I was wondering which numskull would be the first to say that Easter is a pagan festival
Why did it have to be you, Oogah Boogah? Why?
Why could it not have been SubDud?
Then I could calmly bash his head in....verbally
I have to parry with you....
You are aware, of course, that I am languidly toying with you, don't you?
Also be aware --->
"In reality, the word Easter is really Anglo-Saxon (sometimes Ester),1 not Babylonian. It was the common word for both Passover and Easter.
J. R. Clarke Halls A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary provides the following list of related words showing that Easter was used for both:
eastI. adj. east, easterly. II. adv. eastwards, in an easterly direction, in or from the east
EasterdaegEaster-day, Easter Sunday
Easterfeormfeast of Easter
Easterfreolsdaegthe feast day of Passover
EastergewunaEaster custom (appears only in the 9th century sermons of Aelfric where he is referring to Christian Easter practices)
The pagan derivation of Easter is conspiratorial fantasy. The word is Anglo-Saxon, and derived from the Germanic Oster meaning Passover, and is related to the words for Resurrection.
Easterlicbelonging to Easter, Paschal
Easterneeast, eastern, oriental
EastersymblePassover (lit. Easter gathering)
EastertidEastertide, Paschal season
An example of the word meaning the Jewish Passover comes from a 1563 homily:Easter, a great, and solemne feast among the Jewes.
"Anglo-Saxon itself is a Germanic language, and this is the genuine origin of the term Easter. Germans likewise used the word Oster or Ostern for both Passover and our Easter. E.g. when the Reformer Martin Luther (14831546) first translated the Bible into German (1545), he used a number of German words relating to this, such as Osterfest (Passover/Easter), Osterlamm (Passover lamb). E.g. compare Luke 22:1, 7"
Its not your fault Oogah Boogah
Its the shameful decline in your education system since prayer was removed from the classroom
"The following video is far more direct in establishing the spiritual link to mans ability to learn new information, in that it shows, from government records, that the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores for students showed a steady decline, for seventeen years from the top spot or near the top spot in the world, after the removal of prayer from the public classroom by the Supreme Court, not by public decree, in 1963.
Whereas the SAT scores for private Christian schools have consistently remained at the top, or near the top, spot in the world:
The Real Reason American Education Has Slipped David Barton video
Easter comes from a pagan holiday. There is no way to mask that.
BTW, private secular schools do just a well. Even better in science and math.
Oh, and what do they teach in biology classes at most private Christian schools? EVOLUTION!
Same is true at the university level.