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Post by Nucky on Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:40 am

Elaborate in the thread if you feel so inclined.

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Post by SimplyNan on Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:34 pm

Hmm, I was going to say that spring is a time of rebirth but actually, the Winter Solstice is the time of rebirth. Spring is actually a fertility celebration. Easter, well, relgiously I no longer have an opinion. But the Easter Bunny, hmm, yeah, bunnies, fertility, no brainer. Personally I'm using it as an excuse to have my daughter join us for dinner and coloring eggs.
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Post by Luna on Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:25 pm

I think it's a time for families to get together and have a holiday and to celebrate Spring. Yes is also the day that Christ was resurrected for the Christian tradition. Coincidentally many other culture and religions celebrate a Spring festival of rebirth and fertility around the same time.The whole rabbit and egg thing came from pagan traditions which the Christians adopted into their holiday. I used to love Easter as a kid, doing the whole Easter egg hunt thing. Now that I'm older I don't really celebrate it but it's nice to have time off.
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Post by Justin Passing on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:36 am

Most holidays don't mean much to me. In general, they're just another day. Even as a kid I never got into Easter too much. Loved the egg hunts, and the candy, and the Easter baskets of course, but beyond that ... Honestly, the best thing about holidays, at least when I was a kid, was not having to go to school. As an adult they became somewhat meaningless.

So I guess, in the end, Easter, like most holidays, aren't much different from other days to me.
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Post by Eric on Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:42 pm

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Post by Grasshopper on Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:10 pm

The best part of Easter is getting a week off from school, if you are a student (or someone who works at one)! Very Happy

More than you probably want to know about Easter:

http://www.answers.com/easter

Sample therefrom:
The pagan roots of Easter involve the spring festivals of pre-Christian Europe and the Near East, which celebrate the rebirth of vegetation, welcoming the growing light as the sun becomes more powerful in its course toward summer. It is significant that in England and Germany the Church accepted the name of the pagan goddess "Easter" (Anglo-Saxon Eostra—her name has several spellings) for this new Christian holiday. In Mediterranean Europe (Italy, Spain, and France), Christianity adopted pascha, a word derivative of Passover, from which comes the adjective "paschal" for things pertaining to Easter, such as the Paschal Lamb. bunneh reaper
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Post by jaded on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:52 am

I am a Christian ..though I don't claim to live the way you should. I have many flaws or sins .

Most people rejoice at Christs crucifixtion (sp???) It makes me very sad & very humble. Easter makes me cry. Easter makes me feel guilty .
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