14 hrs ago
Czech Easter music - from carols to cantatas
In the Czech Republic, celebrations of the moveable holiday of Easter combine Christian traditions and age-old pagan customs.
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18 hrs ago
Homemade peeps and Hallelujah!. Happy Easter everyone.
Homemade peeps and Hallelujah! by digby Your Easter traditions explained: they're mostly rebranded pagan rituals.
22 hrs ago
Did Christians Really Steal the Idea of Easter and Jesus' Resurrection From Pagans?
Did Christians steal Easter and Jesus' resurrection from pagan traditions and co-opt them as their own? This is the claim that is sometimes made by secularists in an attempt to dismiss Christianity as a myth.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Lehigh Acres Gazette
What Does the Easter Bunny Have To Do With Easter?
Easter is supposed to the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, but when someone hears Easter, they think of the Easter Bunny and eggs.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Did Christians really 'steal' Easter from the pagans?
It's that time of year again: the time when chocolate comes in pastels, cherry blossoms start to bloom and well-marketed religion exposA©s are released to the world.
Lansing State Journal
Artist's Easter eggs are Ukrainian tradition
Vera Kap creates pysanky, elaborately decorated Easter eggs using an old Ukrainian method at her home in Akron, Ohio, on April 1, 2014.
The Gaston Gazette
Recycling: Be a better person for our planet
Having the opportunity to celebrate Easter, Passover, Earth Day and the onset of spring in one week's time is truly a blessing.
The Cross of Good Friday
In the day leading up to Good Friday , crosses and crucifixes are generally covered or, in some cases, removed altogether from the worship spaces of Catholic churches including those in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
New exhibition The Soft Machine explores the relationship between body and sculpture
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is due to address the media this morning following revelations on a five-page letter of complaint sent to the Premier League The relationship between the body and sculpture are explored during a new exhibition which opens at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff today and features some rather colourful objects.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Witnesses testify, eyewitnesses confirm that Pope Francis raped, killed children
This article was based on today's exclusive interview with Kevin Annett of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State on this week's litigation in the Brussels Common Law Court of Justice.
Cliff Schrader: Easter, bunnies, eggs share importance to us Christians
On Sunday, Christians worldwide will mourn and celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the most holy of days.
Ceremonies versus rituals in shamanic work
I often notice people talking at cross purposes about spiritual practices, especially shamanism .
The Sand Trap
Promoting personal characteristics, political views, and products, among athletes in the public eye.
Homosexuality is not a religion. Homosexuality is not a choice. Homosexuality is not a multi billion dollar corrupt regime that still puts its hand out for more.
The Daily Lobo
Curandera ritual plants flourish at ABQ BioPark
Out of respect for the mythical practice of curanderismo, the BioPark has devoted an entire section of its grounds to growing the plants that have been vital to this ritual of natural healing.
The Easter message is the Resurrection not the suffering says Bishop
Though we can be swept up in the pagan traditions of Easter like easter eggs, the holiday has its foundation in the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Aradia in Tuscany
Aradia was a mythological figure who appeared in Charles Godfrey Leland's influential 19th century book Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches .
The Traprain Treasure at Whithorn
A treasure trove of silver once used as the centre piece for 5th century late Roman banquets has gone on display at the Whithorn Story.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Letter: A reminder of Easter's purpose
Many of us older folks who grew up in the Greater New Bedford area have the benefit or influence of a parochial education.
Ritual your way: an amateur's guide to witchy stuff
If anything, the Pink Moon and lunar eclipse last night were a great break in the status-update monotony that usually plagues social networks -- for a few hours, Scandal, Game of Thrones and the cockroach of all television shows, Breaking Bad , were not dominating newsfeed conversation.