Misconception, Eggs and Easter...

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by no1tovote4, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. no1tovote4
    Offline

    no1tovote4 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,294
    Thanks Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +616
    We consistently hear that the only reason that eggs are included in Easter holiday celebrations is because of pagan holidays that were included into the Easter Celebration of the Christian church.

    Well, there is also the fact that eggs play an important part of the Passover Seder.

    Shoot, you can find that out by simply looking at the USDA site on Egg safety for both Passover and Easter.

    The coloration of the eggs is a portion taken from Pagan ritual, but the eggs themselves have always been an important part of both Passover and Easter celebrations.

    When Christians began to celebrate Easter they used some of the Passover ritual as the two largely coincide. Later as Pagans were being worked to be included they used coloration and hiding as part of the ritual, but it is not the only significance of the egg in this.

    The egg in the original Christian celebrations of Easter were a representation of Christ's burial and the mourning that followed. Much of this significance was lost as Christians attempted to separate the religions, and symbology lost some of its meaning. Many Christians do not understand the importance of eggs in that holiday because of this separation, and much of the meaning lost is significant.

    So Christians. As you celebrate your holiday today, do not be ashamed of the eggs ritual. You can inform your children why eggs are part of the symbolizing of the holiday without being embarrassed and misinformed on the subject.

    Happy Easter ALL!
     
  2. no1tovote4
    Offline

    no1tovote4 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,294
    Thanks Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +616
    Why does it so often take a curious Buddhist to find out such things?
     
  3. Kagom
    Offline

    Kagom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,161
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Vicksburg, MS
    Ratings:
    +141
    That's very interesting stuff, bro. I can honestly say I never knew that.
     
  4. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    I can honestly say I never really gave Easter Eggs a second's thought. I thought maybe Brach invented them to repackage and sell chocolate in yet another guise.:D
     
  5. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Lack of other mental stimulation? ;)
     
  6. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    You make that sound like a bad thing. :doubt:
     
  7. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    Candy little girl?:badgrin:
     
  8. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    **looks to make sure it's not attached to a string**
     
  9. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    No, never.:eusa_angel:
     
  10. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    If not string, what then? I'm not actually dumb enough to believe there's nothing attached. :D
     

Share This Page