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Old 03-23-2010, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Easter Still Relevant?

Personally for Christianity I believe it is, but it's become so over-marketed etc that it has lost it's meaning. If you don't celebrate Jesus rising from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion then why is it relevant to others?

It's always bothered me really, and I'd like to hear what others think on the matter. Feel free to give me a good reason why non-Christians/Catholics etc should celebrate it too?
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Feel free to give me a good reason why non-Christians/Catholics etc should celebrate it too?
Like most holidays, it can be summed up in two words: family tradition.
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Personally for Christianity I believe it is, but it's become so over-marketed etc that it has lost it's meaning. If you don't celebrate Jesus rising from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion then why is it relevant to others?

It's always bothered me really, and I'd like to hear what others think on the matter. Feel free to give me a good reason why non-Christians/Catholics etc should celebrate it too?
it's like Christmas with a different name and less gifts.

that and people like having statutory holidays on a regular basis, ever notice that there's usually one holiday per month. holiday... holy day? dun dun DUN....
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i suppose this depends on your religious persuasion. though by and large, even christians seem to be interested in a giant candy-gifting bunny than zombie christ...
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hmmm.... if the church advertised it more like zombie christ they might get a better response with the younger generations.
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I'm just in it for the strippers and blow. Isn't that what this holiday is about?
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It's just an excuse to see your family and eat chocolate, what's so bad about that?
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Personally for Christianity I believe it is, but it's become so over-marketed etc that it has lost it's meaning. If you don't celebrate Jesus rising from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion then why is it relevant to others?

It's always bothered me really, and I'd like to hear what others think on the matter. Feel free to give me a good reason why non-Christians/Catholics etc should celebrate it too?
I always view Easter as a celebration of Spring and the sweetness of family and childhood fun, Vanilla.

When I was growing up, Easter had the same happy feeling of fun and friendship as did May Day, which in Iowa as a child we celebrated (and some people still do!) by making little paper baskets filled with a few candies or treats to leave on friends' doorsteps...just to make life a little happier for them. Both holidays involved going outside and appreciating nature and young little animals (chicks, baby rabbits) and plants (new violets and other early flowers).

On Easter morning, my mom always surprised us (so it wasn't really a surprise) with Easter baskets at breakfast, with little plastic eggs with a candy inside, and that was fun. Later, we had plastic Easter egg hunts outside...those were an exciting family and sometimes community event!

The night before, we blew and dyed eggs...which now as a vegan I wouldn't do, aware as I am that people slaughter the millions of male siblings of egg-laying hens, so any egg in your hand is really a symbol of DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!

Again, Easter for me is simply a celebration of Spring, whereas for Christians I know it is THE most important holiday, because they hope so much that their belief in this religion means they will have an afterlife.
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