Happy Easter or Resurrection Day?

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Happy Easter or Resurrection Day?

  1. I stand firm on Easter Day ....

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  2. I like and use Resurrection Day ....

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  3. I have no opinion ....

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  4. I do not care which term they use, as long as it respects Jesus ....

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Now that the day has come and gone, I want to ask how you see the day. Do you think changing Happy Easter to Happy Resurrection Day is dissing the work of God on the cross?

    I want to bring this up before Easter, but I didn't want to rile up anger between those who may differ in their opinions!

    I call it Resrrection Day because Easter has become so commericaized. When I think of Easter I think of chocolate bunnies, peeps, and colorful hard boiled eggs, mixed in with colorful straw and jelly beans!

    If I could, I'd find a new name for Christmas, because it too is over commericialized and too much Santa dn lighted trees! But, that is me!

    So, what say you! I Resurrection Day wrong, in your opinion?

    Thanks :type:
     
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    Paul,

    I like Resurrection Sunday a lot more than Easter. I don't think of bunnies and eggs on This day, but instead I think of pagan fertility goddesses and horrible sacrifices they have done in ancient history. The hi-jacked church centuries ago borrowed from the pagans and merged our holidays in to one, Easter.

    I will say happy Easter to get along and my Granddaughter hunts Easter eggs. As long as we know the truth and teach ourkids the truth, I'm not sure the name is all that important.
     
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    Actually it was the pagans who hijacked the celebration of the resurrection of Christ from the church. If they wanted to celebrate fertility, they would do so on the vernal equinox, on the 20th or 21st of March. But given that paganism was born in a cold climate, those dates don't lend themselves to frolicking in the meadow. So they "adopted" the Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection, and in order to attempt to win the pagans to Christ, decisions were made in the church to share the name of the pagan celebration. It is said that the name "Easter" comes from the Germanic pagan godess Ēostre. Good idea, bad idea? Who cares? We aren't pagans.
    That's more like it. :thumbsup:

    I don't celebrate Ēostre on the Sunday after the regular Passover Sabbath. I celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

    This year, Resurrection Sunday, or Easter, fell on Hitler's birthday, and the fifteenth anniversary of the Columbine Massacre, the day after the twenty-first anniversary of the Waco compound debacle and the nineteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Should we have moved the day of celebration because of those events?

    Comparing Easter to pagan rites is ludicrous. Those aren't what we celebrate that day. People need to get over themselves and their legalism.
     
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    I agree with this assessment, just the same as Christmas. I get sick of some calling them pagan, which denotes some sort of affection, adoration, trust and service to a non-existent god.

    I've got to confess, I have never known anyone who has a false god in mind while they're blowing up an inflatable Rudolph or hanging a piece of tinsel on a pine tree.

    Just the same, I've never known anyone who is adoring a false god while they're hiding eggs in the grass or eating a chocolate bunny.

    If people today had a false god in mind when they do those things, they would be pagan.

    Those are simply traditions, such as baking a cake for a birthday, or having a cookout every Saturday in July


    Now while there is nothing wrong with those traditions mentioned, I wish Christians would stop calling them Christ.

    Christ is not found in a tree with tinsel, or eggs and bunnies.
     
  5. Aaron

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    I will say happy Easter to not give room to faddish and superstitious overreactions of certain Christians.

    (I don't mean you, Paul. You aren't the one who came up with "Resurrection Day."
     
  6. righteousdude2

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    It also fell on ....

    ..... taken from Wikipedia ... April 20, or as the pot cultrue called it: 4:20 was the national day of celebrating the smoking of pot!

    Wikipedia: April 20 has become a counterculture holiday in North America, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Some events have a political nature to them, advocating for the legalization of cannabis. North American observances have been held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park near the Haight-Ashbury district, the University of Colorado's Boulder campus, Ottawa, Ontario, at Parliament Hill and Major's Hill Park, Montréal, Québec at Mount Royal monument, Edmonton, Alberta at the Alberta Legislature Building, as well as Vancouver, British Columbia at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The growing size of the unofficial event at UC Santa Cruz caused the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to send an e-mail to parents in 2009 stating: "The growth in scale of this activity has become a concern for both the university and surrounding community

    Our local news covered this side of April 20, 2014 with more enthusiam and vigor than they did with churches celebrating the resurrection of Jesus! :tear: What a shame!
     
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    A shame yes, but so what? Why would a secular media source be expected to cover the day we celebrate the Resurrection?
     
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    Agreed - this Christian attitude that the lost world should act like Christians is a little surprising. Didn't Jesus tell us that we could only expect opposition from the world?

    BTW, I had know idea what 4/20 was till I heard a podcast the other day then saw these posts :).

    Maybe because it is 20/4 here :) ?
     
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    I don't think it is dissing the work of God on the cross. In his epistles, Paul did not seem to view stressing the resurrection to be so.
     
  11. righteousdude2

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    YOu may not realize it ....

    However, you mention in your caption, and I quote ..."The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, gently correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth." (2 Timothy 2:24, 25, NASB)

    May I suggest that you either practice what you preach, or remove that verse! :laugh: It seems that you are always sarcastic in your responses.

    Now to answer your somewhat caustic question/comment ... I did not mean to imply that the media is expected to cover Christian events, but, here in southern California, they have covered church events, and sunrise services, in the past, with lots of film time!

    I was making a comparison to what the media has done in the past, here in my part of this huge, great big world ... and in comparison to the past, and are giving less time to Easter events coverage. Simple comparison! And it was interesting that they had three different stories about pot events here in our part of the state, in Colorado, and in DC! Do you savvy?

    So, that is why I said what I said! Now try not to be so antagonistic in the future, as it is unbecoming of your own caption! :laugh:
     
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    I prefer to take Easter to teach on the Passover.

    We celebrate the Resurrection once a week, by assembling on the Lord's Day.

    Once a year, it is nice to teach on Eternal Security, from Exodus and so on.
     

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