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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter bunny and Easter egg

            This morning, I was watching CNN, and they had a short piece on the history of two Easter traditions we in the community of believers in Jesus sometimes avoid speaking about:  the Easter bunny and the Easter egg.
            According to this piece, the Easter bunny comes from Germany.  It derived from a fertility cult, given that rabbits are known for that ability.  Coloring eggs also comes from a fertility cult.  It was mentioned that in Greece, as someone over time has somewhat Christianized this tradition, eggs are dyed blood red on the Thursday before Easter.
            I recently read, and may have even quoted previously, that any religion based on sex will always be popular, albeit based on emotion and not on intellectual defensibility.

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