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PostSubject: Happy Easter....   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:31 am

NOTE: No rants or flames... get a sense of humor or look away. I'm NOT debating your faith or the validity of your convictions. Yes... I'm a Christian. Yes... I'm going to Hell. Yes... I'm looking forward playing Death Squads with ALL of you over there.

For you Christians...
Happy Easter!

If you are wondering what a bunny that poops brightly colorful eggs with chocolate filling had to do with Jesus, like I did... read the answer!

The celebration of Easter is a corruption of the Pagan celebration of Ēostre, during the middle ages in northern Europe. Monks, always looking for great ways to teach about their faith, noticed that the celebration of a critical point on their religion was celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox. This coincided with the spring celebration for Ēostre, the goddess of Spring Fertility; curiously enough, Ēostre is the root for the word “Estrogen”. Ēostre's symbolic representation was a pair of Moon Hares (rabbits) in a a basket of grain, seed and/or eggs to start the new planting season. Part of Ēostre's myth and folklore included the story of how she saved a hen from being eaten (why?) by turning it into a rabbit (like that is inedible!) which continued to lay colorful eggs (stories like this happen when you get cabin-fever!)

The monks, clever as ever (probably due the lack of TV, internet and porn) decided to to be sneaky like an Ork a fox, and borrowed the theme since both celebrated the new life and beginning. The bunny would be on a basket with lilies and flowers (symbolizing nature's rebirth, as well as the one of humanity), have a bell around its neck (symbolizing the church bells and call to faith & salvation) with eggs (food for the adults) and sweets (food for the children.) Over time, probably after the Spanish Conquistadores discovered chocolate (soon after the destruction of the Aztecs, one of the greatest mathematician civilizations ever lived) the egg and the sweet idea merged to form the chocolate egg.

Over time, Ēostre was forgotten (maybe it had to do with the Inquisition and the hunt for the heretic) and we were left confused on how to relate a bunny that poops brightly colorful eggs with chocolate filling with Jesus. Now you know...




For you others...

Long ago, as a child, this was my reasoning for the bunny while sitting in Church.


I guess somehow, I got traumatized like the kid below. Cruel people should not breed.

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:48 am

Happy Easter... again! Talk about recycling a post. Just Kidding Now, my oldest can read it and laughed... I think she got my bad genes. YEAY! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Mordheimer wrote:
Yes... I'm going to Hell. Yes... I'm looking forward playing Death Squads with ALL of you over there.


Catch you on the flip side LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:50 pm

LOL Happy Easter!

That is one twisted image of a bunny!

Laney Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:09 am

LMAO!

Interesting piece of info though. Never knew that. Shoulda figured it was something along the lines of Christmas (another pagan party).

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:53 pm

thats and erm.....interesting bunny picture
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:16 am

Hope you had a good easter, I sure did! Smile
Thanks for nice read as well! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:23 am

Recycling time... good posts never die. As you may know, we have a pair of pet bunnies.

Here is Ruby, being chase by my son...



I guess she decided to finally take a stance...



My son saw her evil intents and stopped...



A little too late. ATTACK!!!!



Moral of the story? Never chase the Easter Bunny. HAPPY EASTER!

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:28 am

Lol, great action pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Easter....   Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:27 pm

Happy Easter! Chocolate Eggs all round!

Laney:D

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