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Eggs relationship to the Easter observance stemmed from priests wanting to help convert pagans to Christianity. Eggs, to the pagans, stood for fertility. Most animals are most fertile in the Spring, which is the same time the pagans would go through their welcome to Springtime ritual, which just happened to coincide with the celebration of Christ's resurrection. The priests at the time saw the opportunity and ran with it.

Similar story for the Christmas tree and its adaptation to Christmas.

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Eggs relationship to the Easter observance stemmed from priests wanting to help convert pagans to Christianity. Eggs, to the pagans, stood for fertility. Most animals are most fertile in the Spring, which is the same time the pagans would go through their welcome to Springtime ritual, which just happened to coincide with the celebration of Christ's resurrection. The priests at the time saw the opportunity and ran with it.

Similar story for the Christmas tree and its adaptation to Christmas.

....okay. Good info, I guess, but not really needed considering it was a joke lol. ...but where's the bunny come from?

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....okay. Good info, I guess, but not really needed considering it was a joke lol. ...but where's the bunny come from?

Another animal the pagans viewed as a representaton of fertility. Good choice by them. The way rabbits procreate its like magic.

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Yeah, except they don't lay eggs, but it's cool.

The eggs represented the "emergence of new life", again another representation of fertility and the celebration of Spring. Sorry, I left that out.

Everyone, even the pagans, knew that rabbits don't lay eggs.

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Apparently all christains holidays have to do with Pagans. The christmas tree, the easter bunny etc.

It's because Christians wanted Pagans erased from history. If they weren't trying to convert them to their made-up religion, they were slaughtering them and stealing all of their symbols and making them their own. Yay for debowing religions.

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It's because Christians wanted Pagans erased from history. If they weren't trying to convert them to their made-up religion, they were slaughtering them and stealing all of their symbols and making them their own. Yay for debowing religions.

That's partly true.

The ones that wouldn't convert were dealt with in ways that weren't Christian.

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Apparently all christains holidays have to do with Pagans. The christmas tree, the easter bunny etc.

This is predominately true in the Western Church, but it is a later innovation. The Eastern Church in America has adopted some of this, but their customs are WAY different. More a cultural thing than anything else.

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uh because the bible was written way before then?

it's not like they can just update it every time something biblical happens :rolleyes:

Why not? That would be a miracle in and of itself. Something happens, you go to the Good Book and magically the event is already logged into the Bible.

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