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Resurrection Sunday of the Bunny

March 25th, 2005 Visited 1227 times, 3 so far today

Crown of ThornsWe borrowed “Rack, Shack and Benny” from the Church library a couple of weeks ago, and it has the infamous “Bunny Song” on it. No, it’s not the original, which had Mr. Nezzer singing “I won’t go to church and I won’t go to school…”, but it talked about it at the end. The comment was made by Phil Vischer that they learned that they couldn’t make the bad song a catchy tune.

Satan knows the power of catchy things. It’s part of the reason of the sexual onslaught that we face everywhere we turn. It’s also in the continual attempt to replace Christianity with other imagery. Santa Claus has remained the secular imprint of Christmas, but the Easter Bunny proves that people now associate it with Easter– and call Easter the holiday. Good thing it’s not “Christmas Claus!”

In both cases, Christians have an interesting moral dilemma. First off, the odds that Christmas was the true birthday of Jesus are not very good at all. Second, we know when in the Jewish Calendar Jesus was crucified (during Passover) and passover is now a month later than “Easter”. How do we figure out Easter?

Easter is observed on the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox. (Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter)

It is very accurate? I don’t know– though I probably would like to see it bound to Passover, instead of a lunar calendar. In any case, I prefer Resurrection Sunday myself…

So, Happy Resurrection Sunday all of you– He is RISEN!

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  • Wendy Miller says on: March 26, 2005 at 10:58 am

     

    I think it’s a little morbid that you christians celebrate the killing and torture of your savior, kind of weird isn’t it?

  • bipolrfrenzy says on: March 27, 2005 at 11:22 pm

     

    …and to you brother MIn!

    Wendy, Easter Sunday is about celebrating the RISEN Savior! As far as I know, there isn’t a holiday depicting what you just posted.

  • MInTheGap says on: March 28, 2005 at 10:25 am

     

    Just to follow off of ‘frenzy’s last comment– Christianity is the only “religion” where the founder came back from the dead. Every other religion is based on a guy who is still dead. The hope of Easter is that even though Christ died (as we all do), He arose and in that we know that we will too!

  • Heather says on: October 1, 2007 at 9:49 pm

     

    Easter or Ostara was originally to celebrate the fertility Goddess Ester (which is also where the hormone name “estrogen” originated from) and was celebrated during at the time of the vernal equinox to welcome the longer days and therefore the growing season. The full moon was probably incoporated because due to the “ripeness” of it’s size and as a further tribute to Ester since the moon ruled feminine things and the sun masculine.

    It was usual (except in Christianity) for the conquering nation to super-impose their holidays onto the old ones and they commonly “married” the local god or goddess to the new god or goddess to make the transition more palatable.

    Do I misunderstand your post? Passover has nothing to do with Jesus.

  • MInTheGap says on: October 2, 2007 at 8:40 am

     

    “Easter” is a pagan holiday– of which we have no argument.

    The catholic church tried to appropriate the winter solstice as a celebration of Christ’s birth– which was its attempt to superimpose a Christian meaning to a pagan holiday.

    Passover has everything to do with Jesus. Starting backwards, it was stated that Christ died on the Passover, Jesus had the Passover supper with his disciples on the night he was betrayed, passover was created by God as a symbol of what Christ would do on the cross (salvation from sin).

    I could go into the details of the passover supper and how it related to Christ (everything from the bread that is pierced but not broken, hidden and then found again, etc) if you’re interested, but suffice it to say that it’s important that passover and Christ’s death/burial/resurrection is linked.

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