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(Daily Mail)   At last you can celebrate the REAL meaning of Easter - with Jesus eggs. Jesus   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 21
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2013-03-04 09:55:27 AM  
4 votes:
Christian groups Capitalists looking to separate fools from their money have won a victory in their campaignfor shops to sell a religious Easter egg.

Lets call a duck a duck.
2013-03-04 09:59:53 AM  
2 votes:
Hail, Ostara.
2013-03-04 09:57:13 AM  
2 votes:
I may be an atheist but i'm all for people having religious holidays as they like. It seems silly to me that we should insist the religious aspects of Christmas be stripped away. It's their holiday. I don't know wtf eggs have to do with Easter, but it's clear their plan isn't about reconnecting children with Jesus' eggs, it's about reminding people that Easter isn't about eggs, it's about Jesus death and resurrection  If they want to fight back against rampant commercialisation stripping their holy times of all meaning then I support that.

Right up until the day religion is abolished I'll be completely in support of equality amongst religions. Then every day I can have a chocolate egg, no longer will it be bound by the oppressive chains of a religious holiday, but free to roam the shelves in traditionally un-eggy months like May, August, even September! This is a good thing.

Now I have to go and buy some chocolate eggs, because I love them more than muslims love Mohammed.
2013-03-04 01:38:52 PM  
1 votes:

Psycoholic_Slag: I like how the Christians get all uppity when people continue to recognize the traditions of the original pagan holidays the the Catholic Church piggy-backed on to.


One of the things we neo-Pagans are  very well aware of is that our ancestors' beliefs lives on in Christianity--and that it happened because, when someone points a sword at you and tells you to convert, you do whatever you have to in order to keep your faith alive. That's not a religious 'oh, all religions are REALLY just ours' thing, either, that's something we  actually studied in anthropology class with a group of Brazilian natives who'd done the same thing, and we do understand very well that European faiths did it too.

That said, in modern day, we're  laughing up our sleeves happy to share (well, okay, we're actually pretty much totally happy to share, since you guys mass-produced chocolate for most of the major holidays, and fark it, chocolate's awesome), but ffs, it's not like Christians have a right to be offended at the 'pagan roots' of things that only exist because they couldn't STFU and let other people have their own religions.

/Really, we are happy to share, but seriously. STFU and eat the chocolate like the rest of us.
2013-03-04 01:26:25 PM  
1 votes:
The Christian haven't stolen anything. The pagans have triumphed by convincing Christians to celebrate pagan festivals in direct disobedience to the Bible and God's teaching. Very smart, actually.
2013-03-04 01:08:41 PM  
1 votes:

uncoveror: The real meaning of Easter is "Always look on the bright side of life".


*whistles*

dee dee, dede, dedede dee
2013-03-04 12:56:31 PM  
1 votes:
The real meaning of Easter is "Always look on the bright side of life".
2013-03-04 12:15:44 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-03-04 10:54:33 AM  
1 votes:
 Kinder Eggs > easter eggs.
2013-03-04 10:22:50 AM  
1 votes:

Slaxl: I don't know wtf eggs have to do with Easter,


Silly, Jesus hides eggs, and you have to say "trick or treat" to get them, or else you'll get coal in your stocking.
2013-03-04 10:22:46 AM  
1 votes:

Have a Kate Upton Easter!



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i.imgur.com
2013-03-04 10:16:13 AM  
1 votes:
I like how the Christians get all uppity when people continue to recognize the traditions of the original pagan holidays the the Catholic Church piggy-backed on to.
2013-03-04 10:06:28 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus looks awfully cheerful for a guy who just spent several days getting arrested, nearly beaten to death, crucified, stabbed just to make sure he was dead, and then laid out on a stone slab over the weekend, eh?

Adopting Roman traditions into Christian celebrations made it much easier to convert people, thus the spring fertility (symbolized by eggs) and winter solstice festivals became Easter and Christmas.  That's right, they've *always* been all about marketing, sorry folks.
2013-03-04 10:01:23 AM  
1 votes:
So the guy can walk on water and lays chocolate eggs?  And to think all this time I've been flushing my eggs down the toilet
2013-03-04 09:59:49 AM  
1 votes:

Krymson Tyde: I love how Christians celebrate their two holiest days.


Seriously!  You'd think they would work to stop stores from selling cheap, kitschy crap by sticking a Jesus on it.  It seems to me like that cheapens the whole religion.
2013-03-04 09:59:21 AM  
1 votes:
This has rekindled my lack of interest.
2013-03-04 09:53:00 AM  
1 votes:
Megarian:  "That's the story of Jesus!"
2013-03-04 09:26:03 AM  
1 votes:
If it doesn't involve a rabbit making chicken noises, I don't want to hear about it!
2013-03-04 09:19:00 AM  
1 votes:
Easter.

That's the holiday where Jesus comes out of his tomb after 3 days and if he sees his shadow its 6 more
weeks of winter, right?
2013-03-04 08:59:06 AM  
1 votes:
Are they dinosaur eggs?
2013-03-04 08:21:50 AM  
1 votes:
I love how Christians celebrate their two holiest days.
 
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