We hear this evangelical rant every Christmas and Easter. But here are two articles, with short excerpts, debunking these myths.
McRoy’s thesis is that Easter, name and celebration, was not pagan in origin. The assertion of pagan origin of the name is largely based on the English and German names for the celebration.
Unintelligible babbling known as “speaking in tongues” in the modern Pentecostal movement is widely practiced in cults and even in non-Christian and pagan religions. But this practice is not only a recent phenomenon, but was common in pagan worship long before Christ came.