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Easter Sunday

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by BaldingEagle, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    To All
    This weekend Christians all across the world are celebrating Easter. I wish a good weekend to all here and hope you have the opprotunity to spend time with your family and celebrate in whatever way you choose.
    God Bless
    Balding
     
  2. Guineaman

    Guineaman

    505
    Jan 20, 2012
    Thank you, and same to you!
     
  3. Widerstand

    Widerstand

    Feb 23, 2010
    Not sure if the Becker forum is the correct place for religious stuff.
     
  4. MountainBilly

    MountainBilly

    402
    Nov 13, 2007
    And while we're at it a very happy Passover this evening.
     
  5. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    While it is a nice sentiment I have to agree with Widerstand.
     
  6. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    I appologize to all if the mods deem my post inappropriate. However, I have seen Christmas sentiments expressed on this forum and, in my simple mind, I see little difference.
    Balding
     
  7. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    I have no problem with someone wishing folks a Happy Easter.
    If you are not of the Christian faith, you only have to take it as "have a good weekend."
    The point about it being no different from past "Merry Christmas" wishes is a good one.
    I don't think the OP is trying to convert anyone or force-feed his views.
    Carry on.
     
  8. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Guyon
    Thanks for the green light.
    Balding
     
  9. ralphtt

    ralphtt Gold Member Gold Member

    841
    Dec 21, 1999
    Well said. :thumbup:
     
  10. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    Happy Easter people!


    Eggs.....I gotta find me some easter eggs!
     
  11. oXide

    oXide

    Feb 16, 2012
    Thank you Balding, and same to you as well! I hope everyone has a great weekend whether it's Easter or just another weekend for them.
     
  12. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Happy Easter everyone. Happy Good Friday too. ;)
     
  13. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    Thanks everybody and happy & safe Easter to y'all as well.
     
  14. MikeyJ

    MikeyJ

    Apr 30, 2010
    Thank you Balding. Have a happy Easter as well!

    ...and a happy Easter to my fellow Beckerheads as well!
     
  15. JWL

    JWL

    795
    Jul 20, 2010
    Happy Easter to everyone, Christian or not. Easter gets its name from Eostre, which is the name of a Celtic goddess, and also refers to fertility rites of the spring celebrated in that culture (this is where the "Easter Bunny", Easter Eggs, and gift-giving of sweets come from). It is also why Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox.

    As you can see, Easter is a much broader holiday than just for the Christians in da house, so have a great one!

    Lastly, my all-time favorite comedian has a funny routine about the intersection of the Christian and the older pagan/secular traditions. I share it here in the spirit of mirth and celebration. No matter how you celebrate, enjoy!

    [video=youtube;aFYxj16l3gI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFYxj16l3gI[/video]
     
  16. Flexxx

    Flexxx Banned BANNED

    Dec 11, 2010
    I'm going to go rabbit hunting on easter.......
     
  17. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Flexx
    That's so bad!!! But I like it!!!
    Cheers
    Balding
     
  18. MountainBilly

    MountainBilly

    402
    Nov 13, 2007
    Christmas and Easter are all-inclusive holidays whose most visible components have nothing to do with Christian religious events. Therefore I see no issue with an acknowledgement of these occasions. I say this as a Jew who does not celebrate these holidays except for gifting and eating chocolate rabbits.

    Both the shortest day of the year and spring have always been celebrated across cultures and around the world. After Emperor Theodosius declared Christianity to be the Roman state religion the autumnal equinox was selected for Christmas in order to co-opt the existing pagan holiday. The date for Easter was tied to Passover, not artificially set, but the co-opting of the rites of spring was similar. In addition the celebration of the rebirth of the sun fit in nicely with the birth of the "Son" and the reemergence of much of the natural world in Spring fit with the rebirth/resurrection of Jesus.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  19. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    i'm going to celebrate the weekend by shooting marshmallow peeps with a 22 :)
     
  20. CCMI

    CCMI

    Aug 4, 2010
    Happy Easter everyone!
     

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