Easter bunny.

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Why do people assume the easter bunny crap is for everyone on the planet. For the past week people have been asking my daughter if she's excited for the damn easter bunny. What I'm doing for easter and balahh blah blahh. I say oh sorry we're not christian and we don't do the easter bunny story....Its the end of the world because heaven forbid i don't keep up with the sacred tradition of lying to my child about a magic bunny that breaks into your house to hide the eggs you colored and give you chocolate...thats apparently the best way to "celebrate" the death of the Christians savior. Can someone please explain this tradition to me??? I get Santa...to a degree. Jesus was born then apparently...and we give gifts to celebrate his birth...But easter??? Jesus died then...why is it necessary to color eggs and have a giant bunny hide them...what is the relevance to jesus dying on the cross and when did it become acceptable to celebrate the brutal death of a great profit...whats up with it...i just don't get it ..you think it would be a time to mourn...not celebrate.

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Charlie - posted on 04/23/2011

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It is said it may have been derived from " god friday " OR Generally, English speaking countries and the Dutch call Friday of the Holy Week as "Good Friday". Its said that in Early Modern English, "Good" had a meaning in the sense of "Holy".

Oxford puts the reference under "good":-

a) Pious, devout; worthy of approbation from the religious point of view.

b) of books, etc.: Tending to spiritual edification. the good book: spec. the Bible.

c) of a day or season observed as holy by the church.

Good tide: (a) Christmas; (b) Shrove Tuesday. Cf. GOOD FRIDAY.

Merriam-Webster says under etymology: "from its special sanctity" American-Heritage gives "[From good, pious, holy (obsolete).]" So, "good" as used here is just an archaic form of "holy".


Also it was celebrating the sacrifice he made in his death the meaning behind his death , they believe gave his life for ours .

Charlie - posted on 04/23/2011

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We love pagan festivals .....they had such wonderful ideas of symbology .....but no it isnt for everyone .



Like Joanna said it has no relevance to jesus it is a spring festival celebrating fertility and new life in this time of year in your neck of the woods .



Santa is ALSO pagan some say it is from saint nicholas and some of it was inspired by that but inspiration goes way back to germanic paganism and the norse god Odin , there are also links to dutch and scandanavian folklore .



as for christians celebrating the death of christ ...they were actually celebrating his resurrection one of the "miracles" he performed during his time NOT his death .

Firebird - posted on 04/23/2011

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P.S. The Easter Bunny was *originally* meant to symbolize the return of spring. I'm really not sure where the christians get off taking it to celebrate the supposed "rebirth" of their christ.

Firebird - posted on 04/23/2011

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The Easter Bunny isn't christian actually, it's pagan. Long story short, the christians just hijacked it so more pagans would convert.

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Sneaky - posted on 04/26/2011

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Wait! Easter isn't about eggs and chocolate?

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My parents LIED to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie - posted on 04/25/2011

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So, let me get this straight.... Easter ISN"T about the Easter bunny and eggs and chocolate?! Who knew? Oh well

Cynthia - posted on 04/23/2011

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This easter is crap for me already. stupid exwife in law, stupid teenage kids, stupid husband. all i want to do is make my son happy. o yeah stupid school for putting this huge idea into his head about what i was going to do for him. and stupid store, the parking lot looked like they had carnival rides inside. At 6 my son is too smart for this stupid holiday anyway. he saw the stuff at the store weeks b4 now. i couldnt lie to him so i just told him it was for fun. he told our neighbors boy and i had to hear about it... but you know what, the bunny lie isnt as crazy as the jesus lie.

Johnny - posted on 04/23/2011

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I just like that fact that all this crap about bunnies, hunt, parties, and especially chocolate gives me something fun to do. I'm not Christian either. So it would suck to have nothing to do on Good Friday or Easter Sunday when all the stores are closed. Thanks to hijacked pagan celebrations subjected to modern commercialism, I've got something to do and an excuse to eat chocolate. Besides, I love love love lying to my kid.

It does irritate me though when people can't just accept that we don't all do the same stuff. So what if you don't. I don't get why anyone else should be at all bothered by it.

Kate CP - posted on 04/23/2011

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His death was supposedly on Good Friday (what makes it "good" I never understood, but whatever). According to the bible he rose from his crypt 3 days later (on Sunday) and thus the Christian religion was born.

You know how pissed off Christians get when you point out they're violating the 1st commandment of putting no God before Jehova? Yea...pretty pissed, come to find out. :/

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Ah that makes sense.. I knew the pagan holidays and rituals were ripped off by most modern religions...i just didn't think the easter bunny was too... I figured he was like santa, just another way to make you spend your money on crap.

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