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What does Easter mean to you?

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Message 1 - posted by BBC_Wear_Team, Apr 10, 2006

The meaning of Easter is different to everyone - for some it's a time to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for others it's a time to go egg bowling.

Maybe you're celebrating Vaisakhi or Passover - or does your Easter celebration have nothing to do with religion at all?

What does it mean to you? What do you tend to do over Easter?
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Message 2 - posted by Betty Davies, Apr 11, 2006

What does easter mean to me LOL it means I dont have to work on Good Friday or Easter Monday but in the rest of the weekend and the week.

Happy easter.
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Message 3 - posted by U2448401, Apr 11, 2006

Bells,sweet dresses and pop socks
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Message 4 - posted by youngconburtlady, Jun 26, 2006

The meaning of Easter is different to everyone - for some it's a time to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for others it's a time to go egg bowling.

Maybe you're celebrating Vaisakhi or Passover - or does your Easter celebration have nothing to do with religion at all?

What does it mean to you? What do you tend to do over Easter?

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One of the oldest fairy stories.
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Message 5 - posted by U2059163, Jun 28, 2006

The Bible should start ''Once upon a time''.
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Message 6 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Jun 28, 2006

Well hostess, you seem to be well off season with this one. Why now?
The meaning of Easter is different to everyone - for some it's a time to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for others it's a time to go egg bowling.

Maybe you're celebrating Vaisakhi or Passover - or does your Easter celebration have nothing to do with religion at all?

What does it mean to you? What do you tend to do over Easter?

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Bit lowbrow,asking a potentially interesting question then dodging the issue with some daft reference to comparative religion and an attempt at lowest common denominator observations about what different communities do during the spring School holidaY.
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Message 7 - posted by U4824616, Jul 10, 2006



Maybe you're celebrating Vaisakhi or Passover - or does your Easter celebration have nothing to do with religion at all?

What does it mean to you? What do you tend to do over Easter?

For me the term 'Easter' is yet another non-biblical occasion which has managed to infiltrate the umbrella of 'religious customs' just like Xmas.
Im not sure how many people are interested or aware but it was actually derived from a non-biblical custom where villagers would roll out eggs in their fields around spring time in the hope they would bring fertility to their crops. They would also often place them near rabbit's dwellings in the hope they would protect them from 'evil spirits' which might want to create unfruitfullness.
They would then worship the g-d 'Oestre' and from that came the name.
Of course most people are not wholly bothered by the fact it is a non-biblical practice because of the worshiping of a pagan mighty one. Most people choose to conveniently overlook any religious anomalies and go along with the whole eggs and bunnies thing. Because. It's fun.
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Message 8 - posted by U4824616, Jul 10, 2006

The Bible should start ''Once upon a time''.

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That is a strange statement. Are u trying to say the bible is nothing more than a fairytale or are u jus putting somethin down for the sake of it?
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Message 9 - posted by youngobadiah, Jul 10, 2006

The Bible should start ''Once upon a time''.

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No the bible should start in the beggining, as it does start. If you have a problem with what the bible says you can always join the Pharisees.

LL7 nice post...i don't think the guy knows what hes talking about! <laugh>
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Message 10 - posted by youngobadiah, Aug 9, 2006

If you've checked my discussion, Easter or Passover, you will find Easter shouldn't be celebrated as it is today.
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Message 11 - posted by U2059163, Aug 10, 2006

Please tell me what proof you have that the Bible is not a fairy tale.
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Message 12 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Aug 10, 2006

Seeing Easter eggs in the shops in January !
The meaning of Easter is different to everyone - for some it's a time to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for others it's a time to go egg bowling.

Maybe you're celebrating Vaisakhi or Passover - or does your Easter celebration have nothing to do with religion at all?

What does it mean to you? What do you tend to do over Easter?

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Message 13 - posted by Wearamuda, Aug 10, 2006

I don't think it's meaningful to talk of whether 'the Bible' is 'true' or 'a fairy tale'. We're talking about a collection of different writings by different people put together over the course of centuries. Some of it is consistent with historical evidence, some of it is patently not, and for the rest there is simply no way of knowing or judging its accuracy. If we're talking about whether the Christ of the Bible was divine in some way, then that's a matter of faith, and as T.E. Lawrence so correctly pointed out, the whole essence of religion is that it's theological, not logical.
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Message 14 - posted by iansun31, Aug 11, 2006

easter means nothing to me except the friday and the monday off work
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Message 15 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Aug 11, 2006

We already have a surfeit of Spring Bank Holidays. These two days could usefully be moved to another time of year. At present it only benefits B&Q and Garden Centres. Good Friday services are generally evening events and the main event is a sunday anyway so no disruption to the liturgical calendar.
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Message 16 - posted by U2059163, Aug 27, 2006

If the God, that all you religious types believe in in so powerfull, why does he let wars happen, and little children die of terrible diseases. If he produced miracles in the beginning, why doesn't he produce them now, or has he run out of them.
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Message 17 - posted by youngobadiah, Aug 30, 2006

please read Jeremiah.
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Message 18 - posted by U4824616, Sep 1, 2006

If the God, that all you religious types believe in in so powerfull, why does he let wars happen, and little children die of terrible diseases. If he produced miracles in the beginning, why doesn't he produce them now, or has he run out of them.

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oh. i c. we have another cliche phrase of the 'unbelieving sector of society.' well fair enough.
first of all im not goin2 pretend2 know the perfect answer to these questions. im nt bigheaded. HOWEVER. Firstly,war's are man's own making generally speaking. Secondly, the Father has a plan, he is omniscient and we do not always understand the bigger plan he has. Although sayin that there are many scriptures showing us plans of The end of the Age and such like(isaiah, jeremiah, revelation to name but a few)
Oh and the Father produces miracles and blessings every day its just some of us choose not to see them. Or at least not to appreciate them.
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Message 19 - posted by a_new_leaf, Sep 1, 2006

point tehm out tehn!!!

you just gav ea generic _god moves in mysteios ways_ answer<doh>

some ppl will hav a problem with religios ppl saying _i know god exists/is teh way_

and tehn saying

_i dont know why some religios things hapen_

its how a line is drawn between what you know, what you take in faiht adn what you refute taht a cynic finds unpaletabel

im not saying religion is right or rwong-- i dont care either way just pointing out why some ppl ask questions liek taht
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Message 20 - posted by youngobadiah, Sep 1, 2006

to get people thinking!
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