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Happy Easter

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Tepidy, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Tepidy

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    Happiest Easter to all the good people on this forum. God bless to you and your families. Remember to say an extra prayer for out brave men and woman fighting for our freedom.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Happy Easter!
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    Please remember the true meaning of this day. Which is Easter candy and hams will be 50% off at the commissary and we won't have another large candy display 'till August when the Halloween candy comes in.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    and a happy Easter to you too.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Happy Easter to everyone.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Exactly what tepidy said. But Jesus loves you anyway.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    I agree with BT, but I've had enough issues with people freaking out that it's not worth it.

    Happy Jesus Resurrection to those who believe, Happy Self inflicted Diabetes to the rest of us.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Happy Easter to everyone here! Even if you do not care I had a blast at Church today!

    What scares me is a Man with the badge that has an attitude with those who do not have the same beliefs as he does...:homer:
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    I would agree
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    I would think true Christians would want anything but to do with this.


    As it turns out, the Easter bunny has a long history as a pagan symbol that predates the Christian holiday. In fact, our sources suggest that early Christians purposefully co-opted the pagan hare to popularize their own holiday.

    Quite a few pagan cultures hold celebrations in the spring. It's the time of year when plants return to life after being dormant all winter and when animals mate and procreate. These festivities celebrate the renewal of life and promote the fertility of crops, animals, and even people, which was important in these agrarian communities. The Saxons believed in a maiden goddess of fertility named Eastre or Eostre (Oestre in Latin) and honored her with a spring festival. Hares and rabbits were considered sacred to Eastre because they are notoriously fertile animals.
    In the second century A.D., Christian missionaries tried to convert northern European tribes. To help make Christianity attractive, the missionaries turned pagan festivals into Christian holidays. The pagan Eastre festival occurred around the same time as the Christian celebration marking Christ's resurrection so the two celebrations blended into one, rabbit and all.
    Over time, Eastre became Easter, and the symbolism changed as well. Instead of the Easter rabbit symbolizing fertility, the rabbit may symbolize an innocent, vulnerable creature that can be sacrificed, similar to the lamb. To Christians, these innocents are tokens of Christ and the sacrifice he made.
    The Easter bunny we know today was influenced by German traditions dating back to the 1500s. German children believed that the Oschter Haws (a magical rabbit) would leave them a nest of colored eggs at Eastertime if they were good. Pennsylvania Dutch settlers brought this tradition to America in the 1700s. On a related note, eggs have long been a symbol of rebirth and thus associated with spring celebrations. In the 600s, Pope Gregory the Great forbade the eating of eggs during Lent (the 40 days proceeding Easter), and this helped make eggs a special treat at Easter. Many European cultures also have old customs of decorating eggs and giving them as gifts.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    This man with a badge who is proud of his beliefs. If you are not on board then dont join this particular thread just for the purpose of degrading it.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    I'd hate to ban anyone on Easter, so if you have something derogatory to say, DONT. :)
     
  13. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Hey Chris,
    Can you explain how you create sufficient thrust to make pigs fly? :goingcrazy:
     
  14. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Depends on the size of the pig.....:)
     
  15. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    True... I saw people serve a 1000lb+ pig in St. Croix, USVI, beer after beer, probably need twin turbines for this big fella to fly...
     
  16. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    Happy Easter guys! I just ate my body weight in food and now i'm gonna pass out :anonymous:
     
  17. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    For 1000# pig......You'd need about 1# of tannerite, and it will successfully fly.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I am definitely calling bullshit on that one.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Its too bad, but I bet we can not get a pig to fly :D
     
  20. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    It wont go far, but it will indeed fly. :cool:
     
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