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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jesus, eggs, and solid bunnies

A little boy was telling me the Easter story and he said that after Jesus died and they went to his tomb, Jesus wasn't there, because he was out delivering Easter baskets to all the good little children.


It was bound to happen sooner or later - the blending of Easter fantasy and Easter religion. One of our local churches even sponsored an Easter egg hunt last weekend.

It appears that this blend was actually a calculated move on the part of early Christians. They decided to incorporate some of the pagan traditions into Christianity to make the religion more palatable to those non-believers who didn't want to give up their spring festivities.

Whatever the reason for celebrating this weekend, I find it an excuse to have my once a year Cadbury egg, that sickeningly sweet confection, that the Easter Bunny lays on my kitchen table annually.
And if the Easter Bunny is reading this, please remember how I hate biting into one of those nice milk chocolate bunnies and finding that the entire center is all air. Solid chocolate only, please.

2 comments:

Jenna said...

I think it is interesting that so many of the 'Christian' holiday symbols are really pagan (Cmas trees, bunnies, eggs). It really all about the seasons and fertility. So we celebrate the season changes instead of the religion.

Mom said...

I agree. We are of an alternative religion that doesn't really have holidays so we take a "cafeteria" approach to traditional holidays. We take what we want to celebrate and leave the rest.