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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mikey_C
    Let's crucify the Easter Bunny! :twisted:
    A friend of mine once had an "easter party" years ago where they did just that. He even used red food coloring where the spikes were driven into the appendages of the stuffed rabbit (doubtless a Velveteen Rabbit lookalike).

    Some attendees who didn't know about the "easter tree" were more than a trifle offended.

    It takes all kinds. :lol:

    LSN

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    • #17
      Easter Bunny whipped at church show; some families upset
      Wednesday, April 07, 2004

      Associated Press

      A church trying to teach about the crucifixion of Jesus performed an Easter show with actors whipping the Easter bunny and breaking eggs, upsetting several parents and young children.

      People who attended Saturday’s performance at Glassport’s memorial stadium quoted performers as saying, “There is no Easter bunny,� and described the show as being a demonstration of how Jesus was crucified.

      Melissa Salzmann, who took her 4-year-old son J.T., said the program was inappropriate for young children. “He was crying and asking me why the bunny was being whipped,� Salzmann said.

      Patty Bickerton, the youth minister at Glassport Assembly of God, said the performance wasn’t meant to be offensive. Bickerton portrayed the Easter rabbit and said she tried to act with a tone of irreverence.

      “The program was for all ages, not just the kids. We wanted to convey that Easter is not just about the Easter Bunny, it is about Jesus Christ,� Bickerton said.

      Performers broke eggs meant for an Easter egg hunt and also portrayed a drunken man and a self-mutilating woman, said Jennifer Norelli-Burke, another parent who saw the show in Glassport, southeast of Pittsburgh.

      “It was very disturbing,� Norelli-Burke said. “I could not believe what I saw. It wasn’t anything I was expecting.�
      http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking...407bunnyp4.asp
      Once again, Reality comes pre-satirized. It would be lost on these people, though: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770
      \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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      • #18
        This question occurred to me earlier today...

        Why, of all the Christian fesivals, and arguably the most important, does Easter retain (in English - and German - at least) the pagain name of the ancient springtide festival is subsumes? Christmas is Christmas (although Yule survives well enough) and All Hallows' Eve is Hallowe'en (not Samhain). In other languages, it's some variant of the Latin pasha (for the Jewish Passover), or the Grand Day, or (prosaically) Resurrection.

        Yet Easter is still resolutely Easter...

        Ciao,
        Ant

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        • #19
          If I caught anyone whipping a bunny (Easter, fake or otherwise), I'd duff 'em up. Bloody psychos.

          It's the same with Dragons. I'd love to see St George get his arse burnt off. Nasty bastard...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Perdix
            If I caught anyone whipping a bunny (Easter, fake or otherwise), I'd duff 'em up. Bloody psychos.

            It's the same with Dragons. I'd love to see St George get his arse burnt off. Nasty bastard...
            8O These are Godly people you're talking about!
            \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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            • #21
              I know :twisted: :lol:

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              • #22
                I don't think Mrs Fields should make giant cream eggs.
                I don't think Tesco's should make chocolate swiss rolls.
                I don't think they should make Easter peeps.
                I don't think I should feel this sick.

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                • #23
                  The original appearance of Behold, The Man in New Worlds 166 has made it into the Image Gallery just too late to be truly seasonal.

                  [link expired]

                  Mea culpa !

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                  • #24
                    You're right, SC. And they shouldn't make chocolate oranges, either >brup< Oooh.

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                    • #25
                      Hey! I'm back. Was in Vegas over the weekend. I have to admit I am baffled why anyone would celebrate my dad letting me get hung out to dry like that. But, being the positive sort that I am, I made a weekend of it. Craps bouys my spirit, and no, I didn't choose a bride while I was there. Oh hey, regular season is coming up, and I thought I'd drop this news, Red Sox might win again. Fingers crossed.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mikey_C
                        Let's crucify the Easter Bunny! :twisted:
                        Easter just came and went.. Who needs weird traditions anyway..
                        Whats this with a fat 'commie' guy going down chimneys and bunnies hopping around..

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Jesus Christ
                          ...I am baffled why anyone would celebrate my dad letting me get hung out to dry like that.
                          The celebration's over that awesome resurrection thing you reportedly pulled off...
                          "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
                          --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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