Matthew Valk has allowed me to share his essay on this delicate subject. He was more focused on the connection between the Easter Bunny and Catholicism than on other issues regular readers might be looking for, but this is surely an interesting bit of history! -Shirlee
Chocolate bunnies and colored eggs. Satan’s Communion, every Easter Sunday! Will you and your children be participating in demonic rituals celebrating Molech and Baal, or will you turn your eyes to God this year?
Easter. For many, it conjures images of a basket-toting rabbit bearing chocolate bunnies. The White House hosts an Easter Egg hunt, as do many churches. What’s wrong with that? It’s a celebration of spring, and fertility, and . . . Yes, fertility. I’ll bet you didn’t know Jesus was a fertility god, did you?
What’s that you say? He’s not?
Then why are you worshiping rabbits — an unclean animal, consumption of which is abomination to God — and hunting for colored eggs on the celebration of His Resurrection?
Catholics, that’s why!
Yes, Catholics. The inheritors of the Babylonian religion, who have perverted every aspect of Christianity with the ways of Nimrod and Semiramis (Ishtar)!
Satan has found a very clever way of perverting Christianity . . . He used the Catholic cult to inject his own rituals — those directed at any number of false gods, and even a false Savior — into Christian worship! Think about it . . . Whenever you idolize the Easter bunny, or trade eggs, or even fast at Lent, you are worshipping Satan!
An Abbreviated History of Easter:
In the early days of Christianity, Christians observed the Passover. In fact, there is no reference to an annual celebration of Jesus’ resurrection in the Bible, but instead the continuing celebration of Passover! So where did Easter come from? And when?
Well, until the third century A.D., Passover was celebrated. As the Church became dominated by Gentiles, they desired not to celebrate with the Jews. So, the designation of a particular single-day holiday became more important. In the early fourth century (First Council of Nicea, in 325 A.D.), it was more firmly established that a single-Sunday celebration would be held, dismissing the Passover commanded in the Bible entirely!
Indeed, the Catholic cult took one of many steps on its path of putting the traditions of men above the commandments of God. How many Christian churches do you see celebrating Passover? Not yours, eh? Yet the Bible commands it!
It’s not hard to see that, once this step was taken, Catholics rapidly slid down a slippery slope toward worship of fertility goddesses and false messiahs!
A Tale of Two Wascally Wabbits
There are two sets of stories surrounding the origin of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs. Neither has anything to do with the Resurrection of Jesus, and each stems from hatred of God and the worship of false goddesses!
The more commonly-believed version, distributed by neo-pagans everywhere, The Second (or Later) Wabbit:
It is believed that the Anglo-Saxon people worshipped a fertility goddess named Eostre or Ostara. This goddess had as her symbol the rabbit (after all, they reproduce like rabbits . . . appropriate symbol for a fertility goddess!) and the egg (new life, birds come from eggs). Does the name sound familiar? Like Easter? And also like Estrogen?
The etymology of the name is traced to Bede the Venerable, a Catholic historian.
The English and German names, “Easter” and “Ostern,” are not etymologically derived from Pesach [Passover] and according to the 8th century Christian monk and historian Bede are instead related to ancient name for the Anglo Saxon goddess, Eostre, who was celebrated during Eosturmonath, equivalent to April/Aprilis. Bede wrote in Latin:
“Eosturmonath, qui nunc paschalis mensis interpretatur, quondam a dea illorum quae Eostre vocabatur et cui in illo festa celebrabant nomen habuit.”
Translated: “Eosturmonath, which is now interpreted as the paschal month, was formerly named after the goddess Eostre, and has given its name to the festival.”
When the Catholics (under the Holy Roman Empire) began conquering assorted northern peoples and converting them to their already-polluted mutilation of Christianity, they decided that encouraging the heathens to join up and buy in to their cult was more important than teaching Christ’s Truth. So, Pope Gregory I suggested to missionaries that they allow the heathens to retain and incorporate their traditions!
English historian Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (“Ecclesiastic History of the English People”) contains a letter from Pope Gregory I to Saint Mellitus, who was then on his way to England to conduct missionary work among the pagan Anglo-Saxons. Pope Gregory suggested that converting heathens would go easier if they were allowed to retain the outward forms of their traditional pagan practices and traditions, while recasting those traditions spiritually towards the Christian God instead of to their pagan “devils”:
. . . to the end that, whilst some gratifications are outwardly permitted them, they may the more easily consent to the inward consolations of the grace of God.
The full text of the letter can be found here. Note: This same reference was removed from WikiPedia’s article on Easter within the last 24 hours (when this article was written, in 2009); following this vandalism (presumably by Satanic Bunnyists or Catholics), WikiPedia has frozen edits to the article until April 12 (2009 – MD).
The message of Gregory? Gain their obedience to the Catholic Cult, regardless of how watered-down or damaged the message of Jesus becomes in the process! Let the traditions of men take precedence over the commandments of God!
What has God to say about that idea?
As Jesus, He spoke to the Pharisees, but it seems also to the Catholic Cult:
Matthew 15: 7-9
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Gregory I was Pope from 590 til his death in 604. As you recall from above (First Council of Nicea, 325), he was following long-standing Catholic Cult tradition of incorporating pagan “traditions of men” and ignoring the commandments of God whenver it was expedient.
The First (or Earlier) Wabbit:
The other, less-followed origin of The Bunny of Satan can be found in the Babylonian religion founded by Nimrod and his wife, Semiramis (also called Ishtar). The similarity of the names (Easter and Ishtar) is largely considered a false etymology, so we won’t concern ourselves with that. What matters more is the entire basis of the celebration!
Nimrod? Isn’t that just a name we call silly people?
It’s also the name of a man of great evil. He is mentioned in the book of Genesis:
Nimrod, son of Cush, son of Ham, son of Noah.
Genesis 10: 8-10
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Now, we all know the story of the Tower of Babel. Most of us also know that Babel is another name for Babylon, center of the ancient Babylonian Mysteries, a vile cult which despised God.
In fact, Nimrod was revered as a demigod; following his death, Semiramis deified him as a Sun-God known as Baal. He was also known as Molech. Familiar names?
Molech’s cult demanded human sacrifices. In fact, Molech was so offensive to God, that He commanded the stoning of ANY followers of the Molech cult, whether they were Israelite or no!
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Semiramis had a son out of wedlock, and claimed that he (Tammuz) was born of divine intervention, the rebirth of Nimrod! She claimed him to be the Messiah promised by God! Semiramis then set herself up to be worshipped as the Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Goddess of Fertility.
Sounding familiar yet? On two levels, even. First, the Wabbit:
The rabbit is well known as a sexual symbol of fertility. In various parts of the world, religions which developed from Babel also associate the rabbit with periodicity, both human and lunar (Egypt, China, etc.). As you may remember, the Mother Goddess Semiramis (Easter) is associated with the Moon. In other words, the Easter bunny symbolizes the Mother Goddess. Annual Spring time fertility rituals are associated worship of the Mother Goddess and Tammuz, the reincarnation of her husband Nimrod.
Let us not forget the eggs:
. . . [F]rom Egyptian Belief and Modern Thought, James Bonwick, pp. 211-212: “Eggs were hung up in the Egyptian temples. Bunsen calls attention to the mundane egg, the emblem of generative life, proceeding from the mouth of the great god of Egypt. The mystic egg of Babylon, hatching the Venus Ishtar [Semiramis], fell from heaven to the Euphrates. Dyed eggs were sacred Easter offerings in Egypt, as they are still in China and Europe. Easter, or spring, was the season of birth, terrestrial and celestial.”
The idea of a mystic egg spread from Babylon to many parts of the world. In Rome, the egg was part of the sacred ceremonies of the Mysteries of Bacchus. The Druids used the egg as their sacred emblem. In Northern Europe, China and Japan the eggs were colored for their sacred festivals.
The egg was also a symbol of fertility; Semiramis (Easter) was the goddess of fertility. The Easter egg is a symbol of the pagan Mother Goddess, and it even bears one of her names.
What of the “Queen of Heaven”? That title has fallen to a new mistress, revered by the Catholic Cult. We’ll discuss that another time.
For now: What are you doing to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection? Are you celebrating Passover, as God commanded in the Bible? Or are you taking your children to Satan’s Easter Egg hunt at your “church”? Easter is not one of the Biblically-commanded holy days!
Will your kids be chomping on chocolate eggs and rabbits tomorrow, taking the Devil’s Communion?