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(Komo)   In a move that nobody will notice, a Seattle suburb decides it'll be a good idea to remove the word "Easter" from the annual egg hunt   (komonews.com) divider line 67
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2013-03-27 08:31:17 PM
Yeah, that makes no sense. Eggs and rabbits are entirely part of the tradition of the pagan fertility festival, so calling it Easter only makes sense.

/if they really wanted to troll Bill O'Reilly they'd just start spelling it Eostre
 
2013-03-27 08:42:06 PM
Puget Sound - home to many of the world's libtard dumbasses.

The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age, the libtards should get over themselves and their PC idiocy.
 
2013-03-27 08:51:41 PM
It just seems so unlikely that there are people so disingenuous that they would bring their children to the egg hunt but not the Easter egg hunt.
 
2013-03-27 08:57:29 PM
Invite a bunch of prison guards and TSA agents.

Call it a keester egg hunt.
 
2013-03-27 09:00:57 PM
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2013-03-27 09:28:52 PM
Easter is one of the most significant celebrations in Christianity, and the idea of removing that component from the Easter egg hunts is upsetting to many.

What now?
 
2013-03-27 09:35:04 PM
Cowards.
 
2013-03-27 10:56:30 PM
How Easter eggs are made.   Which came first?

www.roflzoo.com
 
2013-03-27 11:07:42 PM
If you don't say Easter, then no one is allowed to have any fun!!!?!1

Retarded fundamentalist/Patriut outrage #5,339.
 
2013-03-27 11:09:52 PM
Call it a Passover Egg Hunt instead
 
2013-03-27 11:10:04 PM

LordZorch: Puget Sound - home to many of the world's libtard dumbasses.

The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age, the libtards should get over themselves and their PC idiocy.



You know that the mayor of Edmonds is a Republican, right?
 
2013-03-27 11:10:32 PM
equinox festival. plastic eggs filled with candy are dumb and a waste of plastic which could better be used making toy guns or something. too many candy holidays as it is.

/ my son loves winter solstice gifts.
 
2013-03-27 11:14:17 PM
brought to you by the parents who ruined Halloween for children. hypocrite dooshbags.
 
2013-03-27 11:15:13 PM
"I think it's kind of sad," said Karen Knight. "You know, I come from England, and Christmas is Christmas and Easter is Easter."

I could say something about "Yeah we all came from England to get away from your forced Church of England crap" but we've been successful in building up our own sects.  So meh.
 
2013-03-27 11:15:32 PM
Put the sex back in the Eostre celebration. While we're at it, put the penis back in the May Pole and bring back frolicking naked in the fields.

These newfangled secular celebrations are ruining society.
 
2013-03-27 11:16:32 PM
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2013-03-27 11:24:07 PM
In a move that nobody will notice, Jesus is resurrected as a chocolate egg laying rabbit.
 
2013-03-27 11:26:40 PM

LordZorch: Puget Sound - home to many of the world's libtard dumbasses.

The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age, the libtards should get over themselves and their PC idiocy.


Easter has been around since the Bronze Age?
 
2013-03-27 11:35:08 PM
I'm assuming the (Easter) egg hunt is for kids?
So what's the big deal? Who cares what it says on the poster?
If you celebrate Easter you say to your kid, "C'mon, Billy! We're going to the Easter egg hunt!"
If you don't celebrate Easter, you say, "C'mon, Billy! We're going to the egg hunt!"
Of course, in the second case, you have to follow up that statement to the child with an explanation about why mommy and daddy are godless heathens and explain to Billy why the whole family will be spending eternity together in hell after mommy and daddy and he and his sister die.
Probably easier to just go to a movie...
 
2013-03-27 11:36:12 PM
Eggs and bunnies aren't christian symbols. Why christians want to perform pagan rites is beyond me.
 
2013-03-27 11:37:16 PM
I have to ask, why? Who is affected by the holiday, Easter? It's about a rabbit hiding a bunch of eggs so children can find them. Who had such a stick up their ass as to be offended by that?
 
2013-03-27 11:38:20 PM
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2013-03-27 11:50:35 PM
Are y'all Gideons?
 
2013-03-28 12:05:26 AM
I don't get the outrage.  I'm Catholic, and an Easter Egg Hunt is not a religious ceremony.  It has shiat to do with the religious aspect of the holiday at all.

If a public entity such as a city wants to call it something else - go nuts.  I won't get up in arms until someone makes a church remove "Easter" from the description, but even then I'd be pointing out that it's pretty damn ridiculous to begin with.
 
2013-03-28 12:08:30 AM
In that city and others, the event is simply called and "egg hunt."

AND EGG HUNT.

Typos like this are unforgivable in news publications.
 
2013-03-28 12:12:26 AM
I don't get the outrage. I'm Catholic, and an Easter Egg Hunt is not a religious ceremony.

Well, if you'll notice, it's usually not the religious that are up in arms on Fark about anything faith related.
 
2013-03-28 12:26:57 AM
I'm sad the Landover Church hasn't been up to speed.

csb:
A local re-born church protested a punk show years ago.
Easter weekend was the only night available.

A Bunny-man whippin a Christ-man and a small group chanting "Jesus, not Jelly Beans."
/csb

/just eat your Peeps
//Robin's Eggs with coffee = pastel tongue yum!
 
2013-03-28 12:28:24 AM

LordZorch: Puget Sound - home to many of the world's libtard dumbasses.

The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age, the libtards should get over themselves and their PC idiocy.


Ummhmm. STFU.  You got no clue.
 
2013-03-28 12:51:22 AM
Just go to farking Algona for their Easter egg hunt...
 
2013-03-28 12:54:09 AM

Lsherm: If a public entity such as a city wants to call it something else - go nuts.  I won't get up in arms until someone makes a church remove "Easter" from the description, but even then I'd be pointing out that it's pretty damn ridiculous to begin with.


Exactly.  Being a Christian myself, I would actually prefer if no church ever had an easter egg hunt, or gave out easter baskets or anything that related to the pagan holiday. I find it highly curious that so many Christians would get very upset over the removal of these symbols.

I recently had a discussion with a family member over this with this as an example:

If the egg and bunny are essentially fertility symbols of a god that the Bible expressly forbids worship of, and the pentagram or any other satanic symbol is also a symbol of a being that the Bible expressly forbids worship of...then what would happen if we simply replaced the symbols.  So instead of an easter basket with bunnies and eggs, we had a basket with pentagrams and ouija boards? Would there be any true difference? The bunny and eggs seem harmless, yet no Christian would decorate a basket with pentagrams and ouija boards. The differences (to the Christian) are essentially none. Both would constitute symbols of things that are at their heart, anti-God. In today's society, however, the bunny and egg seem cute and harmless, and because Christians allow these things to be celebrated consistently, there seems to be this idea that they  should be included in Easter.

Obviously, as others have noted in this thread, Easter essentially rolled up other religions of the Roman era into the same general time period that the Christians were celebrating Jesus' resurrection. It gave the slaves (a large portion of the empire) a day off and allowed for a national holiday that was very inclusive.
 
2013-03-28 12:56:22 AM

AbbeySomeone: LordZorch: Puget Sound - home to many of the world's libtard dumbasses.

The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age, the libtards should get over themselves and their PC idiocy.

Ummhmm. STFU.  You got no clue.


Actually he's spot on.  Was coming in to say about the same thing.  Got alot of narcissistic liberal douches up here that love to make it seem like a holiday is somehow offensive to them.  I'm not even a Christian and I call it Easter.  Because it's farking Easter.  And....it's good Friday!  OH MUH LAWD SOMEONE CALL THE PC POHLEECE!

*You're* the clueless one.
 
2013-03-28 01:12:57 AM
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"Easter, that's a weird tradition. Easter, the day Jesus rose from the dead. What should we do?"
"How about eggs?"
"Well, what does that have to do with Jesus?"
"All right, we'll hide 'em."
"I don't follow your logic."
"Don't worry ... There's a bunny."
 
2013-03-28 01:14:48 AM
I grew up in Edmonds, and I still think its shiatty they removed it.

Don't care, though.  Bigger fish to fry.
 
2013-03-28 01:20:48 AM

Shatteredbeam: grew up in Edmonds, and I still think its shiatty they removed it.


Where'd they put Edmonds now? Hate it when they just up and move towns.
 
2013-03-28 01:40:12 AM
Yeah I'm OK with this. Eggs are to Easter what Santa is to Christmas. Neither of which are essential to celebrating the holiday, just make it a little more secular and fun for the kiddos.
 
2013-03-28 02:12:35 AM

Fade2black: Actually he's spot on. Was coming in to say about the same thing.


So you believe Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, dates back to the Bronze Age, even though it ended over half a millennium before Jesus came to earth? Don't you think people were wondering all that time who is this Jesus dude whose resurrection they were celebrating when he hadn't been born yet?
 
2013-03-28 02:14:34 AM
"Mummy! I woke up this morning and there was a Lincoln log in me sock drawer!"

"That's the story of Jesus."

Makes about as much sense to have a goldfish drag a Lincoln log across carpet as it does for bunnies to lay chocolate eggs.
 
2013-03-28 02:39:10 AM

LordZorch: Puget Sound - home to many of the world's libtard dumbasses.

The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age, the libtards should get over themselves and their PC idiocy.


Man, when you say 'libtard' it doesn't  really help.
 
2013-03-28 02:41:00 AM

Rufus Lee King: whatshisname: Call it a Passover Egg Hunt instead

I can get you Passover eggs at wholesale. Don't tell anyone else, though, because I'll be taking a loss on the deal.


Are you David Sedaris' dad?
 
2013-03-28 03:11:59 AM

Lordserb: Exactly.  Being a Christian myself, I would actually prefer if no church ever had an easter egg hunt, or gave out easter baskets or anything that related to the pagan holiday. I find it highly curious that so many Christians would get very upset over the removal of these symbols.


The reason these traditions are there is because it helped with the spread of early Christianity. It was much easier to get people to convert if they could retain their existing holiday traditions. So the holidays were incorporated and given Christian symbolism. The various non-religious popular aspects of Halloween and Christmas are the same.
 
2013-03-28 03:12:22 AM

EngineerAU: Fade2black: Actually he's spot on. Was coming in to say about the same thing.

So you believe Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, dates back to the Bronze Age, even though it ended over half a millennium before Jesus came to earth? Don't you think people were wondering all that time who is this Jesus dude whose resurrection they were celebrating when he hadn't been born yet?


Let's return the original observation:  The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age

You assume "holiday" means "Easter."  It doesn't.  It's the holiday of Ishtar, a Bronze Age fertility goddess whose symbols included eggs and rabbits.  Christians co-opted Ishtar's holiday in order to overwrite its meaning with their own.  Obviously, that has not worked entirely.
 
2013-03-28 03:15:26 AM

Gordon Bennett: Lordserb: Exactly.  Being a Christian myself, I would actually prefer if no church ever had an easter egg hunt, or gave out easter baskets or anything that related to the pagan holiday. I find it highly curious that so many Christians would get very upset over the removal of these symbols.

The reason these traditions are there is because it helped with the spread of early Christianity. It was much easier to get people to convert if they could retain their existing holiday traditions. So the holidays were incorporated and given Christian symbolism. The various non-religious popular aspects of Halloween and Christmas are the same.


Kind of like gay pride parades piggybacking on St. Patrick's Day parades. :-)
 
2013-03-28 03:23:23 AM
For people with no religious beliefs, they sure do go out of their way to make sure no one is celebrating something they don't like.
 
2013-03-28 03:27:33 AM

BarkingUnicorn: EngineerAU: Fade2black: Actually he's spot on. Was coming in to say about the same thing.

So you believe Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, dates back to the Bronze Age, even though it ended over half a millennium before Jesus came to earth? Don't you think people were wondering all that time who is this Jesus dude whose resurrection they were celebrating when he hadn't been born yet?

Let's return the original observation:  The holiday has been around in one form or another since the bronze age

You assume "holiday" means "Easter."  It doesn't.  It's the holiday of Ishtar, a Bronze Age fertility goddess whose symbols included eggs and rabbits.  Christians co-opted Ishtar's holiday in order to overwrite its meaning with their own.  Obviously, that has not worked entirely.


I bet no Christians have ever heard of this before. Thanks for your wisdom. Have you let everyone else know?
 
2013-03-28 03:30:31 AM

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Another scholar here i see.
 
2013-03-28 04:41:19 AM

Surool: Eggs and bunnies aren't christian symbols. Why christians want to perform pagan rites is beyond me.


It's a distraction for the kids while the parents are out protesting abortion clinics. Or something.
 
2013-03-28 04:57:10 AM
If serious:

Lordserb: If the egg and bunny are essentially fertility symbols of a god that the Bible expressly forbids worship of...


If you're a Christian, wouldn't the egg and bunny both be part of God's creation? That distinguishes them from man-made symbols.

Lordserb: and the pentagram or any other satanic symbol...yet no Christian would decorate a basket with pentagrams and ouija boards


First of all, pentagrams aren't a satanic symbol, in fact early Christians used to associate it with the five wounds of Jesus. Pagans and other ancient cultures used it as a protection symbol. Second, you realize ouija (yes-yes) boards aren't some occult key to the spirit world, but a board game marketed by Milton Bradley, right?

Or, 10/10 if you were trolling.
 
2013-03-28 04:59:28 AM
You know, if Political Correctness  means that you aren't allowed to say or do ANYTHING that might offend someone else, we are so screwed up that maybe we need to abandon  the whole concept of Political Correctness.

/suggesting we revert to common sense, it that's not asking too much
 
2013-03-28 04:59:53 AM

EngineerAU: So you believe Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, dates back to the Bronze Age, even though it ended over half a millennium before Jesus came to earth? Don't you think people were wondering all that time who is this Jesus dude whose resurrection they were celebrating when he hadn't been born yet?


No.  I believe Easter, the celebration of the English pagan goddess Eostre, has been around since the Proto-Germanic goddess Austro was around (the German name for April,  ostermonat, being another remnant of this), and probably back to when Proto-Indo European was one language, and Eostre, Eos, Aurora, Zorya, and Ushas were all the same deity Hausos.

The weird thing is not saying Easter's been around since the Bronze Age.  The weird thing is Christians trying to protect the pagan name and related pagan customs of an Indo-European deity being attached to the central event of their Semetic god's religion.
 
2013-03-28 06:05:57 AM
If they called it the "Commemoration of Jesus Rising from the Dead," I might suggest they change it to the more neutral "Easter." Changing it from Easter, I do not understand.
 
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