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Old 04-03-2010, 10:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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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?
O wow. I know this idea gets bounced around for Christmas every year - but I didn't realize Christians felt the same spiteful possessiveness about Easter as well. Anyway, I don't have a good reason and I don't even really notice or acknowledge it so I'm one less of the "others" who you need to worry about feeling that Easter is relevant.

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Like most holidays, it can be summed up in two words: family tradition.
Of course. Same answer as for Christmas and everybody knows this already. Jeez..

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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...
Haha - that is one positive aspect of Easter. I always get a laugh when I think of it as zombie worship.

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better question: is christianity still relevant?
That is a better question that also always comes up around Christmas and Easter. I say no and, as religions go, Christianity is a particularly bad one. It's only ever been relevant to the tiny fraction of Christians who actually become or remain better, nicer people because of their religion. I suppose there are a few of those but I'm not sure that it makes up for the ways that the religion teaches people to ignore reality and compels them to believe that they are something better than the world around them rather than a part of it.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I just find it annoying that Jesus got more time off over Easter weekend than some of my mates.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I just find it annoying that Jesus got more time off over Easter weekend than some of my mates.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I just find it annoying that Jesus got more time off over Easter weekend than some of my mates.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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better question: is christianity still relevant?
I don't believe that misguided people holding onto a 2000 year old myth is relevant in today's society
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It's relevant to my love of peanut butter and chocolate.

It's not relevant when the chocolate is hollow. I feel cheated when that happens
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
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It's not relevant when the chocolate is hollow. I feel cheated when that happens
But what if there's a toy inside?
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It's not relevant when the chocolate is hollow. I feel cheated when that happens
That works as a nice metaphor for the holiday itself though.
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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 don't even understand the question. How isn't it relevent?
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I don't even understand the question. How isn't it relevent?
There is two sides of Easter, the religious truth in Christanity of Christ's Resurrection, and the non-religious part like the tradition of chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. I don't what side Vanilla is thinking of, the religous, non-religous, or both. I think it would be revelant as a positive glimpse into the rest of Christian religion for non-Christians. But if a person is anti-Christian I really can't see how the religious side of the holiday would be relevant to them since they dislike it & dismiss it already.
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