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  •  Christianity coopted the dates (0+ / 0-)

    ..and some of the folk customs of several Pagan holidays. Christmas is a prime example. Easter isn't. It has been celebrated on a date related to Passover (though no longer calculated in the same way) since long before the early English started to be converted to Christianity.

    Cogito, ergo Democrata.

    by Ahianne on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:30:43 AM PDT

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    •  When Christians... (0+ / 0-)

      ...stop calling Easter "Easter" then I might accept that argument. Until then, Christians are still participating in paganism while trying to pretend it's different. Resurrection is nothing but fertility in a button-up shirt.

      •  English speaking Christians call it Easter. (1+ / 0-)
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        Most of the world's Christians don't speak English. Your argument is premised on a trivial happenstance of the evolution of one of the world's languages, and you think it applies to all of Christianity?

        Cogito, ergo Democrata.

        by Ahianne on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:38:17 PM PDT

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        •  Valid point about the name. (0+ / 0-)

          But that doesn't invalidate the Christian church's successful attempts at using asspulled holidays held in proximity to pagan holidays in order to eliminate paganism (you cannot deny the Christian church actively sought to destroy pagan religions) by drawing pagans into the Christian church.

          Christianity won; it dominates the entire world, and yet that's still not enough for most Christians.

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