I'd like to take a moment to wish a happy NON-Easter to many of you here
By Joliet Jake
April 16, 2017 11:50am CST
Because, after all, the entire 'Easter' thing is based around one religion's beliefs. This does not make those beliefs true - yet neither does this discussion make them untrue. They are beliefs...which are not facts...even though many seem to think they are one and the same. Some people may believe red is prettier than purple. And while it may be a fact they believe it to be true it does not make it true...nor a fact. So for those of you that do not believe in the whole Resurrection spiel...I hope you have a great Sunday. That is all.
30 people like this
• United Kingdom
16 Apr 17
This is the first easter where I've been interested in the celebrations For all of my life easter has just been about getting chocolate eggs etc...and double bubble pay wise if you work This year was different as most of the people I work with are eastern european and easter is a big deal to them. Very busy day today which resulted in restaurant staff doing a couple of hours over time which impacted on their big plans for dinner Spent most of my shift listening to various nationalities discuss how they celebrate easter...I really enjoyed it Obviously religion camee up and I didn't know they were all so religious...and they didn't know about my alien theories Very good day though
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Apr 17
The Easter tradition is built upon the Passover, which itself was built upon the solstice and fertility celebrations that preceded it by thousands of years. All are about and end to the darkness and a coming or returning of the light. The fact behind them all is, that in the Northern Hemisphere at least, the darkness of long winter nights gives way to the longer days of spring and summer.
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr 17
Eh, you can not believe in the who resurrection spiel and still Enjoy Easter. The kids hunt for eggs and get excited about it. The grown-ups get to spend time with family. Same with Passover. Were there really locusts and frogs and stuff? Did a big ol' sea really part for the Jews and drown a bunch of mean old Egyptians? Eh, let's recline and eat and talk over each other!
• United States
17 Apr 17
We are a multi-cultural site here, and it seems (to me) hat too many users think any belief other than what they believe is not true. None of us will REALLY know until after we die...so I choose not to say what is right or wrong.