Easter v. Halloween – A Fight for Fear

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Easter has slowly become a scarier holiday than Halloween.  Movie and Video Game appearances by these evil, devil worshipping bunnies has become more prevalent in the last few years.  It’s good to see that they love pancakes just as much as us.  That picture rocks.

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Update:

German Protestants wanted to retain the Catholic custom of eating colored eggs for Easter, but did not want to introduce their children to the Catholic rite of fasting. Eggs were forbidden to Catholics during the fast of Lent, which was the reason for the abundance of eggs at Easter time.

The idea of an egg-laying rabbit came to the United States in the 18th century. German immigrants in the Pennsylvania Dutch
area told their children about the "Osterhase" (also: "Oschter Haws").
"Hase" means "hare", not rabbit, and in Northwest European folklore the
"Easter Bunny" indeed is a hare, not a rabbit.

Only good children received gifts of colored eggs in the nests that
they made in their caps and bonnets before Easter. Presumably, the
Oschter Haws laid them when the children were not looking.

A hundred years later Jakob Grimm
wrote of long-standing similar myths in Germany itself. Noting many
related landmarks and customs, Grimm suggested that these derived from
legends of Ostara.

(wikipedia.org)

Here’s what scholars say about the bunny’s origins.  And may explain the veral nature of the bunnies (their paganistic).

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MANdrew Frickerigno
    Apr 17, 2006 @ 16:32:20

    Well…Agree to disagree.

  2. Rousing
    Apr 17, 2006 @ 16:13:36

    Guh? This site make me read more good?

  3. MANdrew Frickerigno
    Apr 17, 2006 @ 14:39:06

    Yesterday at the Bath house while some Blue Beetle employees were stringing up pastel streamers hiding eggs in preparation for the Easter dinner (Which i was not able to attend),
    I asked the question, “What does the bunny and the eggs have to do with Easter?”
    There must be some explanation.
    Finance’s mother who was present, said there’s no eggs or rabbits in Mexican Easter, so it must be an American creation.
    Perhaps the Cadbury Creme Egg Corporation has brainwashed the American Public into thinking Jesus was resurrected as an egg laying rabbit, and by eating delicious Creme Eggs we get closer to GOD. I’m not sure, but i want to know.
    Scholars maintain the original Easter texts were lost long ago, i don’t think anyone knows anymore.