I would have been here sooner, but the bus kept stopping for other people to get on it. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
The funniest thing about this? Eggs aren't spheres; they're ovoids.
But I suspect it never happened...
Every time you say something stupid on the internet, Tim Berners-Lee punches a kitten.
The whole thing is ridiculous. PC run amuck!
I must say, though, that I find it kind of hysterically funny that it's Christians who appear to be the most upset about this. Er......
“In the hour of adversity, be not without hope; for crystal rain falls from black clouds.”.
Are Peeps more or less revolting than root beer or chocolate soda?
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Yes, another example of people not knowing (or being deliberately obtuse) about the true roots of the Easter holiday.
Christianity did the same with Yule -> Christmas, BTW.As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. The young Sun God now celebrates a hierogamy (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals.
The next full moon (a time of increased births) is called the Ostara and is sacred to Eostre the Saxon Lunar Goddess of fertility (from whence we get the word estrogen, whose two symbols were the egg and the rabbit.
The Christian religion adopted these emblems for Easter which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. The theme of the conception of the Goddess was adapted as the Feast of the Annunciation, occurring on the alternative fixed calendar date of March 25 Old Lady Day, the earlier date of the equinox. Lady Day may also refer to other goddesses (such as Venus and Aphrodite), many of whom have festivals celebrated at this time.
Easter Eggs are in the Bible, right? Didn't Jesus paint one at the Last Supper?
And the Christians don't give a crap about some random goddess. Easter falls where it does BECAUSE IT TRACKS WITH PASSOVER. The Last Supper is a seder meal, for heaven's sake, that's why real communion wafers have to be unleavened--Jesus was using unleavened bread. The whole OMG CHRISTIANITY STOLE FROM "PAGANS" (at most, hyper-fancy eggs from psyanky, which date to sun-worship in early Slavic and pre-Slavic tribes) tends to gloss over that especially where Easter's concerned, we just stole from Judaism. What with Jesus begin a Jew and the Crucifixion and Ressurection occuring on one if not the most important Jewish holiday.
Peeps are disgusting.
Root beer is awesome.
heeee, I didn't read the link and hadn't realized this story came from Seattle.
I don't think it happened either.
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