Tag Archives: Easter

Three things that made Christianity what it is today

By now one figures that most people, at least most reasonably educated people, know that Easter is largely a pagan holiday. It’s based on the celebration of Ostara, and the Vernal Equinox. I wrote about this last year at Easter … Continue reading

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About Ēostre and the Easter Bunny

Easter is upon us, which is always a good time to look at the pagan roots of the Holiday. The Boston Globe had a nice story yesterday on the question of how the Easter Bunny came to be. There’s also … Continue reading

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With Easter Upon Us

This year, with Easter upon us, there have been a few articles about the very unfortunate part of the resurrection story that blames the Jews for the “deicide” of Jesus Christ. Now, I’m no Biblical scholar. In fact, I’m not … Continue reading

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Jesus Didn’t Die for My Sins

Jesus, who is a remarkable prophet and an admirable historical figure, didn’t die for my sins.  Because I’ve never sinned.  Which is not to say that I’ve never made mistakes.  I’ve made plenty, although not as many as the Catholic … Continue reading

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