My definition of Easter would be a superstitious ritual that has no place in modern times. Whats your definition?

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Comment by Mabel on April 1, 2012 at 1:13am

A holiday where parents buy their children pretty baskets with chocolate bunnies and jelly beans inside and the children get to play a game of finding prettily decorated boiled eggs outside hidden in the new spring grasses. I think it is worth it just for that because that's just something fun to do once a year.

Comment by Gininitaly on April 1, 2012 at 2:46am

A lovely pagan rite of spring, birth, renewal, budding, planting.... life.

I have no problem with that celebration ;-).

Comment by Boatman on April 1, 2012 at 7:30am

How about "stuck in Our nation's Capitol because our Navy said they had to move me in fiscal year 11/12 and the house on the coast isn't ready to sell and I can't afford to fly home for the four-day weekend"?  Looks like its a weekend of theaters and museums for me.

removing my tongue from my cheek, I now return you to your regulary scheduled commentaries.

Comment by Al. on April 1, 2012 at 7:51am

In my Easter a goldfish leaves Lincoln Logs in my sock drawer! I haven't still figured it out yet but it might have something  to do with me being a Bill Hicks fan or it could be an immaculate conception!?

Comment by Carl Hancock on April 1, 2012 at 8:03am

The only problem with the pagan thing from what I have read they tended to sacrifice virgins in some of their rituals. So the pagan thing to me is just as bad as the Christian one.

Comment by Shabaka Tecumseh on April 1, 2012 at 4:48pm

Cadbury Bunny

Comment by Ed on April 1, 2012 at 10:58pm

Easter is an ingrained part of the series of economic opportunities for candy makers. I don't know her name but the God of Sugar will certainly be pleased!

Comment by Cheryl Feather on April 1, 2012 at 11:13pm

Easter is the wonderful season during which I can buy and eat as many 'Peeps' as humanly possible without going into diabetic shock!   Really, I love any form of 'seasonal' candy...

Comment by Rich on April 1, 2012 at 11:22pm

I wonder how Christians celebrated Easter before chocolate? I imagine a pagan sacrifice of some kind. The rape of an innocent child. The torture of a witch (because they're were lots of them around back in the day), perhaps the stoning of an intellectual human being who dared to portray intelligence. 

Gee, we really missed out on all those days didn't we? Makes ya almost want to be Muslim ay?

Comment by Ward Cressin on April 2, 2012 at 1:27am

What? Doesn't everyone love the story of horrible torture and the rising of the first vampire three days later? Such stories are ever so marketable to kids.

On a more serious note, I think the chocolate bunnies are so appropriate and representative of easter: low grade and hollow. Although you can make a case for the peeps too: colorful but only contain sweet fluff devoid of anything substantial.

A thought for you on "good friday" (aside from wondering how a day celebrating torture is 'good'): if the Romans method of torturous death had been the stake (like Vlad the Impaler) instead of the cross, would men and women who take it up the butt have been considered closer to Jesus?

I know these were naughty comments/questions but I just can't bring myself to delete them on my own initiative.

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