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 Post subject: Re: Happy Easter!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Easter was a holiday once celebrated by the Pagans. Many pagan cultures held spring festivals hundreds of years ago. One such festival was in celebration of Eostre, the goddess of dawn. Eostre was linked to the hare and the egg, both symbols of fertility. Christian missionaries converted the celebration of Eostre into a Christian holiday in order to get more pagans to convert to Christianity.

As for the giant anthropomorphic bunny, well he can trace his origins back to Germany in the 1500's where the pagan rabbit was given the name Oschter Haws, and was believed to lay colorful eggs for good children.

And that, my friends, is where the bunny, the eggs, and the resurrection of Christ collide.

Actually, most Christian holidays fall on older pagan holidays, but at the time of their creation Christians did this to try to deter the worshiping of false idols. By turning the pagan holidays into their own, they could wipe away their existence.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Easter!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:53 pm 
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the eggs, chicks, bunnies, and flowery stuff also represents springtime and rebirth.

Also why there is an egg on the seder plate during Passover.

Passover also has 5 (ithink) names, one of which means "spring"

so ya.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Someone explain it in a way that doesn't confuse me.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Easter!
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....Easter is a day people celebrate cuz jesus came back to life.

It also celebrates spring.

how's that terra?

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I slaughter entire villages in the name of Khorne for Easter! Praise to the Bloodgod on his throne of Skulls!

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
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Speaking of spring, this has nothing to do with the season! =3

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Terranova wrote:
Someone explain it in a way that doesn't confuse me.


Easter = rebirth (resurrection of Christ, regrow of plants in the spring, many animals give birth in the spring, progressively longer days and warmer weather which was once believed to be a type of "rebirth")

I don't think I've ever considered in this day and age, that someone of your experience in this world (and online) and of your age, wouldn't know the meaning of Easter which is recognized all over the world, even by people of other cultures and religions. Knowledge is a powerful thing. :D

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Well, I more or less didn't know what it stood for, everyone I know says it's a significant thing, but never told me what that thing was.

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now explain something to me terra:

Whats happening to the face of the fox in your avi?

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