How do Christians “worship Easter”?

Strange these tweets make it sound like the bombing victims in Sri Lanka were worshiping Easter. Why?

Easter worshipers

Easter worshipers

People might not realize that Easter is named after Ishtara, or Asherah the Anunnaki princess, who was first worshiped as a goddess of fertility by prehistoric Sumerians and Babylonians and was worshiped around the world throughout history in pagan religions as Eostre or Ostara.

It continues today. One example is this thing known as Ashera poles that surround a central obelisk that represents the cock of another of the Anunnaki, Ba’al.
In the Bible, Yahwey wanted his followers to cut down Asherah poles. (Were these a warring race of people that were worshiped as gods?)
The architectural feature of poles surrounding a central obelisk are common in modern monuments and cities around the world. Even in the Vatican, the seat of the Catholic church, a Christian religion.

obelisk Easter Pole

The symbology of the ancient religious observance has stayed with us until this day, not only in religions celebrations, but in secular, consumer observance and the capitalist holiday.

The rabbit, that is now the Easter Bunny, was originally a symbol of fertility and sexual reproduction, and the egg was a symbol of fertilization and the promise of new life.

Is it not strange that thousands of years later corporations are pushing these same symbols on kids? I mean it doesn’t make sense, it’s supposed to be a Christian holiday, why would they even choose those symbols. Like, are the rabbits supposed to be laying the eggs?

The Easter Connection

Easter, as we’ll soon see, now seems to be tied more to things which look a lot more pagan, overall: the cycle of the seasons; the welcoming of spring; the fertility of the land; etc. Why these associations? What does it all have to do with nature? We’ll now see that Easter could, in actuality, be the celebration of a “resurrection,” “rebirth,” or “return” of someone… but who, exactly?

Let’s see…One source claims that: “The word Easter is of Saxon origin, Eastra, the goddess of spring, in whose honour sacrifices were offered…”[2]Wow… the “goddess of spring?” Wasn’t this holiday supposed to be about the son of God?

As we dig deeper into this subject, we, first, need to ask ourselves: who just might this goddess be? Would any woman, or goddess, have anything to do with the death and resurrection of Christ? And, if she did have some kind of role, here, why would she be related to spring time?

We now see another, more popular meaning of Easter: it comes from the ancient goddess of pagan Babylon! “In Babylonia… the goddess of spring was called Ishtar.”[3] And, we also see that: “Ishtar was actually pronounced “Easter” in most Semitic dialects…”[4]So, what would be this day of Ishtar?

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