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  • It is indeed. Aren't they all haha.
  • The origins of Halloween were Pagan Pagan in the beginning..http://www.history.com/video.do?name=halloween..it originated from the Celtic people:) Christmas is a Christian Holiday celebrating the Birth of Jesus..and that is why during this Celebration we receive and give gifts:) Although is has become more..well kind of like Easter. We have a bunny and a ho ho ho! It's not the true meaning:)
  • Yup, at least it started as such. Most of the traditions -- Christmas trees, mistletoe, holly, etc. -- are of pagan origins. Santa Claus himself seems to be some combination of a saint (St. Nicholas) and the Celtic god Odin, and the practice of hanging of stockings is associated with the latter. With the coming of Christianity, priests tried to convert people by merging Christian and pagan holidays -- that way, people would have their pagan feasts (as much as the priests disapproved of them) but eventually come to associate it with Christianity. It worked, apparently.
  • yes christmas is the pagan holiday "yule " ... halloween is "samhain " (which means summers end in gaelic ) it is the pagan new year . easter is the pagan holiday "ostara "(the spring equinox ) etc ... almost every pagan holiday has been stolen by the christians .. discredited ,, and changed ... or .. they made up one to fall on the same date to over shadow ours . none of them are "satanic " in any way . the devil is a christian deitie , not ours . pagans holidays celebrate the times, seasons , and the wheel of the year . what every hears and sees is nothing more than a one sided cola war and smear campaigns to discredit wicca , witchcraft , and paganism. harmless nature loving , healing practices. it is sad
  • Yes but christians took it over.
  • People who spew that kind of nonsense don't know didly. Just because Halloween has some creepiness to it the holier than thou have to cop some silly attitude. I'm glad they don't celelbrate. Tell them all to stay home and take a big dose of Halloween Exlax.
  • Yes, Christmas and Easter are both pagan holidays the early Roman Catholic church made Christian to bring and satisfy pagans to come into the church and accept God and Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of the solar new year and Easter is the celebration of the goddess Eshtar the goddess of fertility. this is the reason for the bunnys, baby ducks, easter eggs etc. Passover just happens to come at the same time of year.
  • Yes it is. Saturnalia. I get the notion that they don't like Halloween because it's giving out candy to complete strangers! Can you imagine that? Giving out things to possible non-republicans? That's too much like charity!!
  • That is exactly why I don't celebrate Christmas or Easter. God was continuously punishing the Israelites for bringing Pagan practices into the worship of Him, and I see the same thing going on with Christmas and Easter.
  • Apparently. Next question.
  • What would Jesus say to those professed Christians who try to justify Christmas Easter or Halloween in spite of its false date and pagan background? He would say that he never commanded it, that his birthday was never celebrated by any of his apostles or early disciples, that it was only after the foretold apostasy that the Christmas celebration came into existence among professed Christians. This apostasy was foretold by Christ’s apostle, who said that it would result in “twisted things.” “I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among you and will not treat the flock with tenderness, and from among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things.” (Acts 20:29, 30, NW) Not until the fourth century did the Christmas celebration gain headway among professed Christians. By then the apostasy had taken place, a pagan holiday was clothed in a Christian name and the Roman Catholic Church gave the holiday its blessing—all to increase the number of nominal adherents to Christianity.
  • Pagan is a rather generic term, it's not a single culture or religion. Pagan usually means anyone that's not a part of an Abrahamic religion. Our Halloween is based mostly directly on the Celtic holiday, but given a Christian derived name. Hallowed Eve, as in the night before All Saints Day. Like most Christian holidays, Christmas and Easter were designed to replace traditional holidays in other religions, those that celebrated the winter solstice and spring equinox. One of the reasons Christianity proliferated so well is that it adapted local beliefs and altered them to fit Christian beliefs, instead of trying to completely replace them. That's why it varies so much. Compare Catholics from Mexico to West African Catholics and you'll see differences that can be traced to earlier religious beliefs.

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