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Happy Easter 2018
Topic Started: Apr 1 2018, 04:14 AM (543 Views)
Stef
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Happy Easter everyone! :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1KygRlBTh7Dg9HKCCr658MD/how-to-make-easter-mean-more

In friendship,
Stef
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. – Aesop
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BigE

Happy Easter Brother!
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Tsalagi
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A happy Easter to his followers
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Tanks, Stef, and the same to you and to all.
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Skeptic1

Happy Easter to all you believers!

Here is my favorite Easter joke:

At church service on Easter Sunday the preacher called all of the young children to the front of the church to discuss the meaning of Easter.

The children sat in a circle around the preacher as he asked, "Who knows what Resurrection means?"

None of the children knew, but a little girl raised her hand and said,
"I don't know what Resurrection means, but if you have one for four hours you have to see a doctor."

:rotflmao: :cheers:

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Tsalagi
Apr 1 2018, 10:17 AM
A happy Easter to his followers
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http://pocm.info/ Happy Eostre. Another purloined pagan celebration.
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Skeptic1
Apr 1 2018, 11:32 AM
Happy Easter to all you believers!

Here is my favorite Easter joke:

At church service on Easter Sunday the preacher called all of the young children to the front of the church to discuss the meaning of Easter.

The children sat in a circle around the preacher as he asked, "Who knows what Resurrection means?"

None of the children knew, but a little girl raised her hand and said,
"I don't know what Resurrection means, but if you have one for four hours you have to see a doctor."

:rotflmao: :cheers:

A Happy Easter to you too!

Love the joke!
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Happy Easter! :victory:



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Happy Easter, a.k.a. Resurrection Sunday - He Is Risen!
Soli Deo gloria
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Happy Easter and Happy April fool's day !
http://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_times_has_Easter_been_on_April_1
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Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.
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Stef
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Thank you all for your responses and I hope you all had a great day yesterday.

Stef
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Apr 2 2018, 12:53 AM
Happy Easter, a.k.a. Resurrection Sunday - He Is Risen!
What never fell cannot rise.
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I see that our resident theologian graced us with his usual in depth knowledge of all things related to Christianity and its history.

Not that it is that important and certainly it was not the spirit of this thread, but hey, why not help when one can, right?
Indeed, way back in history, Christians tried to move away altogether from some pagan occasions and convert some others into Christian celebrations.

Anyway, with regard to the origin of the name of the festivity this thread relates to ... well, I prefer to rely on sources which are not driven by conspiracy agendas.
For example, the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Easter-holiday

An excerpt from this very short article. (underline mine)
“The English word Easter, which parallels the German word Ostern, is of uncertain origin. One view, expounded by the Venerable Bede in the 8th century, was that it derived from Eostre, or Eostrae, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility. This view presumes—as does the view associating the origin of Christmas on December 25 with pagan celebrations of the winter solstice—that Christians appropriated pagan names and holidays for their highest festivals. Given the determination with which Christians combated all forms of paganism (the belief in multiple deities), this appears a rather dubious presumption. There is now widespread consensus that the word derives from the Christian designation of Easter week as in albis, a Latin phrase that was understood as the plural of alba (“dawn”) and became eostarum in Old High German, the precursor of the modern German and English term. The Latin and Greek Pascha (“Passover”) provides the root for Pâques, the French word for Easter.”

Or, as some of our friends in this Forum know, Pascua in Spanish, or Pasqua in Italian, etc., etc.

In any event, I opened this thread in genuine friendship and wanted to keep it simple and friendly. Most contributors clearly understood the spirit.
It seems that some want to convert it into a contentious and negative debate. They are of course free to do so but I'll leave it here.

Stef
Edited by Stef, Apr 2 2018, 01:09 PM.
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Stef
Apr 2 2018, 01:06 PM
I see that our resident theologian graced us with his usual in depth knowledge of all things related to Christianity and its history.

Not that it is that important and certainly it was not the spirit of this thread, but hey, why not help when one can, right?
Indeed, way back in history, Christians tried to move away altogether from some pagan occasions and convert some others into Christian celebrations.

Anyway, with regard to the origin of the name of the festivity this thread relates to ... well, I prefer to rely on sources which are not driven by conspiracy agendas.
For example, the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Easter-holiday

An excerpt from this very short article. (underline mine)
“The English word Easter, which parallels the German word Ostern, is of uncertain origin. One view, expounded by the Venerable Bede in the 8th century, was that it derived from Eostre, or Eostrae, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility. This view presumes—as does the view associating the origin of Christmas on December 25 with pagan celebrations of the winter solstice—that Christians appropriated pagan names and holidays for their highest festivals. Given the determination with which Christians combated all forms of paganism (the belief in multiple deities), this appears a rather dubious presumption. There is now widespread consensus that the word derives from the Christian designation of Easter week as in albis, a Latin phrase that was understood as the plural of alba (“dawn”) and became eostarum in Old High German, the precursor of the modern German and English term. The Latin and Greek Pascha (“Passover”) provides the root for Pâques, the French word for Easter.”

Or, as some of our friends in this Forum know, Pascua in Spanish, or Pasqua in Italian, etc., etc.

In any event, I opened this thread in genuine friendship and wanted to keep it simple and friendly. Most contributors clearly understood the spirit.
It seems that some want to convert it into a contentious and negative debate. They are of course free to do so but I'll leave it here.

Stef
Not sure I'd put much faith in the Venerable Bede in these more enlightened days. Still, more sources than your apologetic have Eostre as the pagan root of you Easter. As well xmas is also another purloined pagan holiday/festival. Of course your mythical man is also an adaptation of several ancient pagan rising god myths. Nothing preserves paganism with more loyalty than xianity. Nore is their a larger conspiracy in the history of mankind than that conspiracy which claims their is a god and there was a jesus.
Religion in general and xianity in particular, is the worst scourge, the foulest plague to ever beset mankind.
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Apr 3 2018, 12:12 PM
None is their a larger conspiracy in the history of mankind than that conspiracy which claims their is a god and there was a jesus.
Who specifically - was involved in this conspiracy you claim?
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Apr 3 2018, 03:00 PM
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Apr 3 2018, 12:12 PM
None is their a larger conspiracy in the history of mankind than that conspiracy which claims their is a god and there was a jesus.
Who specifically - was involved in this conspiracy you claim?
Everyone who was and is part of the Church Of The pedophile.
Religion in general and xianity in particular, is the worst scourge, the foulest plague to ever beset mankind.
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Apr 3 2018, 03:54 PM
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Apr 3 2018, 03:00 PM
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Apr 3 2018, 12:12 PM
None is their a larger conspiracy in the history of mankind than that conspiracy which claims their is a god and there was a jesus.
Who specifically - was involved in this conspiracy you claim?
Everyone who was and is part of the Church Of The pedophile.
I mean who created the Jesus myth you're so adamant that happened?
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