gods. However there are a couple ancient versions of the story which say the opposite, that he fought the other gods. In fact his name translated in the Septuagint means giant hunter and the bible says he was a mighty hunter before the Lord which seems to suggest that the later minority accounts could be closer to the truth.

Satan takes histories and twists them, takes creation and corrupts it. The images and objects in creation were not originally pagan but became so and if the church decided to celebrate using God’s creation as symbols of His aspects returning eggs which support and produce life as symbols of life where some pagan group or other used them in a corrupt fashion then we are merely reclaiming them to God’s glory and purposes. Indeed many links proposed to pagan practices are tenuous at best.

Satre, Niche and the rest of the Atheists have done their best to end Christmas and Easter. It would be sad if in a post Christian future our great grandchildren would find a photo album and wonder what the decorations were about because the church joined the atheists in killing celebrations of Jesus birth and resurrection and gave back the symbols once again to corruption.

For further reference see these articles

Is Christmas Pagan

https://answersingenesis.org/christmas/is-christmas-pagan-holiday/

https://answersingenesis.org/christmas/do-christmas-trees-have-pagan-roots/

https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/301-600/the-1st-recorded-celebration-of-christmas-11629658.html

Is Easter Pagan?

https://answersingenesis.org/holidays/easter/is-the-name-easter-of-pagan-origin/

Isaiah 60:13 13 “The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I will make the place of My feet glorious.

About Last Fiddle
I have always had many interests; technology, science, philosophy, theology, politics, history, etc... Currently, life for the past twelve years has placed me in the area of technology fulfilling roles in System Administration and Architecture. But I have always been involved in the local church and enjoy researching and discussing issues of theology, philosophy, history and politics...

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