Thread: The Easter Bunny ????
03-27-2005, 06:06 AM #1
The Easter Bunny ????
Yeah what is the deal with the easter bunny ? Whats a rabbit got to do with this Jesus dude rising from his cave or whatever ?
Crock of sh1t i think personaly
03-27-2005, 06:24 AM #2
I kind of wondered that myself.
03-27-2005, 06:48 AM #3
any1 got any theroeys
03-27-2005, 07:01 AM #4
Thats an american/english thing, we dont have the bunny here. Ony kids dressing up as witches and going around like it was halloween and bitch about candy.
03-27-2005, 07:17 AM #5
Still cant understand the bunny thing
03-27-2005, 08:03 AM #6
Where do you think easter eggs come from? A factory
03-27-2005, 08:04 AM #7
Off the top of my head:
It started in a pagan religion...
Was incorporated into christianity by early pagan initiates: people who were converted from paganism to christianity.
Other things include: wedding rings...christmas trees etc... all started as pagan traditions
03-27-2005, 08:09 AM #8Senior Member
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The symbol of the Easter Bunny originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earth symbol, the rabbit.
The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. In fact, Easter itself was not widely celebrated in America until after that time.
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03-27-2005, 08:49 AM #9Originally Posted by Chemical King
03-27-2005, 08:52 AM #10
Ummm...it's about making money. If you're not a Christian would you care how bad you bastardized something to make a nickel!? It's all about making money off of everyone and preserving only your own.
03-27-2005, 12:00 PM #11
jusus this jesus that, there are some many jesus's in my town but most are cleaning toilets or making tacos.
03-27-2005, 12:03 PM #12
christmas and easter both existed before the time of christ. the church picked those dates convieniently.
03-27-2005, 12:05 PM #13
03-27-2005, 12:16 PM #14
Egyptians and Persians used to dye eggs in spring colors and give them to friends as a symbol of renewed life long before Christ was born. The myths of several Eastern and middle Eastern cultures maintain that the earth itself was hatched from a giant egg.
Scholars believe the name Easter is derived from Oestar, a goddess of Spring and renewal. The rabbit or hare was the symbol of fertility, new life and of the moon in ancient Egypt. It may have become an Easter symbol because the date for Easter is determined by the moon.
03-28-2005, 08:09 AM #15
Here come's Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail...
03-28-2005, 08:54 AM #16Originally Posted by Billy_Bathgate
That depends on what your definition of the church is. Constantine actually made December 25th Christmas and morphed Easter to coincide with the day Christ rose from the dead. He did this to appeal to the masses. December 25th is not the birthday of Jesus, but the "birthdays" of many pagan gods. Jesus was actually born in September or October. Bubba74 is on with the origins of Easter.
What is more gross is where we get the tradition of dying easter eggs. In the past, priests would have sex with virgins on the altar and one year later sacrifice those babies on the same altar and dye these "easter eggs" in the blood. That is the true origin. Pretty sick, eh?
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