Somerfield gets meaning of easter *slightly* wrong

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    Killyp

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    mmmmmmm very clever:

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    This somewhat reminds me of an article Lou Dobbs wrote for cnn.com back in December. He called Christmas Christians' "holiest day of the year". :confused:
     
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    Well, if somebody makes an honest mistake and apologizes for it, they're all right with me.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot that Easter was about Jesus...
     
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    Jesus loves chocolate, and that's why Christians celebrate with chocolate.
     
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    I celebrate easter by biting the head off of the chocolate easter bunny
     
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    Is that 1 in 5 regular church-goers that would be going to church today, or 1 in 5 people, period? I'd be surprised if 1 in 5 people even go to church at all.
     
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    Jesus? He only wrote one book. Or was that God? Meh.

    I think it must mean people in general...though 1 in 5 seems far too high.
     
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    It's not like the Easter celebration has anything to do with Jesus. It was adopted by the Catholic church so they could convert people from other religions without having to make them give up their holidays.

    The roots can be traced all the way to Babylon; they had the exact same holiday, thousands of years before Jesus.

    What do chocolate eggs have to do with Jesus, after all? They were part of a celebration to a fertility goddess. Unless someone can show me that Jesus talked about eggs somewhere.
     
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    well its the convergence of the two that caused the association of the easter 'bunny' with Jesus.

    but saying that its about the 'birth' of Jesus isn't all that far wrong, i mean in all technicality its about the 're-birth' of Jesus... no?

    /shrug i'm not a Christian/Catholic anymore so i don't know
     
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    Jesus had a lot of bad luck when you think about it - born at Christmas, died at Easter...
     
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    Let us not forget, if Jesus were alive today....this is what he'd be listening to: oyTunes.
     
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    If you ask the Mormons, He wrote a sequel.

    Didn't sell particularly well, though.
     
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    Sounds like he just threw that sequel together in a couple of weeks.


    Lazy.:rolleyes:
     
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    This may be true, but Jesus was crucified on the Friday before Easter (his resurrection) which occurred in April.


    Just for clarification, he died on Good Friday which is the Friday before Easter.

    And no, I don't celebrate his ressurection with Easter eggs or the blasted Easter bunny. I would refer to that as the bastardization and commercialization of a religious holiday. Pagan rituals always make there way into Christian holidays.
     
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    I gave up on Easter when no one could explain where the bunny was getting the eggs.
     
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    Ya, he missed the 2 best days of the year, free candy and presents!
     
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    Luckily South Park has provided me with the connection between Jesus and chocolate Easter eggs...
     
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    Bart Simpson: "Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? The birth of Santa?" :D
     
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    As an aside, there are more than a few scholars that think Jesus was more likely born near Passover too. Something about the shepherds being out in the fields with their flocks at night instead of huddled in caves around Bethlehem as well as other clues.

    And while several pagan traditions have been incorporated into Easter (and other Christian holidays) over time, it's kinda unfair to say that Passover existed before Judaism or Easter before Jesus. They are both pretty distinctive religious observances even if other earlier religions do celebrate a spring holiday.
     
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    If you go into the history section of a bookstore, you won't find much on Jesus and Easter. If you go into the Children's Fiction section of a bookstore, you'll likely find tonnes of books about Easter.

    I find that kind of fitting. :p


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    Easter and Jesus... makes me think of the Robin Williams skit:

    "Here's my one question: how do you get crucifixion resurrection, and then chocolate bunnies, colored eggs? Wild stretch! Even kids are going "rabbits don't lay eggs... this is a real stretch, where are you going with this?"
     
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    the significance of the eggs, bunnies, chicks, etc. is that they are symbols of fertility, and by extension, rebirth. There's no direct connection between Jesus and eggs, and clearly there's some paganism tucked in to the holiday as it exists now, but I don't see how that in any way diminishes the religious significance for those who want to celebrate it as a religious holiday.
     
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    Good point.

    Quite true, I completely agree with you QCassidy352. :)
     
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