Easter is a pagan celebration - Pagan Christian celebrations and rituals

The word “Easter” is a transliteration of the Greek word “Astarte”, or from the Mesopotamian word “Ishtar”.
This is another celebration of the Queen of heaven (also known as Ashtoreth, Semiramis, Isis, Ishtar, 139  Madonna, Mother of god 121).

"The celebration of Lent has no basis in Scripture, but rather developed from the pagan celebration of Semiramis's mourning for 40 days over the death of Tammuz (cf. Ezekiel 8:14) before his alleged resurrection---another of Satan's mythical counterfeits." (John MacArthur, Jr., The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: 1 Corinthians, Chicago: Moody, 1984) 140

18276297_xxl_resize.jpg“Weeping for Tammuz for a period of 40 days prior to the festival of Ishtar (Easter) to commemorate Ishtar’s (Semiramis) having received her son back from the dead ... The egg became a scared symbol depicting the mystery of his ‘resurrection’“. Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones, Chronology of the Old Testament. 138

The Catholic Encyclopaedia states “The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility” 141

The Queen of heaven (also known as Semiramis, Ishtar) was known as the goddess of fertility. 142


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