Ok where doe she say that? All I see is this.
It does no good to read the Bible and visit Bible classes if you want to know the true mythical history of Jesus and how legend building promoted him to a God.
Nearly all of the important things in the bible were taken from other gods much older than the Bible – Crucifixion, The ark of the covenant, The great flood, miracles, baptism, final judgment, virgin birth, circumcision, Easter, Christmas and many many more,.
Where do we get the idea that he’s talking about a Jesus story which isn’t in the Bible?
He identifies “Christmas” as one of the “important things in the Bible”. In what way is this “bad writing”? What do you think he means by “Christmas”, if you think he doesn’t mean the festival on December 25? Why does he mention the December 25 date in his list of pagan parallels, if he doesn’t think it’s part of the Christmas story in the Bible?
He doesn’t say he doesn’t know where the idea came from, he says it originated with Herodotus and that Exodus was being written about the same time, and drew on the same sources as Herodotus.
But ok, let’s look at this one.
And this is also the story that the Bible tells. Hebrew people labored in their droves to build the spectacular pyramids.
What do you think that is saying?
Well there’s always the one where the book of Exodus says the Hebrews crossed a “several miles deep” Red Sea, from Sudan to Saudi Arabia.
Yes, the JWs are very strange, and they have lots of weird ideas about Christmas.
That idea certainly is cited by skeptics and atheists, but it’s totally untrue.
Yes he did, and yes it was Easter. Sadly there’s no evidence for what he wrote. He appears to have invented the story as a false etymology. Among the Christians, ‘Easter’ was originally named ‘Pascha’, since it was a Jewish festival. The term ‘Easter’ was in fact derived from Ēosturmōnaþ (Anglo-Saxon), the name of the month in which the Pascha festival was held (April), and later Christians named the festival ‘Easter’ in recognition of the name of the month in which it was held, not in recognition of some goddess called Ēostre.
The only historical source citing the existence of a Germanic goddess called Ēostre is Bede himself. That hasn’t stopped modern neo-pagans inventing an entire backstory for her.
It probably did happen in some cases, but the extraordinary fact is that we have so little evidence for it happening at all. We certainly have strong evidence that it never happened in the case of Christmas and Easter.