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  1. #1 What is Easter? 
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    Simple... for me Easter is the time that I have to go to the church from Thursday to Sunday for the Holy Mass ..... But, I don't understand what is THE REAL Easter..... Anyone can answer?


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    Well the Christian church co-opted the pagan holiday celebrating the end of winter and the birthing of farm animals at the Spring Equinox, to instead celebrate the resurrection of Christ. In the pagan tradition, the Vernal Equinox was a time to rejoice that the gods of winter are releasing their hold upon the earth to return to whence they came. This is a repetition of what the Jews did co-opting the time of those same pagan holidays to celebrate the Passover.

    Some Christians so full of their Christianity (like http://www.eliyah.com/paganexp.html) condem Easter (and Christmas) as pagan holidays and a corruption of Christianity. But I on the other hand lament that Christianity absorbed only these superficial aspects of the pagan religions while abandoning the reverence for nature which is such a devastating deficiency in Christianity.


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    I found this book in a dumpster "easter for dummies"

    Thursday- last supper with Jesus and the boys
    Friday - Jesus gets nailed to the cross for everyones sins, even sins in the future- remarkable
    Saturday - Jesus chills out... waits
    Sunday - Jesus arises from the dead. the son of god returns to the world to finish his job and set his 12 boys down the right path. Of course one of his boys, judas, went off and hung himself, so he got replaced.

    So it's some kinda big deal that jesus came back... even though he raised people from the dead in the past... ok i'll bite, i guess either of those situations would be pretty wicked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crusader10th
    Simple... for me Easter is the time that I have to go to the church from Thursday to Sunday for the Holy Mass ..... But, I don't understand what is THE REAL Easter..... Anyone can answer?
    Hmm... a day to go look for colored eggs... wait I don't do that anymore.
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    Another one of those ex-religious now overcommercialised opportunities to sell a gullible public more manufactured crap.
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    Easter is what you say when someone you told to go east is not quite east enough...
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