Easter Fluff

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Easter Fluff
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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 11:07am

1. Do you celebrate Easter?

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?

3. If so, how much do you usually spend on an Easter Baskets for the kids? (asking because I keep reading how Easter is turning into Christmas with kids asking for high priced items)

4. Are you working on Good Friday?




Edited 4/1/2010 1:09 pm ET by sweetsummmerdays

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:26am

LOL, oh, please do fill me in, when is egg hunting, dying with you know, those paas kits done where you live?

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:32am
Exactly MY point.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:44am

so you're saying those things SHOULDN'T BE DONE because it has some, underline christian meaning?

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:51am
to your edit, what's your position about "..one naton under God"

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:52am

I am saying the shouldn't be done at a PUBLIC school because they are ASSOCIATED with a particular RELIGIOUS holiday.

I don't see many non-Christians putting up Christmas trees in their houses or having Santa deliver gifts to their children. Nor do I see many non-Christians dying Easter eggs with their children. They are cultural aspects of a RELIGIOUS holiday.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:56am

I don't particularly care for the whole pledge anyway. Plus, I don't like that Eisenhower forced it's addition; however, it does not refer to any SPECIFIC G-d or religion. So, it is not a hill on which I am willing to die.

There are many different definitions of G-d.




Edited 4/2/2010 11:57 am ET by tryingtoquit
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 12:09pm

There is a difference between learning about Chronos and the Kaba (I am guessing that must be the "rock" in your post) and then celebrating Eid, for example.

Of course Easter eggs are associated with, uhm, Easter. Personally I have no problem with the concept, but where we live there is no separation of church and state, the way there is in the US.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 12:12pm
Both are symbols strongly associated with a religious holiday and only with a religious holiday. So, no, they do not have any place in a public school, strictly speaking.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 12:22pm

While those of other religions may not put up Christmas trees or dye Easter eggs I think that many people who have no religious affiliation at all do.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 12:33pm

However, they do it because it is their cultural/religious heritage or adopted cultural/religious heritage. Many times the more cultural aspects of our forebears religion survive, even if their religious beliefs do not. Sort of like how food survives more generations than language in immigrant populations.

We celebrate the more cultural aspects of Christmas at my house because my grandparents were Christians and my mother is one. It is still linked to the Christian holiday.

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