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Master
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I take Easter as a four day weekend to study/relax. But no, I'm not Christian. Hell, I don't even follow any religion.

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Master
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I went to church this Sunday, but then again, I do practically every other Sunday as well.

I'll have to vote for chocolate just because. If you want to give me a present to go along with it, be my guest.

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quote:
Originally written by Butt Paladin:

Happy Germanic fertility festival, you worthless assbards.

Well, that makes sense. In German it would be: Fröhliches Fruchtbarkeitsfest!
We would skip "germanisches" since everybody knows that Ostara is a german fertility goddess.

PS: Strange: Google translates fertility indeed with "Ergiebigkeit". It's nonsense.

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quote:
From the Wiki:
The Easter Bunny (also known as the Spring Bunny in some parts of the United States)...
Ok, admit it. Who the frig calls it the "Spring Bunny"?

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Happy Chocolate day!
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quote:
Originally written by Ur-Noob:

I went to church this Sunday, but then again, I do practically every other Sunday as well.
Only every other Sunday? Heathen... :P

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I got lucky and found a 1-metre tal rabbit four 10
10? (=about 11 $) in a chocolat shop. France is wonderful!

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The Easter Bunny stocking up?

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Originally written by spy-there:

Google translates fertility indeed with "Ergiebigkeit". It's nonsense.
Google translates everything funny. The translator my computer has as part of "Sherlock" (which I think is similar) translates getröstet (comforted) as "get roasted".

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Originally written by Butt Paladin:

Happy Germanic fertility festival, you worthless assbards.

You couldn't've just said "Wikipedia," could you TM?

Almost all Christian holidays are rip offs from pagan rituals. It's practically a requirement, "find some holiday worshipped be a religion in a recently prostelized (sp?) part of the world, steal one of their holidays and christianize it."

[ Monday, April 17, 2006 11:47: Message edited by: radix malorum est cupiditas ]

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I celebrate Easter with food and family, if only because I come from a Catholic family. My siblings, most of my cousins, one of my uncles and I are all agnostic. My grandmother is Catholic, but she's not very religious. When my mother and uncles were children, she would make them go to church with my grandfather, but she would stay home to "clean". Once, two of my uncles snuck away and looked in the window, and she was sitting there watching television. She's not very religious, but every time she eats with us on Easter, she tries to make me say grace because I'm the "man of the house", and I laugh at her. Everyone laughs. Then she starts preaching at us and my uncle makes fun of her. She eventually gives up her half-hearted attempts to look religious on Easter, and we eat.

My siblings and I used to get Easter baskets with lots of candy and a present (usually a stuffed toy), but eventually the toys stopped and this year all we got was a chocolate rabbit with almonds. Not really complaining though, since I'm a bit old for toys and I'm trying to lose weight (I gave up for this week though. There's no way I can diet when there's ham and pizzagena in the house.

One year, we all got plush rabbits on Easter. I named mine Theodore Ludwig Bunny. :P

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quote:
Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:

Almost all Christian holidays are rip offs from pagan rituals. It's practically a requirement, "find some holiday worshipped be a religion in a recently prostelized (sp?) part of the world, steal one of their holidays and christianize it."
This is true, but Easter's place on the calendar actually does make sense. I mean, the Last Supper happened during Passover, so putting Easter near Passover is historically sound.

[ Monday, April 17, 2006 21:55: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Unlike christmas, which would have also taken place around Passover.

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Originally written by Butt Paladin:

Unlike christmas, which would have also taken place around Passover.
Since you've brought that one up, TM, I am somewhat curious as to how you arrived at that conclusion.
Biblically speaking, I believe the only specified clues at time of year are the Roman Census (however, historically, this undertaking took several months); and the fact that there are shepherds with sheep outside of pens at night, the accepted logical reason being birthing season, which would place Christmas in mid-spring.
Is there some other historical evidence?

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Pretty much everything in the Bible is symbolic, open to interpretation, or impossible to determine exactly anyway.

I am of the opinion that you should probably focus on the actual idea that is cause for celebration, rather than the damn date.

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quote:
Originally written by Butt Paladin:

Unlike christmas, which would have also taken place around Passover.
Wasn't Christmas just kind of merged with Saturnalia or the Winter Solstice or whatever people were celebrating in a given place? ("Hey, we've got this holiday too! Except we call it Christmas!")

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I understand that many christian holidays are actually christianized "pagan" holidays. People love to bring this point up. My question, "So what?" If early christian missionaries decided to merge their religious celebration with the local culture, so much the better. When I am celebrating Christmas and Easter, I am celebrating the birth and resurrection of Christ. If other people celebrated something else at that time, that is wonderful for them, but irrelevant to me.

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It puts some doubt on the idea that Jesus was actually born on December 25th. It's always useful to remember that religious stories are considerably more important for their spiritual significance than their factual content, and if this serves as a reminder of that, I think that's a good thing.

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Sure, so what, but in a discussion of what time of year holidays are, it is relevant to bring up.

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Even though I like chocolate (alot) I still voted #4.

Hope everyone had a good holiday.

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The link between Passover and Easter, or specifically the fact that Easter can't just be whenever, was a strong motivation for the adaptation of the Julian calendar that became the Gregorian calendar.

—Alorael, who always wanted a wandering holiday. It seems so boring to know when everything will happen. One day, he'd like to wake up and find out that Thanksgiving has been relocated to tomorrow. This is, believe it or not, no part of his motivation to be a cultist of the Whitean persuasion.
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Originally by Alorael:

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—Alorael, who always wanted a wandering holiday. It seems so boring to know when everything will happen. One day, he'd like to wake up and find out that Thanksgiving has been relocated to tomorrow. This is, believe it or not, no part of his motivation to be a cultist of the Whitean persuasion.
Well, in that case...happy birthday, Alorael. :P

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im not cristian but hay a day were i get nerly a kg of chocolate cant b half bad..atleast i dont have to go to some boring church serimony or chire.. i hate those :D
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Originally written by lord llama:

im not cristian but hay a day were i get nerly a kg of chocolate cant b half bad..atleast i dont have to go to some boring church serimony or chire.. i hate those :D
Given your level of maturity I would place you at late single-digits to early teens. Far too early for fertility to have any meaning.

Given this reasoning, you celebrate easter neither for it's christian religious reasons nor it's pagan roots.

Why is this day different from any other day you could go out and buy a kilogram of chocolate for your personal enjoyment?

EDIT: Chire? Lick, anyone?

[ Thursday, April 20, 2006 01:13: Message edited by: radix malorum est cupiditas ]

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Originally written by Dead Weight on the Forums:

Pretty much everything in the Bible is symbolic, open to interpretation, or impossible to determine exactly anyway.
A friend of mine once read the bible, and he told me about a part in the Bible, that God is described as a big metal object. He thought they meant God as some sort of UFO.

So yes, everything in the Bible is pretty open for your own interpretion.

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