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04-04-2017, 09:43 AM
Egg Hunt with no mention of Easter
Christians are apparently outraged that the National Trust and Cadbury's have advertised their annual egg hunt without mentioning Easter.

From a report on the BBC news website today:

Theresa May has described the decision to drop the word Easter from the name of Cadbury and National Trust egg hunts as "absolutely ridiculous".

Her comments come after the Archbishop of York said calling the event the Cadbury Egg Hunt was like "spitting on the grave" of the firm's Christian founder, John Cadbury.

But Cadbury said Easter was referred to on much of its packaging and marketing.
The National Trust also denied it was downplaying the significance of Easter.
It said there were more than 13,000 references to Easter on its website and that it runs a programme of activities to mark the event.

Meanwhile, a descendant of John Cadbury pointed out that "as a Quaker, he didn't celebrate Easter".

His great-great-great-great-granddaughter, Esther McConnell, said: "He believed that every day is equally sacred and, back then, this was expressed by not marking festivals."


I suspect that I am not alone in being unable to find any reference to chocolate eggs in the New Testament, nor any mention of eggs at all, come to that.

If I actually believed in any gods I would be complaining that Theresa May and John Sentamu (Archbishop of York aka Primate of England) made no mention of Eostre.

Why do Christians think it is terrible if their mythical figures are not forced upon everyone else? One would think that the Prime Minister would have more important things to think about, but perhaps she is trying to divert attention away from the omnishambles generated by Brexit.

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04-04-2017, 09:48 AM
RE: Egg Hunt with no mention of Easter
(04-04-2017 09:43 AM)Norm Deplume Wrote:  Christians are apparently outraged that the National Trust and Cadbury's have advertised their annual egg hunt without mentioning Easter.

From a report on the BBC news website today:

Theresa May has described the decision to drop the word Easter from the name of Cadbury and National Trust egg hunts as "absolutely ridiculous".

Her comments come after the Archbishop of York said calling the event the Cadbury Egg Hunt was like "spitting on the grave" of the firm's Christian founder, John Cadbury.

But Cadbury said Easter was referred to on much of its packaging and marketing.
The National Trust also denied it was downplaying the significance of Easter.
It said there were more than 13,000 references to Easter on its website and that it runs a programme of activities to mark the event.

Meanwhile, a descendant of John Cadbury pointed out that "as a Quaker, he didn't celebrate Easter".

His great-great-great-great-granddaughter, Esther McConnell, said: "He believed that every day is equally sacred and, back then, this was expressed by not marking festivals."


I suspect that I am not alone in being unable to find any reference to chocolate eggs in the New Testament, nor any mention of eggs at all, come to that.

If I actually believed in any gods I would be complaining that Theresa May and John Sentamu (Archbishop of York aka Primate of England) made no mention of Eostre.

Why do Christians think it is terrible if their mythical figures are not forced upon everyone else? One would think that the Prime Minister would have more important things to think about, but perhaps she is trying to divert attention away from the omnishambles generated by Brexit.

Thoughts?

Religious people are scared that they're a dying breed, so anything is seen as removing god/jebus/ra/Zeus, et al, they become defensive that it's a sudden attack.

What they should be doing, rather than looking like a bunch of whiny babies, is to embrace secularism as a way to broaden their world view and seem (at least on the outside) to appear more inviting to the non-believer.


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04-04-2017, 09:52 AM
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04-04-2017, 10:08 AM
RE: Egg Hunt with no mention of Easter
(04-04-2017 09:43 AM)Norm Deplume Wrote:  Why do Christians think it is terrible if their mythical figures are not forced upon everyone else? One would think that the Prime Minister would have more important things to think about, but perhaps she is trying to divert attention away from the omnishambles generated by Brexit.

Thoughts?

I always thought it was funny that the "Christian Easter" Cadbury egg was imprinted with an 8-pointed star:
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Which is the symbol of Ishtar/Astarte, the Babylonian goddess of love/spring/fertility. The star symbol is also used for the Morning Star, which we know as Venus - named for the Roman version of Ishtar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar

It's a pagan holiday dedicated to a pagan goddess.

And chocolate was around in 1900 BCE, but only in America before the 16th century. Using chocolate in relation to a Christian holiday just seems really silly. Quetzalcoatl would not approve.
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04-04-2017, 10:16 AM
RE: Egg Hunt with no mention of Easter
(04-04-2017 09:43 AM)Norm Deplume Wrote:  Thoughts?

When I reads the title I memed in my mind being a voluptuous brunette lying back on the cushions saying

"Come hunt my eggs."

Does that count, or should I sober up before posting? Consider

Also, Easter is April 16th. I learned that yesterday. I'm kinda proud of my sociability rn. Big Grin

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04-04-2017, 10:36 AM
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(04-04-2017 10:08 AM)Rockblossom Wrote:  
(04-04-2017 09:43 AM)Norm Deplume Wrote:  Why do Christians think it is terrible if their mythical figures are not forced upon everyone else? One would think that the Prime Minister would have more important things to think about, but perhaps she is trying to divert attention away from the omnishambles generated by Brexit.

Thoughts?

I always thought it was funny that the "Christian Easter" Cadbury egg was imprinted with an 8-pointed star:
[Image: 31.jpg]

Which is the symbol of Ishtar/Astarte, the Babylonian goddess of love/spring/fertility. The star symbol is also used for the Morning Star, which we know as Venus - named for the Roman version of Ishtar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar

It's a pagan holiday dedicated to a pagan goddess.

And chocolate was around in 1900 BCE, but only in America before the 16th century. Using chocolate in relation to a Christian holiday just seems really silly. Quetzalcoatl would not approve.
This. What those people are actually complaining about is people celebrating a pagan festival by partaking in pagan customs.

If xtians want to celebrate the xtian easter, which they used to hijack the pagan festival in any case, good for them. No-one is stopping them. But they need to back the fuck off criticizing other people doing the same.
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04-04-2017, 10:38 AM
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If the Christians that are complaining about this actually stopped to think about it for a moment, they might realize that disassociating Easter from the probably pagan based egg laying rabbit might actually a good thing. Then we might start to think that at least they are starting to take their beliefs seriously again.

Just like at sometime in the past the church (the Catholic one I think) was actually against the pagan based "Christmas tree", that now Christians seem hell bent on insisting is a Christian symbol.

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04-04-2017, 10:57 AM
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(04-04-2017 10:38 AM)unsapien Wrote:  Just like at sometime in the past the church (the Catholic one I think) was actually against the pagan based "Christmas tree", that now Christians seem hell bent on insisting is a Christian symbol.

One of many things I find particularly irritating about Christianity: it incorporated a lot of ceremonies, holidays, and symbols from various pagan traditions. Okay. No problem if they want to share. But Christians don't share. They take, then insist that the holiday, symbol, whatever was theirs all along and everyone else can just back off! That's how we get the ridiculous "Jesus is the reason for the season." nonsense. When someone says that, I try to be polite while suppressing the thing I want to say : " The Reason for the bedamned Season is the friggin' Winter Solstice, you Idiot!! Facepalm
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04-04-2017, 11:00 AM
RE: Egg Hunt with no mention of Easter
I've grown up as a Christian with Christian things like Christmas and Easter being celebrated.
I'm an atheist but I can't stand the idea of a "holiday" tree, and I think easter eggs should be called easter eggs.

But this situation doesn't seem like an issue, cadbury have said they're still calling them easter eggs and easter is included in much of their packaging and promotion.
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04-04-2017, 11:01 AM
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Teresa May should stick to pornos. Silent ones.

#sigh
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