Author’s Note: The Christianization of Easter or any pagan festival such as Birthdays is equivalent to saying that it/they can be Islamized or Judaized as well. Such concepts and apologies are without merit and represent sophistry repeated frequently enough according to fascist principles for social engineering. The facts are that with exceptions such as the non-papist Negus of Ethiopia, the Roman Catholic Hierarchy is replete with ignoble liars and always has been. Unfortunately, Protestants are step-children of concordant fabrications who simply changed their name and manner of dress, excepting Anglicans, and modern Evangelicals, as I will demonstrate in a later post, are anything but modern and more like well instructed idiot savant automatons who respond on cue across the board with the same boxed answers.
Shi’ites, as some of us know, can become heathenly-crazed with manufactured religious zeal as well [will post on this soon]. And unfortunately, as you will see below, this is not a singular phenomenon. In the 21’st Century, Catholic Archons have not only enabled the continuum of this horrid sacrilege amongst their Jesuit Dobermans but have also given tacit approbation to their primitively oriented devotees of death and sacrifice cults in the Philippines and Mexico for example. These deeply pagan and obscene behaviors are consciously fomented and are no accident of human weakness on the part of those who accept blood sacrifices symbolically or ritually as a means to obtain the divine favor of a manufactured Jesus and his mother.
The syncretic religions of Christianity and Catholicism in toto have little basis in the actual life and testimony of Prophet Isa, who returned his Ebionite disciples to the Law of Moses while they awaited Islam’s Prophet. Furthermore, descendents and disciples of those who allegedly escaped Rome’s persecution, or fled with Jeremiah [the alleged Druid Patriarch] and/or Joseph of Arimathea and Lady Magdalena, have shown little to no evidence of righteousness and the record demonstrates their devotion to icons and idols of ancient fertility cults in every region claimed by apologist for nearly every sect under Christian banners with very few iconoclastic exceptions. The Welsh Church of the Culdees once bore the closest resemblance to pure monotheism, but unfortunately, this is no longer true.
As you read through the following testimonies and assessments of the cultus, bear in mind that what is related is a sociologic function of communalism rather than religious truth, as these folks gave up on truth the moment they accepted the ancient and most assuredly pagan, Trinitarian doctrine.
It is futile also to try to distinguish what is “original” in the Bible, i.e., the authentic voices of its great prophetic and poetic geniuses from the later accretions and corruptions sometimes alleged to surround them. The editors are too much for us: they have pulverized the Bible until almost all sense of individuality has been stamped out of it.
Northrop Frye, The Great Code
Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is none more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory in itself, than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid, or produces only atheists and fanatics. As an engine of power, it serves the purposes of despotism; and as a means of wealth, the avarice of priests; but so far as respects the good of man in general, it leads to nothing here or hereafter… when the New Testament was written, I might say invented, the art of printing was not known… the book was in the hands of very few persons, and these chiefly of the Church… This gave an opportunity to the writers of the New Testament to make quotations from the Old Testament as they pleased and call them prophecies, with very little danger of being detected. Besides which, the terrors and inquisitorial fury of the Church… stood sentry over the New Testament; and time, which brings everything else to light, has served to thicken the darkness that guards it from detection.
Thomas Paine; The Age of Reason, Part III, Examination of the Prophecies
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of… Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all… It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible. Accustom a people to believe that priests and clergy can forgive sins… and you will have sins in abundance. The Christian church has set up a religion of pomp and revenue in pretended imitation of a person (Jesus) who lived a life of poverty. [As have many Muslims]
Thomas Paine, On Christianity
What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy.
President John Madison
The doctrine of the divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. President John Adams
I have studied the history of the Bible most of my life and there seems to be no doubt that the entire New Testament is a fabrication created by the Edict of Constantine, a ruthless dictator not unlike Saddam Hussein. Once one recognizes that there is not just one distortion but also thousands of distortions, how can any statement be honored?? – C. N. Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. Pres., Holos Univ. Seminary – Nov 2002
Roman Catholicism, as taught by our modern priests and inspired by the papal power at Rome is naught but the distant rumblings of an antiquated chariot of darkness, as the teachings of this Monarchial creed has naught in view but the enslavement of reason for the financial gain and benefit of the “Robed” few who claim the right to think for the masses. For thirty long years I was bound to this bewitching spirit of darkness by the chords of superstition and never dared to look above my blind superiors for wisdom, until a “something” which I will call “fate” broke the windows of my mental dungeon and permitted the light of “Spiritual Liberty” to filter through my being which awoke “reason and common sense” (fitrah) from her long sleep of lethargy. With pity for the blind hosts of Catholicism and a prayer upon my lips for their deliverance from the trenches of paganism, I dedicate this book to the world as coming from a heart which poured out its youth’s vitality upon the barren fields of superstition, and wasted its vigor in serving only the god of myths. With a feeling of brotherly love for the entire world. – BERNARD FRESENBORG; ex-Catholic Priest,
Extract from Thirty Years in Hell (1904) North-American Book House, St. Louis.
Jesuits in China
Now a word on Easter from Sir James Fazer:
The English word Easter is derived from the names “Eostre” – “Eastre” – “Astarte” or Ashtaroth (Ishtar). Astarte was introduced into the British Isles by the Druids and is just another name for Beltis or Ishtar of the Chaldeans and Babylonians. The Book of Judges records that “the children of Israel did evil …in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth… and forsook the LORD, and served not Him.” Easter is just another name for Ashteroth: “The Queen of Heaven.” Easter was not considered a “Christian” festival until the fourth century. Early Christians celebrated Passover on the 14th day of the first month and a study of the dates on which Easter is celebrated will reveal that the celebration of Easter is not observed in accordance with the prescribed time for the observance of Passover.
After much debate, the Nicaean council of 325 A.D. decreed that “Easter” should be celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox. Why was so much debate necessary if “Easter” was a tradition passed down from the Apostles? The answer is that it was not an Apostolic institution, but, an invention of man! They had to make up some rules. History records that spring festivals in honor of the pagan fertility goddesses and the events associated with them were celebrated at the same time as “Easter.” In the year 399 A.D. the Theodosian Code attempted to remove the pagan connotation from those events and banned their observance.
The pagan festival of Easter originated as the worship of the sun goddess, the Babylonian Queen of Heaven who was later worshipped under many names including Ishtar, Cybele, Idaea Mater (the Great Mother), or Astarte for whom the celebration of Easter is named. Easter is not another name for the Feast of Passover and is not celebrated at the Biblically prescribed time for Passover. This pagan festival was “Christianized” several hundred years after Christ.
Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941) The Golden Bough. 1922.
On the Myth of Apostolic Succession: Alexander Hislop on Catholicism’s Keys of St. Peter
or more accurately: “The Keys of Janus and Cybele” excerpted from his book: The Two Babylons
If there be any who imagine that there is some occult and mysterious virtue in an apostolic succession that comes through the Papacy, let them seriously consider the real character of the Pope’s own orders, and of those of his bishops and clergy. From the Pope downward, all can be shown to be radically Babylonian. The College of Cardinals, with the Pope at its head, is just the counter-part of the Pagan College of Pontiffs, with its “Pontifex Maximus,” or “Sovereign Pontiff,” which had existed in Rome from the earliest times, and which is known to have been framed on the model of the grand original Council of Pontiffs at Babylon. The Pope now pretends to supremacy in the Church as the successor of Peter, to whom it is alleged that our Lord exclusively committed the keys of the kingdom of heaven. But here is the important fact that, till the Pope was invested with the title, which for a thousand years had had attached to it the power of the keys of Janus and Cybele, no such claim to pre-eminence, or anything approaching to it, was ever publicly made on his part, on the ground of his being the possessor of the keys bestowed on Peter.
Very early, indeed, did the bishops of Rome show a proud and ambitious spirit; but, for the first three centuries, their claim for superior honour was founded simply on the dignity of their see, as being that of the imperial city, the capital of the Roman world.
When, however, the seat of empire was removed to the East, and Constantinople threatened to eclipse Rome, some new ground for maintaining the dignity of the Bishop of Rome must be sought. That new ground was found when, about 378 AD, the Pope fell heir to the keys that were the symbols of two well-known Pagan divinities at Rome. Janus bore a key, and Cybele bore a key; and these are the two keys that the Pope emblazons on his arms as the ensign of his spiritual authority… Now, when he had come, in the estimation of the Pagans, to occupy the place of the representatives of Janus and Cybele, and therefore to be entitled to bear their keys, the Pope saw that if he could only get it believed among the Christians that Peter alone had the power of the keys, and that he was Peter’s successor, then the sight of these keys would keep up the delusion, and thus, though the temporal dignity of Rome as a city should decay, his own dignity as the Bishop of Rome would be more firmly established than ever…
Few lies could be more gross; but, in course of time, it came to be widely believed; and now, as the statue of Jupiter (below right) is worshipped at Rome as the veritable image of Peter, so the keys of Janus and Cybele have for ages been devoutly believed to represent the keys of the same apostle. While nothing but judicial infatuation can account for the credulity of the Christians in regarding these keys as emblems of an exclusive power given by Christ to the Pope through Peter, it is not difficult to see how the Pagans would rally round the Pope all the more readily when they heard him found his power on the possession of Peter’s keys.”
The keys that the Pope bore were the keys of a “Peter” well known to the Pagans initiated in the Chaldean Mysteries. That Peter the apostle was ever Bishop of Rome has been proved again and again to be an errant fable. That he ever even set foot in Rome is at the best highly doubtful. His visit to that city rests on no better authority than that of a writer at the end of the second century or beginning of the third-viz., the author of the work called The Clementines, who gravely tells us that on the occasion of his visit, finding Simon Magus there, the apostle challenged him to give proof of his miraculous or magical powers, whereupon the sorcerer flew up into the air, and Peter brought him down in such haste that his leg was broken. All historians of repute have at once rejected this story of the apostolic encounter with the magician as being destitute of all contemporary evidence; but as the visit of Peter to Rome rests on the same authority, it must stand or fall along with it, or, at least, it must be admitted to be extremely doubtful. But, while this is the case with Peter the Christian, it can be shown to be by no means doubtful that before the Christian era, and downwards.
There was a “Peter” at Rome, who occupied the highest place in the Pagan priesthood: The priest who explained the Mysteries to the initiated was sometimes called by a Greek term, the Hierophant; but in primitive Chaldee, the real language of the Mysteries, his title, as pronounced without the points, was “Peter” – i.e., “the interpreter.” As the revealer of that which was hidden, nothing was more natural than that, while opening up the esoteric doctrine of the Mysteries, he should be decorated with the keys of the two divinities whose mysteries he unfolded.
Thus we may see how the keys of Janus and Cybele would come to be known as the keys of Peter, the “interpreter” of the Mysteries. Yea, we have the strongest evidence that, in countries far removed from one another, and far distant from Rome, these keys were known by initiated Pagans not merely as the “keys of Peter” but as the keys of a Peter identified with Rome… what more natural than to seek not only to reconcile Paganism and Christianity but to make it appear that the Pagan Peter-Roma with his keys, meant “Peter of Rome,” and that that “Peter of Rome” was the very apostle to whom the Lord Jesus Christ gave the “keys of the kingdom of heaven “?
Hence, from the mere jingle of words, persons and things essentially different were confounded; and Paganism and Christianity jumbled together, that the towering ambition of a wicked priest might be gratified; and so, to the blinded Christians of the apostasy, the Pope was the representative of Peter the apostle while to the lnitiated Pagans, he was only the representative of Peter, the interpreter of their well-known Mysteries. Thus was the Pope the express counterpart of ‘Janus, the double-faced’…
The reader will now be prepared to understand how it is that the Pope’s Grand Council of State which assists him in the government of the Church, comes to be called the College of Cardinals. The term Cardinal is derived from Cardo, a hinge. Janus, whose key the Pope bears, was the god of doors and hinges, and was called Patulclus and Clusius, i.e., ‘the opener and the shutter’… Now, to this Janus, as Mediator, worshipped in Asia Minor, and equally, from very early times, in Rome, belonged the government of the world; and, ‘all power in heaven, in earth, and the sea,’ according to Pagan ideas, was vested in him. In this character he was said to have ‘jus vertendi cardinis – the ‘power of turning the hinge – of opening the doors of heaven, or of opening or shutting the gates of peace or war upon earth. The Pope, therefore, when he set up as the High-priest of Janus, assumed also the ‘jus vertendi cardinis,’ the ‘power of turning the hinge,’ of opening and shutting in the blasphemous Pagan sense”
An abbreviated list of pagan saviours or Jesus Christs (there are more), all crucified or sacrificed, risen from the dead, descended to hell and ascended to heaven:
Osirus, Egypt 3000 BC
Atys, Phrygia 1700 BC
Dionysius, Greece 1100 BC
Hesus, (Druid) 834 BC
Indra, Tibet 725 BC
Iao, Nepal 622 BC
Quetzalcoat, Mexico 587 BC
Prometheus, Greece 547 BC
Bel, Babylon 1750 BC
Tammuz, Syria 1160 BC
Krishna, India 1000 BC
Quirinius, Rome 753 BC
Bali, Asia 725 BC
Alcestis, Pherae 600 BC
Wittoba, Travancore 552 BC
Mithra, Persia 400BC