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psychotic for Lenten, day 38 & the Pagan celebration of Easter (Ostara)

Eástre by Jacques ReichIt turns out that the celebration of Easter (Eostre or Ostara) is no Christian holiday after all at least with that name. Easter’s a Germanic Pagan celebration of rebirth (similar to Jesus’ coming back to life) and it’s represented by eggs (rebirth) and bunnies (originally statuettes made of wood).

“Eostre or Ostara (Northumbrian Old English: Eostre; West Saxon Old English: Eastre; Old High German: Ôstara) is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: E-osturmo-naþ; West Saxon: E-astermo-naþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Eostre is attested by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where Bede states that during E-osturmo-naþ (the equivalent to the month of April) feasts were held in Eostre’s honor among the pagan Anglo-Saxons, but had died out by the time of his writing, replaced by the Christian ‘Paschal month’ (a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus).
By way of linguistic reconstruction, the matter of a Proto-Germanic goddess called Austro has been examined in detail since the foundation of Germanic philology in the 19th century by scholar Jacob Grimm and others. As the Germanic languages descend from Proto-Indo-European (PIE), linguists have traced the name to a Proto-Indo-European goddess of the dawn *Hv(2)ewso’s (Auso’s), from which descends the common Germanic goddess that Eostre and Ostara are held to descend. Scholars have linked the goddess’ name to a variety of Germanic personal names, a series of location names in England, over 150 2nd century BCE Matronae (the matronae Austriahenea) inscriptions discovered in Germany, and have debated whether or not Eostre is an invention of Bede’s, and theories connecting Eostre with records of Germanic Easter customs (including hares and eggs) have been proposed. Eostre and Ostara are sometimes referenced in modern popular culture, and are venerated in some forms of Germanic Neopaganism.”

It’s another proof that Christianity is

  1. a Jew from the reformed tradition (Nietzsche, Gott ist tot, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft & Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen, 1883 & 1885)

    “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?”
    — Nietzsche, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, Section 125

  2. and some sort of extension and/or adaptation of Paganism (especially Mithraism).

    “Early Christian apologists noted similarities between Mithraic and Christian rituals, but nonetheless took an extremely negative view of Mithraism: they interpreted Mithraic rituals as evil copies of Christian ones. For instance, Tertullian wrote that as a prelude to the Mithraic initiation ceremony, the initiate was given a ritual bath and at the end of the ceremony, received a mark on the forehead. He described these rites as a diabolical counterfeit of the baptism and chrismation of Christians. Justin Martyr contrasted Mithraic initiation communion with the Eucharist:

    ‘Wherefore also the evil demons in mimicry have handed down that the same thing should be done in the Mysteries of Mithras. For that bread and a cup of water are in these mysteries set before the initiate with certain speeches you either know or can learn.’ — Francis Legge”

All the while, the Pagan celebration of Easter (Eostre or Ostara) has become heavily accepted as part of the secular (not to be confused with atheism; but rather the rejection that a bastardized version of a religion mandates people’s lives including hatred, wars, human right violations and murders) American lifestyle, which has bled into Christianity. The most troublesome part of the bunny-and-egg tradition is that it influences all nations what’ve become Americanized for the past century or so.

We as Christians should celebrate Resurrection Sunday instead — not give it the Pagan name of the celebration of rebirth.

ashes to ashes, dust to dustWhile you digest the above, today’s Lent devotional comes from John 11:1-27, which also refers to the Resurrection of Jesus (the incarnation of God, one of the three representations of the Godhead).

“1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. 7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judæa again. 8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. 11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. 16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. 17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. 18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: 19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” (John 11:1-27 KJV)

Are you confused? You’re not the only one.


4 responses to “psychotic for Lenten, day 38 & the Pagan celebration of Easter (Ostara)

  1. Rina Mosquera 03/23/2013 at 01:56:07

    Todas las religiones tienen detractores, y Nietzsche es uno de los detractores mas grande que ha tenido al religión católica.

    Lea tambien Notovich.

    En el capitulo IV de la narración de Notovich esta descrito como fue este nacimiento. Dice este párrafo: “llego el tiempo escogido por el juez misericordioso para que encarnase en un ser humano y su espíritu eterno que permanecía en estado de completa inacción y suprema beatitud se alzo separándose a si mismo del Ser Eterno por un tiempo indefinido, asumió forma humana a fin de mostrar los modos de identificación y así alcanzar la felicidad eterna .Cuando se encarna este niño Dios, lo hace con una finalidad: Mostrar como tiene el hombre que identificarse con Dios y como tiene a través de esta identificación, llegar a la pureza moral, separando el alma de su envoltura material para que pueda alcanzar la perfección necesaria y entrar en el reino de los cielos, en el cual reina la eterna felicidad

    Poco después dice: Un hermoso niño nació en la tierra de Israel; el propio Dios hablo por boca de esta criatura de cuerpo insignificante y alma noble” En la primera y tercera parte de la narración de Notovjch esta Parte de la historia resumida del pueblo de Israel, el pecado de desobediencia, el estado servidumbre en que estuvo en Egipto, se habla de Moisés, como hijo de uno de los faraones.

    En el mismo capitulo cuarto, se dice que el Niño Divino, al que le dieron el nombre de “Issa”, empezó a hablar siendo aun muy pequeño de un Dios invisible exhortando a la almas descarriadas a que se arrepientan y purificaran de sus pecados delos cuales eran culpables: ya desde entonces comenzó a llamar la atención y llegaron gente de todas partes para oírle y todos quedaban maravillados por las palabras de sabiduría que salían dela bocca del Niño.Esto lo dice casi en las mismas l´palabras el evangelista Lucas. Los Israelitas afirmaban que en el moraba el Espíritu Eterno.

    Después sigue hablando del Santo Issa a los 13 años.

    Cuando el Santo Issa tuvo 13 Años de edad, llego el momento en que como israelita debía tomar esposa.

    Esto aconteció con Jesús según la narración de Notovich de acuerdo con los documentos que encontró.

    Dice que por ese motivo abandono Jerusalen y con una caravana de mercaderes se dirigió al valle del Sin. Allí comienza su vida de peregrinación en distintas ciudades de la India.

    El Santo Issa en la India y su mensaje.- El Santo Issa vive primero entre los Arios, pasa después a ajputana en donde encuentra una comunidad grande que existe hasta hoy; la comunidad de Jaimas,

    Una fracción de los que adoraban a Dios le piden que se quede a vivir con ellos, estuvo un tiempo, luego les deja y va a Jaganat en Oisa, va a Benares o Varanasi, ciudad sagrada de la India y sigue su recorrido por otras ciudades Santas.

    He aquí lo que les decía:

    El gran creador no ha compartido su poder con nadie, menos aun con objetos inanimados porque solo El posee todo el poder. La doctrina de los Vedas sobre le Trimurti, sobre la reencarnación, sobre Brahma, Shiva y Vishnu y otros dioses había sido adulterada y por eso el Santo Issa rectifico todo eso y dice “Lo quiso y el mundo apareció, hablando del poder de Dios; por un pensamiento Divino El, unió las aguas y de ellas separo las partes secas del globo, El es la causa de la vida del hombre en el cual alentó una parte de Si Mismo. (Esto es también lo que se dice en el Génesis y los libros orientales).

    El les dijo: No adoréis dolos porque no os oyen: No escuches los Vedas porque en ellos la verdad ha sido pervertida: No os creéis nunca superiores a los ademas, no envidiéis a vuestro vecino, ayudad al pobre, apoyad al dedil, no hagas el mal a nadie, no codiciéis lo que otros poseen y vosotros no.

    “El Legislador Eterno es el único Infinito; no hay otros dioses mas que El”.

    “El nunca humillara a su hijo haciendo que su alma emigre al cuerpo de una bestia como si fuera su purgatorio”

    Yo os digo: Dejad vuestros dolos, no celebréis ceremonias que os separen de vuestro Padre y no os unáis a los sacerdotes que se han enemistado con el cielo.

    El Santo Issa entre los sacerdotes de Persia.

    Le preguntaron “Quien eres tu que te atreves aquí a blasfemar de nuestro dios y a sembrar la duda en el corazón de nuestros creyentes?

    A esta pregunta formulada por los sacerdotes de Persia el Santo Issa respondió:

    No es de un nuevo Dios de quien hablo sino de nuestro Padre Celestial, quien ha existido siempre y seguirá existiendo. Al final de todas las cosas; es de EL de quien hablan las gentes, que como niños inocentes no son capaces todavía de entender a Dios con la fuerza simple de su inteligencia, ni de penetrar en su divina y espiritual sublimidad. Pero así como un recién nacido descubre en la oscuridad el pecho de su madre, así vuestras gentes, que han sido conducidas al error por vuestra equivocada doctrina y vuestras ceremonias religiosas, han reconocido por instinto a su Padre, ese Padre de quien yo soy el profeta”

    Tomado del libro del Sexto Nivel de AEA. Avíseme si desea que le siga transcribiendo, o si prefiere le puedo enviar los libros.

    Lección XI
    Jesús en Israel según el relato de Notovich

    El pueblo de Israel bajo la dominación del imperio Romano
    El Santo Issa regresa a Israel a los 29 años.
    Isa llega a Jerusalen
    Jesús frente al poder temporal.
    El Santo Issa condenado a muerte
    Crucifixión y resurrección del Santo Issa.
    Lo que dice Swami Adhedananda
    El libro de Febres Caiser y el documento Q. de Burton L. Mack

    Lección XII
    La vida oculta de Jesús según el evangelio de Acuario

    El evangelio Acuario y las G:F.U. (La Gran Confraternidad Universal)
    El príncipe de la Paz
    El registro Acashico
    El evangelio Acuario y los cuatro evangelios de la Biblia
    Jesús en la India.
    ¿Que es el hombre según el evangelio de Acuario?
    Comprensión, Sabiduría y Fe.

    Como esta es una escuela fundada por el Padre Cesar Davila, el dice que nos da la información del Quinto evangelio, el Evangelio de Acuario solo para nuestro conocimiento, pero los valederos son los cuatro evangelios.

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  3. belgianbiblestudents 03/30/2013 at 10:57:00

    The [problem] with Christendom is that to receive power in the old Roman times, they agreed to Constantine to accept the threeheaded god and [brought] in the teaching of a Trinity. They also accepted the holy days of the pagan rites, like Christmas for the god of light, and not for the celebration of the birth of Christ who was born on October 17, 4bCE. The goddess of fertility was also one of the main gods of the pagan people.
    Chocolate eggs, Easter-bunnies have nothing to do with the death nor resurrection of the son of man who is also the son of God and not the god son (a big difference).
    It is getting time that Christianity comes back to the worshipping of only One God, without heathen attributes or actions (like praying in front of statues or pictures = an abomination to God). Christians should also give the full value to Christ Jesus accepting that it was a real man of flesh and blood who was willing to give his body for the sins of many, even unknown to him.

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