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(Cosmiverse)   How do we know the exact date of Easter, and why is it different every year?   ( divider line
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7537 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Mar 2002 at 11:21 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-29 11:23:25 AM  
mmmm, eggs...
2002-03-29 11:23:29 AM  
Just hand over the candy basket and nobody get hurt...
2002-03-29 11:24:31 AM  
I know it is Easter when my Aunt Shelia invites me over to her house for dinner.
2002-03-29 11:24:32 AM  
ah, cosmiverse. actually, i kinda like their articles. they're entertaining.
2002-03-29 11:24:35 AM  

2002-03-29 11:25:04 AM  
One false move and the Bunny Gets It!
2002-03-29 11:25:09 AM  
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I don't care WHEN it is -- just give me my *(@@*!*#*#! Cadbury Creme Eggs!
2002-03-29 11:25:45 AM  
Sounds kinda cultish to me.
2002-03-29 11:26:36 AM  
*Yawn*. Easter is the magical time when the Invisible Pink Unicorn (tm) appears to three young children in france, and bleeds a lot. Or something like that.
2002-03-29 11:27:13 AM  
Well they dont since easter is a stolen PAGAN holiday much like christmas and halloween. Damn thieves if ya dont believe me

Read This

Bastardization I tell ya !!! its an OUTRAGE hehe no really easter is stolen so are almost all major holidays.
2002-03-29 11:27:15 AM  
I tried to read the article honest. *yawns* it was just too boring.
2002-03-29 11:27:44 AM  
only to year 4099? slackers.
2002-03-29 11:27:46 AM  
In other news, the Israelis have invaded Arafat's compound.
2002-03-29 11:27:58 AM  
When you raise questions like this, it lessens the religious and theological meaning of the rising of Christ. It is this blessed miracle that is best remembered by an egg laying rabbit spewing jelly beans and peeps.
2002-03-29 11:28:04 AM  
The importance of orbital mechanics is clear considering that we are sending spacecraft to study objects in the Solar System at close range.

"Cletus, take Goober and the truck out to Jupiter- That Cassini thing's actin' up agin'. Give it a jump start or somethin' but keep your greasy paws off them lenses."
2002-03-29 11:28:07 AM  
hey Vampire1812: I don't think any xtians would claim the pagan holiday halloween (samhain) as theirs. In fact I know more then a few who think is an evil pagan day.
2002-03-29 11:28:55 AM  
You'd think that these scientific sites would be able to remember that the "A.D." goes BEFORE the date and "B.C." goes AFTER!
2002-03-29 11:29:48 AM  
Rosalea Well there are a few rotten apples in every bunch arent there.
2002-03-29 11:29:50 AM  
When they roll the rock away and Jeebus sees his shadow, does that mean six more weeks of winter?
2002-03-29 11:29:59 AM  
Alls I know is that I reserve the right to every single black jelly bean in the house.
2002-03-29 11:30:21 AM  
Ctenidae: by the way, to answer your question/complaint from yesterday (in the YellowTimes article) - look at my profile ; )
2002-03-29 11:31:11 AM  
2002-03-29 11:31:51 AM  
Rosalea: "Halloween" = "All Hallowed's Eve," the night before the Feast of All Saints.

Just so you know.
2002-03-29 11:32:15 AM  
ok, i take that back. this article sucks.
2002-03-29 11:33:05 AM  
This is bullshiat, Howard Stern does not set the date of Easter. I refuse to believe that.
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2002-03-29 11:33:39 AM  
03-29-02 11:27:13 AM Vampire1812
"Well they dont since easter is a stolen PAGAN holiday much like christmas and halloween. Damn thieves if ya dont believe me

Read This

Bastardization I tell ya !!! its an OUTRAGE hehe no really easter is stolen so are almost all major holidays.

Not "stolen" -- but rather superimposed over.
2002-03-29 11:33:55 AM  
There is no god.

Eat the candy. Roll the eggs. Stare at that cute chick in the sheer dress standing in front of the sun.

But stop filling your kids' heads with mystical bullshiat.
2002-03-29 11:36:06 AM  
Nabb1: no duh :)
2002-03-29 11:36:29 AM  
Bad news:

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Easter has been cancelled.
2002-03-29 11:37:05 AM  
"There is no god."
"See, I told you tha-mhtphmtvnjfvnjnKNkJckJBkjbvjgmlnvlkv.
2002-03-29 11:37:30 AM  
From the article:

"In 325 AD, it was determined that Easter would fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox ..."

With ONE more qualification: Easter Sunday NEVER to precede the Jewish feast of Passover.
2002-03-29 11:37:35 AM  
"I told him I wasnt on a roller coaster I have been tied up to this truck all day. I was superimposed. As he wondered off I heard him say what the fark is superimposed"

As best as I can remember it hehe Love Adam Sandler
2002-03-29 11:38:48 AM  
Warren, beat me to it.

Although, it has been said that Jesus' cross was placed in the hole of a bunny warren, and when he rose from the dead, he gave chocolates to all of his apostles.
2002-03-29 11:39:16 AM  
9/10 - LMFAO

Bass555 - Steve Martin, right?
2002-03-29 11:39:29 AM  
Gwinny- I did, this morning, but I forgot what my question/complaint might have been. I was commenting on th edifficulty we all have in ignoring posters of ModDoctor's ilk, though we all know them for what they are.
Cute kitty, though.
2002-03-29 11:39:33 AM  
WOW. who'd have thunk it, I learned something from FARK.
2002-03-29 11:39:45 AM  
feh. not much to say about calendars or easter there, really, it's all astronomy.

this is much more detailed.
2002-03-29 11:40:18 AM  
9/10 - GREAT.
2002-03-29 11:42:58 AM  
I just next year's calendar. Much easier.
2002-03-29 11:43:01 AM  
BUMP - kudos!
9/10: nicely done!
2002-03-29 11:43:37 AM  
Luckily this holiday does not cause musicians to do their 'Easter song' like at Christmas (ie: Bells will be ringing, Reggae Christmas, Who'll be the turkey at Christmas, I saw mommy kissing santa claus, wonderful Christmas time (?) some other crappy tunes that I can't recall at the moment)
2002-03-29 11:44:31 AM  
Don't say I don't luv you. =+)

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2002-03-29 11:44:53 AM  
Bump, we can't forget the classic "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" . . .
2002-03-29 11:45:36 AM  
It may have been chosen to be on the dame day as a pagan holiday, but it does celebrate a christian event. It doesnt matter what day it actually happened on, easter is a time of giving and forgiveness and choclate bunnies and hard boiled eggs. Its a day off from school and a time to see your family. Its a day to be twisted by the evil side of capitalism in order to profit from the beliefs of others. So what if its not the right day, i dont care. Presidents day doesnt happen on a presidents birthday either.
2002-03-29 11:46:03 AM  
My question as usual is: If Jesus dies on Good Friday and rose from the dead 3 days later, would that be on Monday and not Sunday?
2002-03-29 11:47:10 AM  
I like Easter. I especially like our priest's annual "See you at Christmas!" sermon.
2002-03-29 11:47:14 AM  
Christianity and it's subsets are perhaps the most amusing religion ever.
2002-03-29 11:47:40 AM  
Quirked it depends on how you look at it. I've heard both "three days later" and "on the third day". If you count Good Friday as day one, then Sunday is day three.
2002-03-29 11:48:35 AM  
The Onion's spin on the subject:
2002-03-29 11:48:39 AM  
Quirked - It's "on the third day," which, counting Friday, would actually be on Sunday.
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