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When Christians celebrate Christ's raising from dead on Easter, shouldn't we call it Resurrection Sunday instead of "Easter"?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • lol Easter is a beautiful holiday, but the traditions are so weird! i think it was Carlos Mencia who joked "Jesus is back! Hide the eggs!" lol where does that even come from?
    bestmommyeber

    Answer by bestmommyeber at 2:53 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Yeah but it's not as pretty:)
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 2:38 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • My family always did call it Resurrection Sunday.
    JamieLK

    Answer by JamieLK at 2:38 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • "Resurrection Day eggs" don't sound as delicious. Lol!
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 2:40 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Sure you call it Resurrection Day if you want, but I'll stick with Easter.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:45 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • We do, always have, always will.
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 2:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • why? Are you worried that the word Easter is pagan? Many of the days of the week and month names are derived from pagan roots. Should we rename those too? By saying Thursday are you worshipping Thor? By celebrating the 4th of July are you really honoring Julius Ceasar?

    Most Christians use the term Pascha for Easter which is a transliteration of a Greek word which is a transliteration of a Hebrew word all of which mean passover. Languages which are Germanic in origin (like English) use Easter because that was the name of the month in which we celebrate the resurection. One book by one man after Christianity was established claims that Eostre was the goddess of spring and so had a month named after her. Personally I'm not going to lose sleep over it and I have no desire to rename all the days and months and etc. so I don't accidently worship some pagan deity.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Resurrection chocolate bunny?  Yea that doesn't sound yummy

    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 3:04 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • why? Are you worried that the word Easter is pagan? Many of the days of the week and month names are derived from pagan roots. Should we rename those too? By saying Thursday are you worshipping Thor? By celebrating the 4th of July are you really honoring Julius Ceasar?

    Wow this was a funny post until you showed up. I don't remember her saying she was pagan. We do borrow a lot of there holidays and traditions, and if you want to go there I'm not sure on the name, but I know it takes place during one of there traditions as well a lot of pagan symbols are used. It can also be argued that really isn't when Jesus died or was resurrected, so chill out will you. Or are you to filled with guilt to do so?
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:10 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • lol Easter is a beautiful holiday, but the traditions are so weird! i think it was Carlos Mencia who joked "Jesus is back! Hide the eggs!" lol where does that even come from?

    As with the Easter Bunny and the holiday itself, the Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians.

    From the earliest times, the egg was a symbol of rebirth in most cultures. Eggs were often wrapped in gold leaf or, if you were a peasant, colored brightly by boiling them with the leaves or petals of certain flowers.

    Today, children hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter baskets along with the modern version of real Easter eggs -- those made of plastic or chocolate candy.

    For more info. refer here.
    http://wilstar.com/holidays/easter.htm
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2010