Once again, Easter season is upon us! "Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping down the Bunny trail... TRIPPIN' OUT ON CRACK!" But is GOD behind it? DEFINITELY NOT! LET'S LOOK AT SOME COMPONENTS OF THE EASTER SEASON. Ash Wednesday-It has PAGAN roots, coming from a Roman rite which they obtained from Vedic India. Ashes were said to be a symbol of the purifying blood of the god Shiva, which washed away sins. Mardi Gras is the day of excesses before the austerity of Ash Wednesday & Lent. In fact, the whole Lent/Ash Wednesday/Mardi Gras/ Maundy Thursday/Easter thingie is assembled from various PAGAN sources, interspersed with Biblical truths to attempt to make it appear authentic to gullible Christians. Lent comes from the ancient rite of the springtime revival of Tammuz. Maundy Thursday comes from a Celtic spring rite of 3 days' duration. It was mixed into Anglo-Saxon rites after they invaded the Celtic lands & were in turn invaded by the Vikings who gave Thursday the name we use (Thor's day) & later added to the Lent observance. Easter itself- In the 300s AD, Constantine's missionaries to the Germans worked the story of Jesus' resurrection into the Germans' spring rite of Ostern, dedicated to their goddess Ostara & the arrival of spring, to create Easter. The Germans' rite included an egg-laying bunny, hot-cross buns, new bonnets for the women, new clother for the men, & treats for the kiddies.The Roman Catholic Church put the whole pagan mess of various rites & observances together to form this "season". Thus, the whole RCC version of Easter season is one big blort of pagan rites from various sources that have been brought together into one "season", with Biblical material worked in to make it seem legitimate. Take away the Biblical truths & it's all phony, pagan, & false, assembled from Indian, Roman, Babylonian, Celtic, & Teutonic/Germanic paganism. It follows the pattern & PAGAN SOURCES of many other RCC rites, ceremonies, customs, & observances, from all sortsa sources except GOD'S WORD. Nothing wrong with observing, celebrating & praising CHRIST'S RESURRECTION, of course, but all the other jive should be avoided!