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  weylinalastair

So the relevance of bunnies and eggs to christs ressurection are up to question again? Good! Because it is the similarities in religious principle that we should start looking at in this war torn world, rather then the differences. The origins of easter in the roman catholic tradition actually have roots in western european pagan tradition. Celebrated on the Spring Equinox, it was believed that on this day, the gods and goddesses gave new life to the dead and dormant earth. This was symbolic of the ressurection of gods who were usually considered "grain" gods ( also other gods of nature usually associated with the cycles of death and rebirth) whos rebirth would infuse their people with hope for a better future. The egg? The bunny? They're both symbols of fertility here (ironically, as is the cave...also associated with pagan spring equinox tradition). So the question still remains, what does this have too do with jesus? Well, on a day of divine fertility, when gods are given life anew...Jesus stepped out of a cave, a symbol of the womb of she who I would call the earth mother, and gave hope too his people. As I hope you can see, it is not the symbols we should be looking at, but what they mean.

Happy belated easter, and Namaste!

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longbow371

Apr 10 @ 12:35PM  
it is the similarities in religious principle that we should start looking at in this war torn world, rather then the differences

superb.

I have seen enough fighting to last a lifetime already, and I'm only about 1/2 way through my life. The majority I have seen is down to different religions. There should be no need for it
TastyCupcake

Apr 10 @ 2:40PM  
Thanks for the fascinating information.
bentan

Apr 10 @ 6:45PM  
I'm not religious, but I agree with what you are saying about looking beyond the symbols to get at the meaning. To me it is a principle that can be generalized well beyond religion into other areas of life and philosophy e.g. looking at the spirit and intention rather than the exact letter of the law.
ponme

Apr 10 @ 7:45PM  
Late happy Ostara to you too.
cabl_guy

Apr 10 @ 9:30PM  
I take it that you're Pagan. Or, at least, a skeptic of the 'fast food' versions of today's religions. Kinda like the choice of Burger King, McDonald's or Wendy's.
Good blog! I also look into the history behind religions and such. I find it very curious how most of the holidays and beliefs have so much in common. My guess is...........NONE have the answer. It's up to me, with my lil pea brain, to try to decipher the bullshit and play the cards that are dealt.
Kudo to you for not conforming!

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