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Easter - which came first the rabbit or the egg?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The rabbit! Someone had to be around to mix the chocolate! lol

    Is anyone else addicted to Cad-berry Eggs?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:29 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Neither. False worship.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Um... anon - it was a joke... loosen up!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Egg.

    Birds and reptiles and other egg-laying creatures evolved before mammals like bunny rabbits.
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 4:29 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • The Encyclopædia Britannica says: “There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians.”—(1910), Vol. VIII, p. 828.
    The Catholic Encyclopedia says: “A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. . . . The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility.”—(1913), Vol. V, p. 227.

    cont...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • In the book The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, it says: “What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, . . . as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar. . . . Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony of history as to its Babylonian character. The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now.”—(New York, 1943), pp. 103, 107, 108; compare Jeremiah 7:18.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • OP here - I'm not Christian, I'm a Pagan WITCH! I don't care about all your "false worship" conspiracy theory or any other crap! I was simply trying to make you smile. If you can't handle that go to another question to be bitchy!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Easter - which came first the rabbit or the egg?  I have never seen a rabbit come from a egg..  easter was changed from PASSOVER.JESUS died on PASSOVER FOR OUR SIN.. not easter a god...  it is no doubt that GOD made the chicken first if that is what you are asking...

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Well you should Google CADBURY, They seem to know about eggs and rabbits.....
    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 4:44 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Yes Sabrina!!! I love those chocolate eggs!!!
    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 4:46 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

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