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Crusader

Hallelujah! Glory to God!

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#41 12 years ago
adelphospro;4272840Maybe it uses the same name or was put in place of an old holiday, but it has a uniquely Christian meaning: Christ rose from the dead lol you can't really copy that

yeah, you cant get through to them, its the days we use to remember such events, it could happen in the middle of july, i wouldnt care, because im remembering the event that happened.




AlDaja

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#42 12 years ago
Archmage Cleps;4272783Was it? Christianity stole a lot of holidays, but I was under the impression that this was one they didn't steal.

They didn’t steal it – Jeffro is slightly misinformed – what Christianity did do is merge Judaism observance with pagan ritual of rebirth (hence the symbolism of the “Easter egg”). The Goddess of Fertility marked the death of the winter solstices and the birth or rebirth of life – spring. Ancient pagans and modern ones (Wicca, for example) still use the egg as the symbol to mark this occasion. Now the bunny was just good ol’ free market ingenuity.




Mr. Pedantic

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#43 12 years ago

I see.

Maybe it uses the same name or was put in place of an old holiday, but it has a uniquely Christian meaning: Christ rose from the dead lol you can't really copy that. If I remember correctly, Christian holidays were put in place so as to keep pagan countries content when they "became Christian". In other words, in order to please people who were used to multiple gods and holidays celebrating them, the Catholics exalted "saints" (Like the saint of lemons) and replacement holidays (it was part political). Example: If the US was "taken over", "Presidents Day" could become "Leaders Day". This would allow people to keep their holidays. Then to keep people happy the "leaders" created a "president of the people" person. In other words the Catholics were being "tricky tricky white boy"s. For this reason they have real practical meaning for believers and non-believers alike (they remind us of real events, and we celebrate through joy peace and happiness. Even without the reminder, people can celebrate)

So you're saying that the date that Christ resurrects himself is not determined by God or the Bible, but politics? Okay...




Crusader

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#44 12 years ago
Archmage Cleps;4272859I see. So you're saying that the date that Christ resurrects himself is not determined by God or the Bible, but politics? Okay...

not much diffrance to that hungry ghosts festival in your "old country" sherlock




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#45 12 years ago

Guys, let's not get into an argument on Easter.




adelphospro

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#46 12 years ago
Archmage Cleps;4272859I see. So you're saying that the date that Christ resurrects himself is not determined by God or the Bible, but politics? Okay...

Nope. We don't know the date, & it isn't very important, but what is important is the fact that He did rise from the dead. Same with His birth. That's what we celebrate.

I was just explaining why they copied pagan stuff for political reasons (Like the bunny for commercial reasons), but the message is the same & unaltered.