Happy Easter Sunday....

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  1. alexander1970
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    ....and many,many eggs. :D
     
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    Happy Easter!
     
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    Happy Easter to my fellow diabetics
     
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    Happy Easter! Dont forget Easter Sunday is not about the Easter Bunny, and try and get a moment of prayer in for our fellows in Sri Lanka.
     
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    Actually, Easter wasn't found in the Bible but a passover. Easter itself is a bunny and eggs and other false gods. According to this: The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring. The only reference to this goddess comes from the writings of the Venerable Bede, a British monk who lived in the late seventh and early eighth century.
     
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    Happy Easter , A Pagan Holiday at that but that said I had x2 Boiled Eggs on Friday and they were Lovely :lol:
     
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    Ostara was months ago :P
     
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    My enemies say "Gadzooks! It's spooks!"
    Shivering in their socks
    They know that they'll never, I'm far too clever
    They'll never outfox the fox!

    From that maybe ?:D
     
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    No, who's that? I just came up with a name.
    Edit: As in, who wrote the poem.
     
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    Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it. And happy Sunday to everyone else :D
     
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    And you too.
     
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    I can understand how you might be lead to believe that but actually when we dig deeper we find :
    Myth: "Easter" comes from the goddess named "Eostre"
    "Easter" means "dawn"
    The Old English word for the month of April was "Eosturmonað". The Venerable Bede (672-735) claimed that the word "Eostre" came from the name of a Saxon spring fertility goddess who went by that name. He wrote:

    "Eostur-monath, qui nunc Paschalis mensis interpretatur, quondam a Dea illorum quæ Eostre vocabatur, et cui in illo festa celebrabant nomen habuit: a cujus nomine nunc Paschale tempus cognominant, consueto antiquæ observationis vocabulo gaudia novæ solemnitatis vocantes." (De Ratione Temporum)

    "Eostur-monath, which now is translated Paschal month, was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, and whose name was celebrated in the festival at that [time]: by whose name they now designate the Paschal season, calling the joys of the new festival by the familiar ancient observance." (English translation)

    Thus unlike the Easter/Ishtar connection myth, there is some linguistic basis to the claim that the name "Easter" comes from the name of a Saxon goddess called "Eostre". However, if the feast of the goddess was as ancient as Bede claimed, it is doubtful that he would have actually known which came first, the name of the month "Eostur-monath" or the goddess "Eostre". In fact, "Eostur-monath" comes from "Ōstar-mānod", the Old Germanic name for the month of April. Thus the origin of this name of the month of April is more ancient than the Anglo-Saxon language itself. By Bede's time, the tradition of the goddess had already been established so it may have appeared to him that the month was named after the goddess. However, it is far more logical that the name of the month, which means, "East/Sunrise month", came first in the ancestral language of the Saxons, which is Old Germanic, because March is the time when the days noticeably begin to start earlier (as stated under the section for myth 2, the Saxon word "east" was a descriptive word that referred to the dawn or sunrise. The -er suffix in "Easter" comes from the influence of either the Proto-Germanic austra or the Old Frisian aster). This religiously neutral origin for the name of Eosturmonað, derived from the Old Germanic Ōstar-mānod, is very likely because each of the months of the Old Germanic calendar is named after a natural phenomenon that characterizes the month:
    Modern months Old Germanic months Meaning
    January Harti-mánód Severe frost month
    February Hornung Shedding of antlers
    March Lenzin-mānod. Spring month
    April Ōstar-mānod East/Sunrise month
    May Winni-mánód Graze month
    June Brāh-mānod Fallow month
    July Hewi-mānod Hay month
    And so on and so forth.
    But I think we get the general idea.
     
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    Well today Christians today celebrate it to commemorate the resurrection, you know Jesus most likely wasnt born around Christmas either.
     
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    If, and I’m just saying, if, he was actually born at all.... Don’t shoot the messenger :P
     
  18. azoreseuropa

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    Yes, that's right. Jesus was definitely wasn't born around Christmas either and so is called Easter which didn't found in the Bible. Easter and Bunny mixed was not related to Jesus being resurrection but it is being called passover.
     
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