What's the deal with the Easter Bunny?

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    We all know that Santa Claus is symbolic for one of the three wisemen (the fat one with the white beard) who travelled a long distance to bring baby Jesus his birthday gifts.

    But few people know that the Easter bunny symbolizes the hallucinations that Jesus had on the cross, where, in his delirium caused by severe dehydration and blood loss, he thought about chocolate rabbits laying eggs.
     
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    Seriousness ... well, as serious as I get that is ...

    Bunnies are just a sign of spring, common in many pagan religions mostly druidic. Just remember that much of the christian holidays are based in pagan roots, which they borrowed really old traditions to supplement their own.

    ... just don't tell them ... shhhhh .... *ninja crouch*
     
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    But what's the deal with the eggs?

    Sounds a little Alice in Wonderlandish to me.
     
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    Eggs traditionally represent rebirth and have also been a part of the same traditions.
     
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    the giant rabbit hid eggs to distract the romans then rolled the rock away to let jesus out.....
     
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    Damn pagans! Its like they're conducting a covert war on Christmas AND Easter!
     
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    I know ... we must really hate our own traditions so much ... guess we can start coining the phrase "self hating pagan" now?
     
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    When I was a kid my mom always called the little solid chocolate eggs chocolate footballs and that's what I thought they were. They looked like footballs and it never occurred to me they were eggs, even though everyone else called them eggs. It wasn't until I had kids of my own that the light bulb went off. Guess I was in a chocolate coma.

    Think about the Easter bunny . . . a little furry thing hopping around plopping candy in baskets? Nah. A big giant Harvey type rabbit. Scary if you ask me.
     
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    I can't remember where I saw this, but someone referred to Easter eggs as "Satan's Testicles"
     
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    It was a bumper sticker on Facebook.
     

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