Easter = Bullshit

In reference to: This Telegraph Article where the Christians are accusing people of erasing Easter…

We all know, Easter is bullshit, cultural appropriation and rape in the name of Christian religions. The cultural rape, pain, and appropriation driven as a whole by the historic advances of insidious religions, yet they have the bold faced cheek to claim discrimination and minimisation of their pillaged appropriations, the results of cultural rape which they themselves have conducted in the past… Don’t live in a glass house and throw bricks, you hypocritical bastard-scum-vermin!

The history of the Easter festival in the UK has deep roots that intertwine with both pagan traditions and the Christian celebration that became predominant in later centuries. Understanding this history requires delving into the pre-Christian era, when the changing of seasons and natural cycles played a central role in the lives of the people inhabiting the British Isles.

Pre-Christian Roots
Before the spread of Christianity, the people of the British Isles celebrated a variety of festivals that marked key points in the agricultural and lunar calendars. One of the primary celebrations was linked to the vernal equinox, a time of rebirth and renewal when daylight begins to exceed the length of the night. This period was crucial for agrarian societies, symbolizing the end of winter, the rebirth of the earth, and the beginning of a new growing season.

The festival most closely related to what we now know as Easter was Eostre, named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of dawn and spring, Eostre or Ostara. The symbols associated with Eostre, such as eggs and hares or rabbits, represented fertility and new life, themes that are still recognizably part of the modern Easter celebration. The egg, in particular, has long been a symbol of new life and rebirth, while the hare was associated with fertility and the rejuvenation of the land.

Roman Influence and the Introduction of Christianity
The arrival of the Romans in the British Isles in 43 AD began a process of cultural and religious integration that included the introduction of Christian beliefs. However, it wasn’t until the Roman Empire itself converted to Christianity and missionaries began to actively spread the Christian faith across the British Isles that these beliefs started to take root among the broader population.

Syncretism and the Christianization of Pagan Festivals
As Christianity spread, it encountered and often merged with existing pagan traditions. Early Christian missionaries found it pragmatic to incorporate pagan customs and festivals into the Christian calendar, repurposing them with Christian significance. This process, known as syncretism, was evident in the celebration of Easter.

The Christian Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, a story with powerful themes of sacrifice, rebirth, and renewal that resonated with the pre-Christian themes of springtime rejuvenation. The name “Easter,” some scholars suggest, may even derive from “Eostre,” indicating a direct linguistic link between the Christian holiday and its pagan predecessors.

Easter in the UK: A Blending of Traditions
In the UK, the Christian Easter eventually became the dominant springtime celebration, but it retained many of its pre-Christian elements. The Easter bunny and Easter eggs, for example, have their roots in the pagan symbols associated with Eostre. These elements have persisted and are celebrated in both religious and secular contexts, demonstrating the enduring legacy of the festival’s pagan origins.

By integrating aspects of the vernal equinox and the worship of Eostre into the celebration of Easter, early Christians in the British Isles created a festival (via cultural appropriation and rape) that bridged (read: stabbed, slashed, burned, and pillaged) their new faith with the older, earth-centered beliefs of their ancestors (read: the people they conquered). This blending of traditions ensured the survival of ancient customs within the fabric of Christian observance, much to their annoyance, making Easter a unique fusion of the pagan and the Christian.

You still haven’t eradicated others, give up, and stop crying rape, you fucking ass-hats!