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Another year has come and Black Africans throughout the Diaspora are still searching for eggs that allegedly were laid by rabbits because we just can’t let go of the pagan ritual of Easter. Because of this, I am reposting this article that I wrote for Easter 2015 with a few modifications.
The other day, I found myself wondering why when I was growing up we always ate ham on Easter Sundays. As I always say, “Anything I/you want to know is just a keystroke away,” so I went “key-stroking” and found the answer, which is a mindblower.
If you choose to continue embracing your current Christian beliefs, I strongly advise you to close this post and not read another word and I mean this sincerely.
Failure to heed my warnings could result in your spiraling into a distressful mental state known as “cognitive-dissonance,” where your beliefs will clash with your behavior. Should this occur, you must immediately change your beliefs to fit your behavior or change your behavior to fit your beliefs to avoid serious psychiatric issues.
If you choose to continue reading, John 8:32 (KJV) says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
If you have read this far, read John 4:22 – 24 which says: “22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
In August of 1984, I decided to read the Bible (all 66 Books ) from cover to cover, which took less than a month. A year later, I had read the entire Bible, six (6) consecutive times and I had far more questions than I had answered.
The biggest question of all was why Christians were engaging in non-scriptural activities? Not only were we celebrating activities that were not scripturally based, in many cases (such as Xmas trees) we were actually going against the scriptures.
Have you learned anything new, since you first began attending church during childhood? Or, are you just echoing the same subjects year end and year out? Remember, if you repeat a lie often enough, you will eventually embrace it as truth.
Are you just attending church for entertainment purposes and to deify your Pimp/Pastor?
Who taught you to believe chocolate rabbits, colored eggs, hanging plastic eggs on trees, Easter baskets, Easter Bonnets, new clothes, going to church on Easter Sunday and Sunrise Services honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
A family was preparing their Easter feast and the wife asked the husband to go to the store and buy the ham, which he did. Upon his return, the wife asked why he did not have the butcher cut off the ends of the ham.
He replied, “Because you didn’t tell me to have the ends cut off.” She said, “You know I always have the ends of the ham cut off. This has always been our Easter tradition.”
He asked, “Why is that your Easter tradition? When I grew up, we didn’t have that tradition.” She replied, “I don’t know, my mother always had the ends of the ham cut off.” Since her mother was visiting for Easter, they decided to ask her why she always had the ends of the ham cut off.
They both went into the kitchen where her mother was helping the grandchildren dye Easter Eggs and asked her why she always had the ends of the ham cut off. She said, “Because my mother always had the ends of the ham cut off.” Since grandma was still alive and living in a Nursing Home, they decided to call her in hopes of solving this inter-generational mystery.
Once grandma answered her phone, the wife asked her why she always had the ends of the ham cut off. Grandma immediately replied, “Because my roaster was not big enough.”
My neighbor has hung plastic “Easter Eggs” on a tree in her front yard. As I drove pass a church the marquis was advertising the upcoming “Easter Egg Hunt,” causing me to reflect on many of my oldest religious questions.
I wanted to know where the tradition of eating ham on Easter came from, so I let my fingers do the walking and what I found, literally blew my mind.
I expected to find a credible connection between the celebration of Easter, with all of its trappings, the Bible and Jesus Christ. To my astonishment, Easter has absolutely nothing to do with the Bible, Jesus Christ or Christianity.
Going back to my childhood days of growing up in the church, I recall always wondering about the correlation between the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and a rabbit. I would also wonder about the relationship between a rabbit and an egg.
Once I learned about biology, I really became perplexed, because rabbits are mammals and the only two mammals that lay eggs are platypus and echidna.
Sadly, Christians engage in many ritualistic behaviors (like cutting the ends of the ham off) without having any idea why. The celebration of Easter is one of these ritualistic traditions where time has obscured the true reasons and origin for this celebration.
The strategy of the Roman Catholic Church (which is the origin of all Christian churches) is to send missionaries into foreign lands and enslave the minds of the citizens.
This is done by replacing “pagan” beliefs with Christian beliefs. The technique is to incorporate Christian beliefs and rituals into their “pagan” beliefs and rename their Deities. Read my post on the Panare Indians Crucifying Jesus.
Over time, whichever Deity the conquered people were worshiping prior to the arrival of Christian missionaries, the name would be gradually changed, and replaced by the Roman Catholic Deity known as Jesus Christ, while the “heathens/savages” continued engaging in their “pagan” rituals.
Consequently, the Roman Catholic Church replaced the “pagan” ritual of Easter with the Jewish “Passover,” and then changed that into the Resurrection of Jesus, while maintaining all of the “pagan” rituals of coloring eggs, rabbits laying eggs, and eating ham, etc.
1 Corinthians 15:12-14 says; “12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain”
The foundation of Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven on Easter Sunday. If you do not believe this, “…your faith is also in vain.” The word “Easter” appears in the Bible only once, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the resurrection of Christ.
Acts 12:4 KJV says in reference to Peter’s arrest, “And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”
Having learned basic math in elementary school, I never could accept the story that the death of Jesus occurred on Friday and He arose three (3) days later, on Sunday. No matter how many times I count, Friday thru Sunday is only two days and not three days because Friday to Saturday is one day and Saturday to Sunday is two (2) days.
Furthermore, unless we look at a calendar, we do not know when Easter occurs from one year to the next. How is it possible to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on different days every year?
Easter always, occur on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, which can result in a 2-4 week difference in the date, from one year to another.
Christians throughout the world worship Easter Sunday as the resurrection day for Jesus, which has nothing to do with neither Jesus nor His resurrection. On the contrary, Biblically speaking, celebrating Easter in actuality is celebrating a pagan ritual.
In an effort to find the definition and origin of Easter, I had to go outside of the Bible, because there is absolutely no information on the definition of Easter in the text of the Bible.
After reading information from several sites, including: “The Plain Truth About EASTER.” I found out that Acts 12:4 referred to the pagan holiday established during the time of Nimrod, the grandson of the Biblical Noah.
Genesis 10:9 says: “He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.”
Semiramis wanted to deify her husband/son Nimrod, so she created the myth that Nimrod ascended into heaven and became the “Sun-god” and people was to worship him as the God “Baal.”
Since you cannot have a god without a goddess, Semiramis deified herself by saying she ascended to the moon, which has a 28-day cycle and emits an egg at the end of that cycle. This egg fell to the earth and Semiramis hatched out of it and her name was changed to Ishtar (pronounced Easter); ergo, the “Easter Egg.”
Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter’s hatching occurred after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which at the time, occurred during the Jewish “Passover,” and she became the “Goddess of Fertility.” She was also known as the “Goddess of Spring and the Goddess of Prostitutes.”
Legend has it that Nimrod sent a “sun-ray” down to earth and immaculately impregnated Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter and she gave birth to their son who she named Tammuz. Like his father/brother Nimrod, Tammuz was also a mighty hunter and he loved rabbits.
While Tammuz was hunting for rabbits a wild boar (pig) killed him. His mother Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter became very distraught and mourned for her dead son Tammuz, as written in Ezekiel 8:4: “4 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.”
Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter was walking through the forest mourning her loss, when she found an injured bird, which she healed in honor of her son Tammuz by transforming it into a rabbit.
The ancient Babylonians hid these eggs and the children would search for them. Today, children are given Easter baskets, with their colorful grass as symbolic representations of bird nests, or should I say, “Rabbit” nests.
To include adults during the celebration of Easter, naked women were painted, using various pastel colors, then they hid in the forest. Men would go “hunting” for them and when found, they would have sex, resulting in sexual orgies.
Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter mandated that everyone had to fast for forty days prior to the anniversary of Tammuz’s death, which is the Christian ritual of “Lent.”
After the fast, they placed virgins on the altar and the priests had sex with them. These former virgins gave birth nine months later.
Three months after birth, during the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, they brought their newborn babies back to the altar. The priests would then sacrifice these newborn babies in honor of the God Moloch (Allegedly this still occurs annually at the Bohemian Grove , in California, honoring the pagan God Moloch) and use their blood to color Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter’s eggs.
At the end of the forty-day fast (Lent), a celebration feast was held and because he was killed by a pig, on Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter Sunday, everyone would hold a feast with ham being the entrée; ergo, this is the origin of the “Easter Ham.”
In addition, they will serve hot cross buns in recognition of Tammuz.
Furthermore, because of the love Semiramis/Ishtar/Easter had for Tammuz, everyone had to end their prayer by making the sign of a “t” across their heart, as many Christians still do, believing they are making the sign of the “Cross.”
Finally, because Nimrod was transformed into Baal, the Sun-god, he is celebrated every Easter by Christians during their “Sunrise Services,” which is clearly an abomination to the teachings of the Bible.
Please do not blindly accept what I am saying. Go to my links, in addition to sites you randomly find and verify everything I have written for yourself.