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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by steve knight, Mar 27, 2016.
its something for sure.
I always thought Easter was when the bunny rabbit fertilized a chicken egg with tulip pollen. :crazy:
As everyone knows, the holiday represents Christ's rising from the grave, assimilating pagan fertility symbols such as eggs and rabidly breeding tasty creatures such as bunny rabbits... Or so claimed...
well except trump.
It was my understanding as a Jew that that Jesus was rose from the dead and became the Easter Bunny. Or was the Easter Bunny the one who lead the reserected Jesus out of the tomb, leading him down a rabbit hole to Wonderland where he found a potion that made him big and strong to move the giant rock. I forget how this worked.
I will never understand Christian holidays... They take a significant religious event and turn it into some completely different story. Easter-Easter Bunny. Christmas-Santa. (Saint) Valentine's Day-Cupid.
From the history channel:
You won’t find them in the Bible, but many cherished Easter traditions have been around for centuries. The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter bunny reportedly was introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg-laying hare. The decoration of eggs is believed to date back to at least the 13th century, while the rite of the Easter parade has even older roots. Other traditions, such as the consumption of Easter candy, are among the modern additions to the celebration of this early springtime holiday.
Not quite. Christians don't do anything of the sort. Over time some cultures, mostly European, have traditions that have crept into the mainstream and happen to overlap with Christian Holidays.
Many of them stem from the German tradition eostre, which is a pagan festival and dates back well before 13th C I think.
It's a festival of fertility
Of course I know about Easter. I love Easter. It's a great holiday. It's really great. Everyone wants to know about Easter. And you know what I tell them? I tell them that we have a foolproof plan for celebrating Easter. And that's why we're going to be the best at doing Easter.