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Are resurrection eggs considered pagan since they mix the resurrection of Christ with the Easter bunny?

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This blog is too funny. There's no such thing as an egg resurrecting from the dead.
---Eloy on 12/13/09

If any holiday that practices pagan rituals, even if it is easter and the resurrection put together, then it is pagan-based.

I suggest that instead of using the pagan rituals, just worship christ for whatever happened on that particular day.
(Easter=resurrection, Christmas=virgin birht, Halloween=reconizing the saints of Jesus)
---JoelV. on 12/9/09

I have been doing lots of research on where the name Easter derived from and the bunny and the eggs. Bottom line brothers and sisters in Christ, this whole idea of those things are pagan and not biblical. No matter how anyone wants to justify why they think it's okay, it's not. I am not saying that you can not eat eggs and eat chocolate on "Easter Sunday" as many of you are calling it. I am saying that Easter has nothing to do with the Resurrection and Passover. As believers in Jesus Christ, we are called to be TRANSFORMED and not CONFORMED to this world.
---meesa on 12/2/09

I am a Sunday School teacher at our church and I teach the young children and I purchased my own Resurrection Eggs because I belive that it is a wonderful and creative way of showing the children the true meaning of Resurrection Sunday (Easter). It is a very unique creation.
---talisha on 4/1/08

Yes, Robyn. The kids see through the lies straight away (most pastors go along with official government stories of 911 and everything else). So it becomes necessary to bribe them.

Jesus's sacrifice of his body on the cross was not enough to attract them. Let us all spend the money that should be used for the poor, on chocolates for our spoilt kids, it helps Cadbury's and Hersey's.
---frances008 on 3/24/08

I think it is great for the kids. A great incentive for them to want to continue in the church,also. Something should be given to the adults, as well. My church had fruit,cake,meatballs and other small treats for the adults.I carried an easter basket with dyed eggs and goodies for the kids or adults. I do this every year. I love Easter.
---Robyn on 3/24/08

Easter day at church. After mass the children are invited to go into the church garden and find chocolate eggs. A little boy of one and a half is with his mother who takes his hand and gentle bends a bush over to reveal a nest of two or three eggs. Immediately two or three twelve year old boys come running over and grab them before the little boy has figured out what has happened. Sure does not seem very godly to me. I witnessed this.
---frances008 on 3/23/08

What saddens me is not the debate over eggs but the unabashed way the "believers" are responding to one another. God tells us that they will know we love God by our love towards one another. The world doesn't care what we do (egg hunts or not) because we aren't affecting them.(unfortunately) If you are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, rejoice and share That with someone. To Robyn, it seemed as if you were cursing. Maybe that wasn't the spirit you meant?.
---Melanie on 3/23/08

Eggs are used to symbolize "New Life," as in our new life given to us when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. I recently read someone say that eggs represent fertility and shouldn't be used for Easter. While an egg can be a sign of fertility, it is simply not the case when used for Easter. I've also heard that the shape of the egg is symbolic of the stone in front of the empty tomb, again symbolizing "New Life."
---Kyndal on 3/21/08

The truth of the matter is - dates chosen for holidays such as Easter and Christmas often have little to do with the actual events being celebrated. Some scholars believe that Jesus was actually born in March, but we use Dec. 25 to celebrate it. I believe it's how we use these opportunities to share Christ that really matters, and having a personal relationship with Him! Attending church regularly is usually a reflection of what's inside our hearts. God sees the heart and knows our motives (Luke 16:15).
---Marla on 3/19/08

Back to the Eggs though.. despite the fact that eggs have nothing to do with salvation, I was very excited to learn about this idea for teaching kids about the REAL meaning of Easter. I am a public school teacher and I am planning to bring this to my classroom tomorrow! I feel this time of year is a rare occasion to share Jesus and gives me the open access to discuss it!!
---Marla on 3/19/08

GOOD FOR YOU ROBYN::Spoken like a true straightforward God fearing woman This really is the TRUE MEANING NEW Birth reborn. You born again claimants dont know the truth when it is put in your face or Plate to be more politically correct.HE IS TRULY RISEN.ALLEULUIA!
---Emcee on 3/18/08

For the love of Christ where do these type questions come from? Easter bunnies,eggs candies and all of these things are man-made traditions that people have passed down through the years. Pagan or not. Some of them are fun and the kids especially,like them. So do some adults.Easter bunnies,eggs and so on represent new life. This is what Jesus did on Easter or Resurrection. He gave us new life. I praise and worship My Savior on Easter. This is the true meaning for me. I also dye eggs and eat candy etc....
---Robyn on 3/18/08

I have used the Resurrection Eggs for two years. The children really seem to enjoy it. I print out clip art pictures and put them into the egg and then reference the verses bak to each picture. Most of the time the children can tell you the reference, just not the verse so it helps to have a list with all the verses handy. I do not consider it any more pagan than Santa Claus. In our home the Easter Bunny carries gifts to all who believe in Christ as a way to celebrate HIS Resurrection.
---Trevelyn on 3/18/08

I believe that there are customs to every culture and every time period.
I also believe that we can take things and use them for the glory of God.
The celebration of Easter in our time and culture is one of those things.

We can choose to celebrate Easter in a way that does not reflect the risen Lord, ignore the celebration altogether, OR
We can USE the opportunity to TEACH our CHILDREN and OTHERS about the sacrifice that HE made.
---Diana_Karlsrud on 3/17/08

resurrection eggs not Biblical. People do not pray over dead eggs and then they are resurrected. Stay with the straight gospel, Communion or Passover with unleavened bread, and the Resurrection Day is about Jesus' sacrifice for us, and eggs are not Biblically a part of this holy celebration.
---Eloy on 4/2/07

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We are not to worship God the way the pagans do. Deuteronomy 12:29-32 sums it up perfectly.
---Jason on 4/2/07

"When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.' You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods ...
---Jason on 4/2/07

Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it"
---Jason on 4/2/07

I am amazed at how many people are upset over Easter eggs! I go to church each week, (twice a week during Lent), teach Sunday School, and TRY to be a good Christian. I don't believe that Jesus will forsake me and my family because we celebrate Easter with colored eggs and chocolate! His LOVE for us is unwavering and everlasting. He died for me. He will always love me!
---Mar on 3/25/07

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Hi; just my 2 cents worth here: I think we oftentimes in the church make mountains out of molehills--it's called legalism. I may be wrong, but I don't think God is stressing out whether or not we use an egg to convey the Gospel! :) He can use a donkey or anything else to reach a person's heart--even an egg--now I must make a sandwich :D
---Mary on 3/24/07

Because I once knew alot of these people in Christ. It is my job to be concerned about people's warfare (soul). How about you? And besides the only time I see some of the former christians in on Easter or Christmas. Just keep watching the churches, come Easter morning the churches will be packed. Come Wednesday evening, most of them aren't around.
---Rebecca_D on 3/20/07

Rebecca, I find it ridiculous for someone to say that she saw people already buying nice clothes for Easter. How do you know they are for Easter and not something else?

I suspect you made up your story to rationalize your argument.
---Caring on 3/20/07

Rebecca said: "I can look around and some people haven't been in church since last Christmas or last Easter."

Excuse me for asking but what's your job? Are you a spy or something? Is your hobby to mind others' people's business?
---Caring on 3/20/07

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There is nothing wrong with dressing up for special days. I can look around and some people haven't been in church since last Christmas or last Easter. And they think if they go on those special days, they are alright in God's eyes. I judge righteously on those who use God as a crutch.
---Rebecca_D on 3/20/07

If people go to church to be seen, they'd go every Sunday. How do you know the reason why they go on Easter? My wife and I too dress nicer than usual on Easter, Christmas - what's wrong with that?

We also dress formal when we attend a friend's wedding. Isn't it normal to dress nicely on special occasions?

Don't be judgemental.
---Caring on 3/20/07

Caring: I can look around now and watch people "getting ready" for Easter Sunday. Picking out clothes and helping out if they have an Easter Sunrise (breakfast). It is good that they go to church on that day. But most of them just "show up", they don't care about the word being preached. They just go to be seen. It would be nice if they went on regular church nights. But they don't, their not saved so they don't have a desire to go to church.
---Rebecca_D on 3/19/07

Rebecca, I didn't back up your statement. I don't have control on who goes to church and when, but I see more positive than negative in people flocking more to church on special occasion although it would be nice if they go daily.
---Caring on 3/19/07

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Caring: you said the church is overflowing on special days, like Easter and Christmas. You just backed up my statement without realizing it. I'd rather them be in church then dipping into sin. But, some people go just to be seen in church. but once they leave the church, alot of them go back to their hellish lifestyle.
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/07

I agree that all church doors should be opened to all. And if God convicts their heart and they turn their life around, then glory to God. Some of those people stay in Christ, but some fall back into sin. All I was saying is that some people go to church on Easter Sunday is their good deed for God. Some I know act holy Easter weekend, but monday morning, they don't live nor talk so holy. That is what burns my butt.
---Rebecca_D on 3/17/07

I agree with Mary ... the one time they come to church may be the one time they are caught by Jesus.
It may be when they come to a friend's baptism, to their annual veterans' service, to an Easter service, or carol service, or to a funeral.
They should be welcomed, and we should pray that we can witness to them.
---alan_of_UK on 3/17/07

Rebecca, I live in Europe. Where I live, RCC churches are full everyday, packed on Sundays and overflowing on special days like Christmas, Easter, etc.

I prefer to see some people who don't go often to church to attend around Easter than nothing at all. As Mary said, something good might happen.
---Caring on 3/17/07

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Hi Rebecca; to a point I agree with you--it does seem silly when people come to church only twice a year--but I wonder how many people have been saved on Christmas or Easter that wouldn't have gone to church any other time? Probably many--and even one soul would be worth it to Jesus Christ. God bless you sister. :)
---Mary on 3/17/07

Caring: I don't know where you are from, but some people (backsliders), they are the ones as well as sinners getting ready for "church" on Easter Sunday. I'm not talking about buying candy. What I am saying is some people are going to church on Easter Sunday that have not been in church since Christmas or last Easter. Condemning? no, I am judging righteously. I'm not talking about the RCC, I'm talking about people in general that never show up for church except twice a year.
---Rebecca_D on 3/16/07

So, instead of celebrating Easter, why not celebrate feast(s) that G-d gives us in his Word, the Feast of Passover & Feast of First Fruits, for Yeshua (Jesus) is our First Fruit. Yeshua celebrated passover, then became our passover lamb, was crucified on Passover, buried on the Feast of Unlevened Bread and Rose up on the Feast of First Fruits. How much better to celebrate the Biblical Feasts and Resurrecton of Messiah on Feast of First Fruits then celebrate such a wonderful blessing with pagan symbols.
---Phyllis on 3/16/07

The RCC wants us to go to worship in Church often. Unfortunately, some people get careless so the Church urges them to attend the functions of the most Holy Week of the Year - that of His Death and Resurrection.

Also, the Holy Week is truly HOLY in our Church and more people attend for the solemn celebrations.

If you want to talk, talk prudently and don't denigrate or condemn.
---Caring on 3/16/07

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And they believe as long as they go to church 1 or 2 tmes a year they are fine in God's eyes. Easter is 3 weeks away, many will start the 1st of April to shop. Rebecca_D

They don't believe that but the RCC urges them to AT LEAST attend Church during the Holy Week.

I don't see connection between going out to buy things and the Holy Week. I buy Easter Eggs for my wife and nephews but that is not part of the Church functions. Same, like on Christmas we cook turkey and eat more sweet things.
---Caring on 3/16/07

That's it, there Catholic eggs! I'm not eating them now. jk
---Phill on 3/16/07

God always encouraged and wanted "cermonial functions" - we find it also in the OT.

Contrary to what many of you want to believe, the RCC celebrates and commemorates the Birth, Death and Resurrection of Christ.

The ceremonies conducted are to make us aware and to contemplate on what happened 2000 years ago. And you condemn them and perhaps you do that because you're not strong enough to gather enough people to celebrate like the RCC does.
---Caring on 3/16/07

Caring: This is no lie. Just watch, when it gets close to Easter, people that very seldom go, will be there. And they believe as long as they go to church 1 or 2 tmes a year they are fine in God's eyes. Easter is 3 weeks away, many will start the 1st of April to shop. I kid you not.
---Rebecca_D on 3/16/07

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Caring, does this mean because everyone smokes that we should smoke as well? Please stop thinking that way. God wants you to go to Him for answers, not everyone else. Please step out and be all that He wants and get rid of traditions.
---faye4464 on 3/16/07

People from all races go out and buy their Easter and Christmas outfit and be righteous for 2-4 hours - Rebecca.

Another big fat vicious lie, Rebecca. added to the many already uttered ones on here.
---Caring on 3/15/07

I know one thing, there are two days a year where the churches are packed. Easter and Christmas. People from all races go out and buy their Easter and Christmas outfit and be righteous for 2-4 hours, depending on the church services. The rest of the time who knows where they are, but their not in church. Why do they do this? If they don't go all the time (if able) then stay home. Has anyone else noticed this?
---Rebecca_D on 3/15/07

On birthdays and anniversaries most of us buy or make a cake for the occasion. We don't celebrate the cake but we celebrate the occasion adorning it with the cake and confetti or whatever.

We don't get Easter Eggs in church so any association of eaggs to RCC is another attempt to denigrate the RCC.
---Caring on 3/15/07

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Me no care where chocolate eggs originate from because I love chocolate and I let my wife know that and she buys me one for Easter.

BUT we also attend the solemn ceremonies that our church conducts during the Holy Week. Our ceremonies are meaningful and lead us to contemplate on the glorious day when Christ rose himself from death.
---Caring on 3/15/07

Please consider verse 4 of Exodus 20, "You shall not make yourself any graven image(an image to worship) OR any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." Is not a bunny a living thing? And if you think about it an egg is also a living thing. I'm inclined to agree with the Amish and the Mennonites in this area. I'm ridding my life of any object and any image of any living thing.
---faye4464 on 3/14/07

This is why pretty much all Christian holidays are situated near Pagan ones. Christmas and Yule (another name for the Winter Solstice btw,) Ostara and Easter, Mabon and Thanksgiving, Samhain and Halloween, etc.
---Shadoe on 3/14/07

Easter is Christian. The symbols however come from the Pagan holiday Ostara which is the first day of spring. Rabbits, eggs, chicks, lambs, etc. are symbols of fertility hence their association with spring when animal babies are born. In the old days, when Christians were gaining footholds in the world, they would put a lot of their holidays close to the Pagan ones in a way of saying "well when youre done with your celebrations come join ours."
---Shadoe on 3/14/07

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I forgot to point out that in most European languages, the name for the feast of Christ's Resurrection is Pascha or something similar, from the Hebrew Pesach or Passover.
---Jack on 3/14/07

I like the eggs. I call them artistic colored eggs, plus you can eat em. I see nothing wrong with the eggs at Easter. I know it's kind of a silly tradition, but no harm done. I know of no one that eats as many eggs that I do and my colesterol is normal. Go figure. I am the egg man. I won't say the rest.
---John on 3/14/07

How about chocolate eggs and easter bunny's. I like them and I eat them. he he
---Cookie_M on 3/14/07

I think you can participate, in your churches activities, since really we dont know exactly when Jesus rose from the dead, so we just celebrate it on that day, we dont celebrate baal, we celebrate jesus' rising on that day...
Rev that was some sweet info thanx for expanding my knowledge
---mark on 3/14/07

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Lynda, I believe it is.
---faye4464 on 3/14/07

Easter is worldly and Pagan.
"Ressurection Sunday" is Proper.
He is risen!
---Lloyd on 3/14/07

Part 1

I have gotten may case jumped every year this question come up when I called Easter a pegan holiday. But here goes:

Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg."

Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive
---Rev_Herb on 3/14/07

Part 2

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made.

It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs.
---Rev_Herb on 3/14/07

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Part 3

These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the "Rising Sun" and his house is the "House of the Rising Sun."

How many churches have "sunrise services" on Ishtar's day and face the rising sun in the East?

How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon.
---Rev_Herb on 3/14/07

Part 4

In order to give credit due where it is due, there were just a few of the statement I found on the computer.

These are the last days, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate.

David J. Meyer
---Rev_Herb on 3/14/07

Yes, it stems from Pagan worship, but it is a symbol used in some religions, not exactly following the Holy Bible which is the Only true Book.
---Junia on 3/14/07

So are you saying that because the word eggs is used instead of Easter, that Christians are not trying to affiliate it with Easter in some way? If that is the case, then why don't we call them Resurrection Tombs.
---Lynda on 3/14/07

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It's the word "Easter" that's pagan, as it's just a variant spelling of "Astarte", not the eggs.
---Jack on 3/13/07

yes it is still considered paganisim no matter how you try to "spiff"up EASTER.
Jesus died on passover celebration not an adopted "Easter" roted in paganisim, we need to becareful what we celebrate,for not all are God honored.
---candice on 3/13/07

Mary sightings and the same as Easter Bunny sightings.
---sam on 3/13/07

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