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(Opposing Views)   Bill O'Reilly says secular progressives have declared War on Easter, cites things that have nothing to do with traditional Easter as evidence   (opposingviews.com) divider line 178
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2013-03-24 11:13:46 AM  
Like chocolate egg laying bunnies?
 
2013-03-24 11:16:42 AM  
"Ironically, "Easter bunny" and "Easter egg" have nothing to do with the traditional Easter holiday which actually celebrates Jesus Christ rising from the dead after three days."

So? Santa Claus and Fir trees have nothing to do with his birth.
 
2013-03-24 11:21:56 AM  
Why is O'Reilly pushing pagan traditions celebrating a fertility goddess?

BILL O'REILLY HATES JESUS!!1!
 
2013-03-24 11:24:03 AM  
I must have missed this new war at the secular progressives convention.
 
2013-03-24 11:28:07 AM  
Oh, look... that blithering retard is blithering again

/*yawn*
 
2013-03-24 11:31:07 AM  
I don't understand his point.  what is O'Reilley upset about?
 
2013-03-24 11:37:55 AM  

Weaver95: I don't understand his point.  what is O'Reilley upset about?


Low ratings
 
2013-03-24 11:39:24 AM  

EvilEgg: "Ironically, "Easter bunny" and "Easter egg" have nothing to do with the traditional Easter holiday which actually celebrates Jesus Christ rising from the dead after three days."



Well... a day and a half, actually, but who's counting?
 
2013-03-24 11:39:33 AM  
Eggs come in dozens because it reminds us of the 12 Apostles, and we eat chocolate because chocolate is brown, like the cross Jesus was crucified on and tearing off the chocolate rabbit's ears first represents...um...the breaking of bread at the last supper, unless you eat white chocolate, in which case BURN IN HELL, HEATHEN!

/makes as much sense as O'Reilly
 
2013-03-24 11:41:18 AM  
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2013-03-24 11:42:20 AM  

brigid_fitch: Weaver95: I don't understand his point.  what is O'Reilley upset about?

Low ratings


Low falafel thing
 
2013-03-24 11:44:38 AM  

brigid_fitch: Weaver95: I don't understand his point.  what is O'Reilley upset about?

Low ratings


now see, that makes sense.
 
2013-03-24 11:51:56 AM  
"But it's happening, and there is a reason why it's happening. Secular progressives are running wild with President Obama in the White House. They feel unchained, liberated and they are trying to diminish any form of religion. The goal is to marginalize religious opposition to secular programs."

I can't speak much about the other districts he mentions, but East Meadow, Long Island is about a mile down the road from my work, and it's a pretty ethnically diverse area. It's likely that there's been pushback by parents of non-Christian students (i.e. Jewish, Hindi, Muslim, Buddhist, atheist, etc) who find the whole "Easter" term a bit intimidating, so they're accommodating that shift in demographic to keep the peace.
 
2013-03-24 12:12:09 PM  
i1019.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:13:09 PM  
Does anybody but children and super, super Catholic people care about Easter enough to even kind of declare a war on it? It's just another Sunday to most of us. We don't even get an extra day off work.
 
2013-03-24 12:20:04 PM  
We should neutralize this O'Reilly threat before it turns into a smoking Cadbury egg. Bush Doctrine.
 
2013-03-24 12:29:00 PM  
Fascists... always have to be under attack from someone.
 
2013-03-24 12:32:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Why is O'Reilly pushing pagan traditions celebrating a fertility goddess?


Particularly, the goddess who's El/YHWH's ex-wife.

Mythologically, Germanic/Celtic Ēostre appears to have been a variant of Phonician Astarte, who was a variant of Babylonian Ishtar, who in turn ties to early Canaanite/Jewish Asherah.
 
2013-03-24 12:32:32 PM  
That's a really stupid argument on the part of TFA. One, Easter eggs are part of a traditional Easter in the United States at least.
Two, his objection is that they're removing the word Easter, and is irrelevant to what the Easter is attached to. If you had an Easter Scat Orgy for the past few years, but had to change it to a Spring Scat Orgy this year, it would still be a victim of the war on Easter.
 
2013-03-24 12:36:17 PM  

serial_crusher: If you had an Easter Scat Orgy for the past few years, but had to change it to a Spring Scat Orgy this year, it would still be a victim of the war on Easter.


One difficulty with that argument is that starting an "Easter Scat Orgy" would also be considered a blow in the war on Easter.
 
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2013-03-24 12:36:50 PM  

PreMortem: Fascists... always have to be under attack from someone.


i1221.photobucket.com

They love to blame others for playing the victim card but they play it best!
 
2013-03-24 12:37:17 PM  

EvilEgg: Jesus Christ rising from the dead after three days."


Jesus is the only guy to return from the dead that didn't scare the shiat out of everybody...

/Channels Sam Kinison
 
2013-03-24 12:45:35 PM  

Weaver95: I don't understand his point.  what is O'Reilley upset about?


Some motherfarker didn't bring him his ice tea.
 
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2013-03-24 12:49:01 PM  
FloydA:
Well... a day and a half, actually, but who's counting?

That's probably good.  He would be seriously whiff after three days dead in the ME with no refrigeration.
 
2013-03-24 12:53:59 PM  
Where do us religious progressives fit in his list of Real 'Muricans?
 
2013-03-24 12:57:15 PM  
Nothing says fun holiday than celebrating a guy getting nailed to a tree.
 
2013-03-24 01:06:09 PM  

cretinbob: Nothing says fun holiday than celebrating a guy getting nailed to a tree.


Seriously, can you imagine the post traumatic stress that would set in if Jesus ever did return and take a look around?
 
2013-03-24 01:12:11 PM  
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2013-03-24 01:35:02 PM  

abb3w: serial_crusher: If you had an Easter Scat Orgy for the past few years, but had to change it to a Spring Scat Orgy this year, it would still be a victim of the war on Easter.

One difficulty with that argument is that starting an "Easter Scat Orgy" would also be considered a blow in the war on Easter.


Either way, Easter Scat Orgy is my new band name.
 
2013-03-24 01:42:01 PM  

abb3w: an "Easter Scat Orgy" would also be considered a blow


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 01:45:10 PM  
And BTW BillO- Progressives haven't declared a war on easter by denying you eggs or bunnies or whatever.  They've declared a war on Easter by not giving two shiats about it.

Hate isn't the opposite of love.  Indifference is.
 
2013-03-24 01:55:33 PM  
I agree with Bill. Moving the feast of Ishtar around instead of keeping it on the vernal equinox is HIGHLY disrespectful, and much more likely that she will not return to rejuvenate the earth after a long winter.
 
2013-03-24 02:06:43 PM  

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2013-03-24 02:07:50 PM  

enry: Where do us religious progressives fit in his list of Real 'Muricans?


If you're progressive, you must be on of those RINOs, that is to say, Religious In Name Only.
 
2013-03-24 02:12:56 PM  
i232.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 02:16:13 PM  

cretinbob: Nothing says fun holiday than celebrating a guy getting nailed to a tree.


Why isn't a crown of thorns the traditional Easter costume?
 
2013-03-24 02:16:29 PM  
I'm too lazy to look it up but what is this guy's back story (Bill O'Reilly, not Jesus)? I mean sure Fox News commentators are all morons but how does someone like this get his foot in the door in the first place? It's not his personality or his intelligence. There has to have been something to set him apart from the other right wing mouth breathers.
 
2013-03-24 02:23:35 PM  

make me some tea: enry: Where do us religious progressives fit in his list of Real 'Muricans?

If you're progressive, you must be on of those RINOs, that is to say, Religious In Name Only.


Oh right. I'm not Catholic or nutty fundie, so I'm not really religious.
 
2013-03-24 02:26:34 PM  

enry: make me some tea: enry: Where do us religious progressives fit in his list of Real 'Muricans?

If you're progressive, you must be on of those RINOs, that is to say, Religious In Name Only.

Oh right. I'm not Catholic or nutty fundie, so I'm not really religious.


Correct.
 
2013-03-24 02:29:15 PM  

serpent_sky: Does anybody but children and super, super Catholic people care about Easter enough to even kind of declare a war on it? It's just another Sunday to most of us. We don't even get an extra day off work.


My main problem is that the grocery store is closed that day...so that sucks.
 
2013-03-24 02:34:44 PM  
i.imgur.com

Unfortunately, "secular progressives" is often a specific code word...
 
2013-03-24 02:37:06 PM  

Mugato: ...how does someone like this get his foot in the door in the first place? It's not his personality or his intelligence. There has to have been something to set him apart from the other right wing mouth breathers.


I hear he made his name doing it live. (NSFW language)
 
2013-03-24 02:38:58 PM  

EvilEgg: "Ironically, "Easter bunny" and "Easter egg" have nothing to do with the traditional Easter holiday which actually celebrates Jesus Christ rising from the dead after three days."

So? Santa Claus and Fir trees have nothing to do with his birth.


i.gifeye.com

YOU'RE ONE OF THE GODLESS ENEMY!!!
 
2013-03-24 02:39:01 PM  

jchic: serpent_sky: Does anybody but children and super, super Catholic people care about Easter enough to even kind of declare a war on it? It's just another Sunday to most of us. We don't even get an extra day off work.

My main problem is that the grocery store is closed that day...so that sucks.


Your grocery store closes on Easter?  Do you live in Vatican City or something?
 
2013-03-24 02:40:03 PM  
How many times do Bill O and his fans mix up 'Being oppressed' with 'Not getting 100% of what I want?'
 
2013-03-24 02:40:26 PM  
Ironically, eggs, rabbits, and other symbols of fertility are far more "traditional" symbols of the ancient Easter holiday, which had to do with the approaching Spring and nothing to do with Jesus.
 
2013-03-24 02:41:15 PM  

EvilEgg: "Ironically, "Easter bunny" and "Easter egg" have nothing to do with the traditional Easter holiday which actually celebrates Jesus Christ rising from the dead after three days."

So? Santa Claus and Fir trees have nothing to do with his birth.


Maybe I should have read the thread first. :-\
 
2013-03-24 02:45:49 PM  
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2013-03-24 02:45:53 PM  
OH COME THE CHRISTING HELL ON BILL-O!!

Do we need to whup out the I Don't Understand How The Moon and Tides Work memes again??

/thank gods for Krymson Tyde, dayum, I think I'll go glag down that kamikaze with some happy now
 
2013-03-24 02:46:30 PM  

NeverDrunk23: How many times do Bill O and his fans mix up 'Being oppressed' with 'Not getting 100% of what I want?'


All the times.
 
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