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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Let's see who I can offend today.

Could somebody please explain the Easter Bunny to me?  I can't wrap my head around how we use a giant rabbit to symbolize the holiest day in the Christian calender.  Last time I checked Easter was about Christ dying and rising again.  I know I am not the best Catholic out there but I am pretty sure I have that one right.  So where exactly did the vermin come from?



The other thing I don't understand is why in order to celebrate any Christian holiday we have to have a huge marketing gimmick meant to make us empty our wallets.  Can we not celebrate without buying our kids something?  I think it is safe to say that most kids out there today don't even know why we celebrate these holidays.  It is all about Santa and Bunnies and whatever else will come up next. 



It is also Passover this coming week, where is the Passover Bunny?  Oh that is right, the Jewish people seem to actually respect their religion and don't feel the need to turn it into something it isn't. 

Oh I was wrong, there is a Passover Bunny!


I know, I know I am bitching, and I am a hypocrite because I just finished dying the damn eggs with the boys, and I bought them baskets.  I feel like if I don't my kids will feel like they are missing out on what their friends get to do.  I am a sucker for peer pressure.  I just want the insanity to stop and my wallet to stop being raped.

11 comments:

  1. Seems to be a trend, my blog is about the relativity between the bunny and Jesus.

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  2. I LOVE THIS!! I just had this whole discussion with my little ones yesterday... It started with (sadly) my kitty bringing me a baby bunny yesterday & the girls asking "is that the Easter bunny?" (Yeah, it was a fun day.) Then it went to - "Why do they call it Easter?" to "What does the Easter bunny have to do with Jesus?" Here's what I got on the "Easter bunny" http://web.archive.org/web/20060331174718/http://altreligion.about.com/library/bl_easterbunny.htm

    Happy Easter my bloggie friend! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Wow, that was pretty interesting and I honestly had no idea. They don't teach you that kinda stuff in CCD. Thanks and Happy Easter to you and yours as well.

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  3. I think the rabbit is a sop to the pagans. There are a lot of druids out there who revere the bunny.

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    1. I just went the the link that Jenn sent and yup, that seems to be the case, thanks.

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  4. I was ranting about the same thing yesterday, and like you, I colored a ton of eggs with the kiddies. It just seems like even Easter is being overly commercialized, like a spring-time Christmas...I think it's so fucking ridiculous

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  5. The rabbit is connected to the pagan beliefs regarding the spring equinox and Eostra, the goddess of spring and fertility, thus the rabbit symbolism.

    I taught my children the biblical teachings regarding all of the holidays we celebrate and we have gone over them every year.. I allow them their fun with eggs n' bunnies n' baskets but as long as they know the true meaning I'm good.

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  6. it's katie, so how do eggs fit into this gimmic, bunnies don't lay eggs, so why eggs?

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  7. So don't buy the stuff. The kids will be just fine if you don't dye eggs and buy baskets.

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