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K&R LiberalEsto Apr 2012 #1
+1 Shadowflash Apr 2012 #2
Maybe to you and many others, not to everyone Starboard Tack Apr 2012 #25
that's pretty much it. canuckledragger Apr 2012 #47
Most KKKristians have no idea what Easter is about dickthegrouch Apr 2012 #3
What an ugly post. Too bad a jury voted to allow it, but on the other hand, maybe cbayer Apr 2012 #22
+1 sorta. Wait Wut Apr 2012 #23
Happy Easter! Starboard Tack Apr 2012 #26
Did you mean all christians or just rightwing hate-filled intolerant bigoted christians? Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #27
Sorry, I do differentiate between KKKristians and Christians dickthegrouch Apr 2012 #43
Do you know that root affects only the English and Germanic names of the day? rug Apr 2012 #4
Yeah the vernal equinox and rebirth thing is just pure semantics dmallind Apr 2012 #8
It's not semantics, it's coincidence. rug Apr 2012 #11
They will grab at any straw to push their agenda. Leontius Apr 2012 #12
There's a term for that. rug Apr 2012 #13
Think about this Leontius Apr 2012 #18
You're making a false equivalency. harmonicon Apr 2012 #24
One more reference than there is for Easter then. dmallind Apr 2012 #17
Coincidence - that two festivals celebrating regained occur near the vernal equinox? dmallind Apr 2012 #16
Correct. Coincidence. rug Apr 2012 #19
that is just silly. Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #30
Try as I may, I cannot respond to coinkydink. rug Apr 2012 #34
Not a coincidence Marrah_G Apr 2012 #49
Are you seriously arguing that Passover is not about rebirth? Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #31
No. rug Apr 2012 #33
That was the only question. Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #36
Given a choice to celebrate the holiday with carnal pleasures and fecundity or ... TahitiNut Apr 2012 #14
You assume one precludes the other. rug Apr 2012 #20
Well ... TahitiNut Apr 2012 #21
The word Easter has more to do with etymology than theology. AlbertCat Apr 2012 #28
Glad you agree. rug Apr 2012 #35
Easter Isn't Even Christian dynasaw Apr 2012 #5
Easter Isn't Even Christian dynasaw Apr 2012 #6
Right... Eostre... Ishtar... Joseph8th Apr 2012 #9
Unfortunately, nearly everything that page says about Eostre is made up recently muriel_volestrangler Apr 2012 #32
one question: why do you think Easter is named Easter? provis99 Apr 2012 #37
Bede was a Christian, and he is the only source for its name muriel_volestrangler Apr 2012 #38
The claim that Easter = some Eostre celebration is absurd. Igel Apr 2012 #48
A rabbit in a snappy bow tie? immoderate Apr 2012 #7
our war on Easter has been a tremendous success d_r Apr 2012 #10
ah, thank you-- that was wonderful niyad Apr 2012 #15
And if Jesus sees his shadow on Sunday? GoneOffShore Apr 2012 #29
It would be extremely informative to have a careful cultural history struggle4progress Apr 2012 #39
That limb is too high and too far out to hold your argument. darkstar3 Apr 2012 #40
You, of course, have golden opportunity here to contribute to our cultural knowledge, struggle4progress Apr 2012 #42
A few things darkstar3 Apr 2012 #44
I guess you can take the view that it would be natural for first century peasants in Roman occupied struggle4progress Apr 2012 #45
Who said anything about the first century, Captain Disingenuous? darkstar3 Apr 2012 #46
I think the more likely source for the word Easter is England Leontius Apr 2012 #41
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