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The Easter Egg Hunts: The Easter Bunny vs Jesus

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by SAAN, Mar 25, 2014.

Should churhces hold easter egg hunts

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  1. SAAN

    SAAN Newbie

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    As usual following the bibles example makes you a legalistic pharisee.

    Im done on this topic, I have pointed out how egg hunts have nothing to do with Jesus, not biblical, have pagan origins, how God said do not copy those type of customs and worship him in the same exact manner.

    Im shaking the dist off my feet on this topic
    Mark 6:11


    11 And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”


    And No Im not condemning you, im just done with this topic. If you feel Easter egg hunts can lead children to Christ so be it, but if they get older ask you why are they even doing it, where it came from , how it originated, and how does it even have anything to do with the cross, be prepared to give a valid answer to them if they have done their research and found out and pointed out.



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  2. NewUser123

    NewUser123 New Member

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    :D
    I have thought about that myself, but I enjoy it too much

    Mark 6:11
    And who soever should not be receiving ye, nor should be hearing ye, going out thence, shake off! the dust/coun <5522> the underneath thine feet into a testimony to them.
    Amen I say unto ye, it shall be more tolerable to Sodom or Gomorrha in a day of judgment than that City".
    [#5522 used in Revelation 18:19]

    The Destruction of Jerusalem - George Peter Holford, 1805AD
    THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AD70

    Revelation 18:19
    And they cast dust/coun <5522> upon their heads and cried-out lamenting and mourning saying "Woe! Woe! the great City, in which are-rich all those having ships in the sea out of her preciousness!
    that in one hour She was desolated.

    Kansas - Dust In The Wind - YouTube


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  3. Jipsah

    Jipsah Blood Drinker

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    But what the "no easter egg" folks are doing *isn't* "following the Bible's example", it's constructing a new "thou shalt not" rule based on what they think the Bible their purely subjective interpretation of what the Bible "means". That's pure Phariseeism.

    Agreed.

    Agreed.

    Nope, you failed there by citing bogus "history".

    Failed - eisegesis.

    Egg hunting isn't a form of worship, and as best anyone can tell, never was.

    Fair enough.
     
  4. Jipsah

    Jipsah Blood Drinker

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    Doesn't.
     
  5. Jipsah

    Jipsah Blood Drinker

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    I manage to ignore paganism in all its forms, past and present. I don't care what a bunch of benighted pagans did or do, and see no reason why I should. Their "gods" didn't exist, and their "religion" is nonsense. If they believed that rabbits laid eggs then more fools they. Why should I care about such towering ignorance?

    Quote, please. As we are not Jewish, I see no reason tp keep thr Passover, especially when Passover is simply a foreshadowing of the redemption bought by Christ. Jews still keep Passover because they don't believe in He Whom the Passover foreshadows. Christians know the full reality. We keep Easter/Pascha. He is RISEN!

    That's Jack Chick "history" again, at best meaningless, and at worst a lie and a deception that serves no purpose but to create a phony issue to dovide Christians.
     
  6. truefiction1

    truefiction1 Fool

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    The true origins of how this stuff came about is , in actuality, that these so-called pagan symbols are the material expressions of archetypes which exist within the collective unconsciousness of man. Our own Christian symbolic expressions and practices came about in much the same way, and have the same meaning and significance to our psyche.

    Perhaps instead of seeking ways that we may use our religion to support the adolescent notion that we are morally superior to others based upon their works as contrasted with our own, we should embark upon more serious studies of the human psyche throughout the history of civilization in order to dispell any foolish, "Jehovah's Witnesses" style nonsensical superstitious attitudes that we may wish to retain, to our own spiritual detriment.

    I recommend the following as a good introduction: "Man and His Symbols" by C.G. Jung. It's available on Kindle.
     
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  7. Keachian

    Keachian On Sabbatical

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    Unbiased here means unbelieving unscholarly work that is about as ludicrous as Zeitgeist in making postulations that are outside of the postulators field of expertise (if they have one).
     
  8. NewUser123

    NewUser123 New Member

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    How do you know thay don't have one?

    Axiom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    An axiom, or postulate, is a premise or starting point of reasoning.
    A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate. As classically conceived, an axiom is a premise so evident as to be accepted as true without controversy.[1] The word comes from the Greek &#7936;&#958;&#943;&#969;&#956;&#945; (&#257;x&#299;oma) 'that which is thought worthy or fit' or 'that which commends itself as evident.'[2][3] As used in modern logic, an axiom is simply a premise or starting point for reasoning....*snip*....

    Strong's Greek Lexicon Search Results

    514. axios probably from 71; deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise):--due reward, meet, (un-)worthy.
    515. axioo from 514; to deem entitled or fit:--desire, think good, count (think) worthy.
    516. axios adverb from 514; appropriately:--as becometh, after a godly sort, worthily(-thy).

    Luk 3:8
    Bring forth therefore fruits worthy G514 of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
     
  9. NewUser123

    NewUser123 New Member

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    QFT! :thumbsup: :amen:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G6F0pyaT7c




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  10. Dorothea

    Dorothea One of God's handmaidens

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    I've never been one to promote the Easter Bunny. I've always thought it was quite strange. A bunny laying eggs and all. :confused:, but if other people do that, it doesn't matter to me. We've always had our red eggs for Pascha, and egg hunts are just for fun for the kiddies. Eggs do represent new life. :)
     
  11. MKJ

    MKJ Contributor

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    I think that the idea that the bunny lays the eggs is a joke really. He's supposed to deliver them, because he too is a symbol of new life, but I don't think the idea that he lays them is what you might call canonical.
     
  12. SolomonVII

    SolomonVII Back in Black

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    Personal confession.

    I missed that lesson when I was a kid. For me it was all about diligently seeking sugar.
    And chocolate.:yum:
     
  13. Dorothea

    Dorothea One of God's handmaidens

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    oh, ok. :)
     
  14. SolomonVII

    SolomonVII Back in Black

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    There is very little theological significance to the Easter bunny, any more than there is to Bugs Bunny, or Dark Bunny.
    There can be, I suppose, because there is a certain symbolism to eggs, and the appearance of new life and little bunnies popping up in the Spring from the dead of Winter.

    The bigger question is whether we want our churches to be exclusively about teaching, or whether we want them to be about social connections and family oriented fun events as well, or whether we want people to seek such things elsewhere.

    The message of Easter is so paradoxical, with the most diabolical, most horrifying, most barbaric and most inhumanely evil event in history happening one day, and then all of a sudden, it is all brightness and color, and a breezy light heartedness. It is innocence that has no memory, for with remembrance of the horror, all innocence is erased.

    Eggs and cute little bunnies were around in pagan times to be sure, but they were there long before there were pagans, and they will no doubt still be there long after paganism becomes just another page of an unread history book.

    Other than that, they are part of a family event, that will be part of the church community, or part of the culture that takes place outside of the church. It is really up to us whether we want to make our churches appeal to children and family fun in general.

    Or just be a place to receive the bare-boned truth.
     
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  15. Archie the Preacher

    Archie the Preacher Apostle to the Intellectual Skeptics

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    Not after reading the opening post in this thread.