Holy Week is upon us across much of the Western Hemisphere. A time when children are often taught to connect Easter’s Pagan origins with the Judeo-Christian belief in a savior god. A connection that uncomfortably tries to equate ‘a giant rabbit or ‘hare’ with a crucified Sun God. It’s a mad, ‘mad world’, especially when ‘State and religion’ would have children focusing on the ‘ritual killing’ of Jesus (the crucifixion), in one hand, and celebrating the return of a ‘giant bunny’ delivering chocolate eggs with the other. Giant bunnies, chocolate eggs, alongside the crucifixion story of course, is not found in the ‘holy book’ but nonetheless the modern world celebrates ‘Easter time’ with the same vigor as it does every other festival on the calendar. No wonder the ‘official stories and their associated festivals such as Easter, don’t make much sense when you combine narratives and take stories ‘literally’. None of it makes sense unless we venture deeper into Pagan symbolism ‘connecting’ the cycles of the Sun and the Moon’ from our ‘earthly perspective’.
Read more: The Hare, Moon Egg & the Goddess called Easter