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Agent
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Ugh...marshmallow...

Though peeps do seem to consist of more granular sugar than marshmallow, making it possible for me to gag them down (provided I don't eat more than a few.) I hate marshmallows...especially Hershey marshmallow eggs, which make me vomit. And I always seem to get at least three of them every Easter. I try to trade them to my sister for peanut butter cups, but she won't take them even for free, and so I usually end up leaving them in my room until the 4th of July, at which point they're old and stale and I can throw them away without guilt.

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My girlfriend loves peeps, but only if they're cured. She opens a package, lets them sit for a week, then eats them. She insists the hardened peeps taste better.
I don't like them very much, they stick to my teeth...

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Posts: 647 | Registered: Wednesday, February 19 2003 08:00
Shock Trooper
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Yes!!

Peeps are nasty right out of the box. Your girlfriend is completely right, they must age for awhile, like fine wine. :P

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This Side Towards Enemy
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Hot cross buns are effectively just bread, only sweeter.

Palm Sunday and Easter aren't especially special occasions for me. I've still got some faith, although not in organised religion, but I don't tend to think about my belief around Easter because it has little outward appearance of a link with Jesus.
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I am disgusted with how people totally forget the whole meaning of Easter and just concentrate on candy, selling and eating. But I'm also disgusted with the same thing with Christmas, and I remember how it went when I started that topic... so I won't go into that. Huh. You only accept free speech if it supports your own views.

Grr.

Anyway, belated Happy Easter. Milk chocolate rules.

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I like the commercialisation of Christmas and Easter. Otherwise, I would not "celebrate" them, since I am not religious in any way at all.

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You are an evil man, Khoth, and I hope the Secret God Police sweep into your home in the night and take you to some secluded complex for rebaptism.
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Wow, Sir David is self-censoring now.
Um, click here:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html

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Shaper
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Khoth = Mr. Zietgeist :D
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quote:
Originally posted by X:
Khoth = Mr. Zietgeist :D
I have no idea what you mean by that.

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Perhaps that's just good..

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Thank you, Moc. I have no idea why you posted that, but I'm sure there's a good reason.

And Alec, once again, don't make me slap you.

And by the way, Khoth, I still wish there was no commercialization with these two holidays. It's not better to "celebrate" while not caring a bit for the true meaning than to just not celebrate, period. It's worse, actually, considering that kids in even the most Christian households grow up associating Christmas with Santa and presents, and Easter with the Easter Bunny and candy, rather than Jesus' birth and resurrection. Which is a bad thing, unless you hate Christianity in general. You don't have to be Christian to agree with my statement. You do, however, have to disagree and be sarcastic about it, if you are Alec.

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Sir David, Alec is more sincerely Christian than most "Christians" I know. The one time I managed to seriously offend him, it was over his religion. So please, don't make him out to be some kind of blasphemous heathen.

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I agree with you IDavid. Capitalism has seared away The Christian cultore. But the commercialization of Christmass and Easter is just another example of a cultore selling out to Time Square. I just wonnder why Europeon Christians have seemed to loose there cultore over the years and other cultores haven't. There are a great number of African Americans who light candles at Qoundsa, alot of Jews who still sing hyms at Synagogs on passover, and alot of Musliums who fast at Ramadam. But how many catholics and Anglicans still cook a leg of Lamb at easter.

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Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday. It's closer to Thanksgiving in that it is secular but supposedly meaningful. And while many families do celebrate it, many do not.

There are many devout Muslims and Jews in the world, although "many" isn't quite accurate for the latter group, but there are also plenty of very strictly observant Christians. It is the mainstream of American and Western European society that has become much more secular, pretty much regardless of what religion the people might have had previously.

—Alorael, who personally believes that there is no reason to follow all the old rituals when the meaning is lost. If you celebrate Easter with the Easter Bunny, fine; as long as in some way that has meaning to you, it's religious. Religion should be more a personal set of ethics than laws that must be imposed externally.
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Khoth, 'Zietgeist' = 'spirit of the age'. I was just saying you articulated what most now feel about these key (former?) Christian festivals. Wittily too.
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You shouldn't focus on what other people want to do - focus on yourself and what you do in order to make religion meaningful to yourself. If someone wants to sit at home on Easter and eat chocolate instead of going to church, let them do it. It won't help them in any way to drag them off and have them sit there bored. It will just be a distraction to you and those around you - if they find inner peace eating chocolate bunnies, then good for them.

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First of all, how is Alec Christian? I have never ever seen him acknowledge the existance of God or Jesus Christ, or any Christin beliefs, although I have seen him argue against the Bible's legitimacy. And don't say something like I've never given him a chance; he's had plenty of changes to say "I am Christian" or something like that, yet he always argues against me whenever I say anything abou my Christian beliefs.

Second of all, people shouldn't call their celebration "Easter" if they don't believe in Jesus, or don't associate him with the holiday. I'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to sit at home and eat chocolate, I'm just saying that because of this, Christian kids grow up thinking Easter = chocolate + bunnies, not Easter = resurrection. Kids who love Church, love God, love their religion, but grow up thinking that the Easter Bunny has more to do with this day than Jesus.

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Agent
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Just because Alec doesn't broadcast his faith with a neon sign doesn't mean he isn't Christian, Dave. He doesn't have to say he's Christian on a message board to be Christian. It really, really annoys me when Christians feel they have to shove their religion in everyone else's face to be considered faithful.

Personally, I'm not Christian, and therefore I can associate Easter with chocolate bunnies without guilt.

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quote:
Originally posted by iDavid:
First of all, how is Alec Christian? I have never ever seen him acknowledge the existance of God or Jesus Christ, or any Christin beliefs, although I have seen him argue against the Bible's legitimacy.
Just because he believes the Bible wasn't literally written by the hand of God doesn't mean he's not allowed to be a Christian.

And the reason he hasn't explicitly acknowledged his religious beliefs is because he's had no reason to; nobody's tried to convert him to atheism here, so there's been no need for him to defend Christianity.

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And don't say something like I've never given him a chance; he's had plenty of changes to say "I am Christian" or something like that, yet he always argues against me whenever I say anything abou my Christian beliefs.
I suspect that Alec would say that there's nothing Christian about your beliefs.

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Second of all, people shouldn't call their celebration "Easter" if they don't believe in Jesus, or don't associate him with the holiday.
Er, you do know that Easter was actually named after a pagan fertility goddess, do you not?

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I love Easter. It gives me some time to meditate on my blasphemous non-theist spirituality and contemplate the beauty and perfection of nature.

Alec doesn't have a big sign saying "GO JESUS" for the same reason that I don't have a big "GO LAO! GO BUDDHA! GO ZEN" sign, or how I used to refuse to state my age, sex, race, etc. online. It's really nobody's business and has no bearing on the logic or meaningfulness of my statements.

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Alec also identified himself (more or less) with a particular branch of Christianity that is known for valuing inward reflection as part of the belief that there is something of God in every human being. The emphasis is less on the Bible and Jesus than on the people and the ethical codes that they live by.

And I'd say that if one makes the consumption of large quantities of chocolate a sacred ritual, it can be part of Easter. Just because nobody else celebrates that way or understands doesn't mean that God can't figure it out and appreciate the worship no matter what form it takes. I certainly know that my mind wanders during services, but an informal Passover seder at home can actually keep my attention on the admittedly little religious ceremony my family has.

—Alorael, who also suspects that Alec often enjoys argument for argument's sake. Not that there's anything wrong with that, although two-fisted fury may not exactly fit with pacifism...
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I consider kids who love church and love God and aren't old enough to understand Easter without an easter bunny and chocolate repugnant, quite frankly. At that sort of age, children can make no distinction between issues of plain fact and deeper faith, and they take them as the same thing.
Pervasive religion at that time in a child's life is essentially brainwashing. I know you're going to argue at me about this, but I've had some conversations with young children of enthusiastically churchgoing parents that made my soul hurt.

But that's tangential. And as for my own religion, this lady and these gentlemen have described why you misinterpret me so badly. Just for the record, I have told you repeatedly that I'm a rather faithful Christian, but you never seem to pay attention.

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I have no problem with Neon-Sign Christians as long as they can tell me honestly that they, to the best of their ability, adhere to the basic principles of Christianity (Love thy Neighbour and Turn the Other Cheek). More often then not, I meet hypocritical Christians, who deserve all the piss-taking that comes to them. I dislike Christians who use Christianity as a sort of moral relief, a kind of "as long as I pray to God every Sunday, it doesn't really matter what I do in real life". In that case, religion breeds more bad then good.

From your views, David, I feel that you fall under the second category of Christians.

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I rather liked the way they celebrated Easter in 'The Wicker Man', though some (particularly uptight Wee Free cops) might disagree. ;)
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