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We're Not Sure What Religion This Is... [Pic]

Hits: 36901 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Funny | Added by: fancylad
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xXKaryXx
Female, 13-17, Western US
 640 Posts
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:25:18 AM
looks like something they do in some parts in mexico for easter

not sure what it is, im not catholic

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11759 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:19:23 PM
It clearly is. (The ritual depicted as well as hares, eggs, bonfires)
I just wanted to point out that Easter is not like Christmas. Christmas was invented to compete with pagan pagan holidays. Easter is genuine christian. Some people don't know that and make a fool of themselfs arguing that all christian holidays are stolen from the pagans.



Maybe not all. There are a lot of them.

The name is pagan, the timing is pagan, the customs are pagan, even the underlying theme (a fresh start, a new cycle) is the same as the pre-existing pagan celebrations...but Easter is genuinely Christian? That seems a bit of a stretch to me. Maybe it is a coincidence.

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:30:58 PM
3 guys are sitting around discussing what Easter is. The 1st guys says, "I know what Easter is. It's when the easter bunny goes to each house and says trick-or-treat & people give him candy."

The 2nd guy goes, "NO, that is halloween. Easter is when the bunny goes house to house and leaves gifts for all the little good boys and girls."

The 3rd guy smiles patiently says, "No, that is Christmas. What Easter is is the day Christ was crucified. The Roman soldiers gambled for his clothes and they mocked him calling him King of the Jews. When he gave up the spirit Joseph of Aremathea requested his body and buried him in a tomb. On the third day Christ rose, and if he sees his shadow we have six more weeks of winter"

Bahahahahaahah

Fleh
Male, 18-29, Africa
 232 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:05:35 PM
that dude posted some pretty sweet eggs!!! :|

GirlieMutant
Female, 18-29, Europe
 238 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:19:44 AM
"I thought Easter was a shameless ripoff from the jewish Pesach?" Easters is a shameless ripoff off almost everything o.O

Eddie Izzard on the subject:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XJfRzNOJNE

Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:08:09 AM
Flibmeister; look to the left of the guy on the left.

Happy Easter.

kill3ru_4eve
Male, 18-29, Europe
 7 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 9:07:45 AM
This is not a religion.It's a hungarian tradition. On the second day of easter the towns men visit the woman to shower them whit whater and earn painted eggs in return.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfLbYHfaa88



Valonqar
Male, 13-17, Europe
 117 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 8:41:28 AM
I thought Easter was a shameless ripoff from the jewish Pesach?

anafa
Female, 18-29, Europe
 38 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:13:16 AM
Religion is funny

Flibmeister
Female, 18-29, Europe
 840 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:08:42 AM
if easter is the celebration of jesus' death and rebirth, then why do we have pagan symbols of birth such as rabbits and eggs and not chocolate dead-guys nailed to crosses?

SaiyanRocker
Male, 18-29, Western US
 101 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:02:21 AM
The bitch is obviously getting baptized. Do you really need 9,000 paragraphs per comment to explain it?

Lord_Jereth
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 707 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:42:38 AM
osmandias,

"Easter is genuine christian."

In fact, although it could be debated which came first, the Germanic festival of Ostara, the holidays that celebrate the spring equinox and the goddess Ôstarâ specifically, has been written about since at least the 8th century and is known to predate that time period. Though the Christian festival of "Easter" may predate this specific practice, it is not to say that the church did not coopt its rituals and even its name. But, that is also not to say that The celebration of the spring equinox in general, however, does not far predate the Christian equivalent. Your assertion that Easter is a purely Christian holiday is no more than wishful thinking.

LJ

osmandias
Male, 40-49, Europe
 206 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:21:46 AM
@Angilion: "Do you have a better explanation for the name of the festival ..."
No. Eostre/Ostara are obvious and I thought it to be true before I heard of the scepticism. But to place this believe on just one source is a bit weak. I don't argue that it's false, just that it might be.
"Looks pagan to me."
It clearly is. (The ritual depicted as well as hares, eggs, bonfires)
I just wanted to point out that Easter is not like Christmas. Christmas was invented to compete with pagan pagan holidays. Easter is genuine christian. Some people don't know that and make a fool of themselfs arguing that all christian holidays are stolen from the pagans.

"The early Christian church had a deliberate policy of taking over ..."
Yep. But there was also the plan to strip of all the pagan rituals. In that they failed.

_kiersten_
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1678 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:44:53 AM
xD Looks like fun to me.

malinschen
Female, 18-29, Europe
 448 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:59:33 AM
Its just water (I assume)... Go to any college and they'll do the same to you. Just with beer.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11759 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:36:41 AM
osmandias:

Do you have a better explanation for the name of the festival, the time of the festival (i.e. spring, like so many pagan festivals) and all the fertility-related customs surrounding it, none of which are Christian? Looks pagan to me.

The early Christian church had a deliberate policy of taking over whatever religious observances were most common in whatever part of the world the church was trying to take over at the time. It's unlikely that they'd avoid doing so for the spring festival, given its importance.

SammyCyanide
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 430 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:34:34 AM
I don't think it's a religion.
Looks like a fetish to me.

DarkFerret
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2764 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 11:37:56 PM
WET... formal costume?... CONTEST!! GO!!!

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2430 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 10:45:00 PM
It looks more like a traditional village custom...

coolbananas
Female, 18-29, Australia
 861 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 7:48:06 PM
oh my... o.o

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26660 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 7:10:19 PM
vvv What Pui says! Just like celebrating St.Patric's Day doesn't (permanently) make you Irish!

Crawdaddy197
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 354 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 7:02:04 PM
"these religious debates are quite tiresome, dont you have something better to do then argue on the internet? "

If we did, we wouldn't be on IAB.

Skreshavik
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1288 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 6:52:33 PM
Welcome to the intranetz, Raberboom.

Raberboom
Male, 18-29, Western US
 833 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 4:06:20 PM
these religious debates are quite tiresome, dont you have something better to do then argue on the internet?

No? oh ok then.

Maestar
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3 Posts
Monday, March 29, 2010 1:15:10 PM
Im Slovakian and I know my grandpa always chases me around the yard with a bucket full of water during easter...its very annoying and im pretty sure the neighbours think hes crazy

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