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Subject: Happy Easter, Everyone----gag!
Date Posted: 4/11/2009 10:33 PM ET
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I've never been much of an Easter person. Not into pastels and resurrections, I guess. 

I do love spring, though. I guess I'll simpy take time to appreciate the beauty of a new season and redesign a part of my garden.

 

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 1:06 AM ET
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We do Easter. I mean theres always room for chocolate and good food no matter your religion right?

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 11:31 AM ET
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It's all about the zombie jesus..... http://www.explosm.net/comics/1214/

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Date Posted: 4/12/2009 11:44 AM ET
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We raised our daughters with christmas and easter. Christmas is a winter celebration where we bake presents for everyone and Santa Claus  brings goodies down the chimney and leaves them under our well decorated christmas tree. Easter is when we bake cakes and cookies shaped like eggs and easter bunnies. It is to celebrate spring. The easter bunny comes and hides the colored hard boiled eggs and leave candy and gifts. We plant flowers and eat ham.

My 9 year old got into an argument yesterday with a kid who made fun of her for believing in the easter bunny and Santa Claus. She said,  why is it so difficult to believe in a man who can travel around the world in one night when you believe a man created the world in 7 days. Gotta love logic. (and no, i did not let her watch Religilous, but thought it was funny that she reasoned that out for herself)

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 12:04 AM ET
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Zombie Jesus - I like it.  When you think about it - Jesus arising from the dead is the definition of a zombie.

 

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 4:07 AM ET
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I have a very anti religious friend who calls Jesus something along the lines of the zombie son of an imaginary peeping Tom.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 3:09 PM ET
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 theres always room for chocolate and good food no matter your religion right?

Who said anything about skipping any feasts?  We ate plenty! And yeah, I had to sit through prayers. Whatever, as long as they pass the ham.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 9:15 PM ET
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Well we had no feast this year. None of us were up to making one this year. Family things are getting strained lately cause it always end in drama. This year no one wanted to organize anything ;(

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 10:20 PM ET
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I recognise it as a spring rite originated by pagans, changed by Christianity.

It's a celebration of rebirth.

And yes, gimme the ham and tater salad :)

Subject: So that's where my easter eggs came from!
Date Posted: 4/13/2009 11:48 PM ET
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Warning, could be considered gross, or at least freaky.  Definitely hide your child's eyes. ;)

http://homepage.mac.com/cdlogan/.Pictures/0003.jpg

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 3:31 PM ET
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I recognise it as a spring rite originated by pagans

Yeah, I always get a kick out that fact. That 'an Christmas and all the Pagan details embedded it it. Bwahhahahaha.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 4:37 PM ET
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I have no beef with easter, I like ham and hard boiled eggs. Neither mine or my SO's family are very churchy so it's really just a time to get together with family. We roased peeps over a fire at my uncle's house this year.

Subject: another way to look at it
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 6:55 PM ET
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Happy vernal equinox!  Have a family gathering and enjoy your favorite foods and enjoy each other!  Have a happy day!

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:12 PM ET
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I've always enjoyed Easter, though not so much for the religious aspects (I have my doubts that anyone rose from the dead, though it is possible to bury someone while still alive and have them recover from it). I always liked the symbolism--the resurrection as a symbol of new life, the egg as a symbol of the same. I like the warm sunshine, flowers, and newly growing garden (those are the usual conditions of Easter here in southern California).

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 1:39 AM ET
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I love the zombie Jesus thing, however my husband was completely insulted...I guess that's the problem with having a Christian and a...um, whatever religion I am, being together.