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How does the Easter bunny symbolize Christ rising from the dead?

I need a refresher course on this. lol

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • It doesn't it just a fun thing for kids.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Been asked quite a few times today
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • somethings are just fun things for children to do on holidays
    awelling

    Answer by awelling at 9:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • It doesn't. It actually represents the pagan celebration of Oestara, which is a celebration of spring and fertility. And as we all know, rabbits are quite fertile. It's just another one of those things that the Christians stole to make it easier to convert the pagans.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Anon according to a couple pagans the PAGANS used it to make it easier not the christians.
    So which way is it? It cant be both
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • the bunnies were there watching the whole thing. If you ever visit a bunny get together you will here the elder bunnies relating the stories of the death of Christ on the cross... it is very moving. They have passed the story down from bunny generation to bunny generation.........and as you know that is a TON of generations... they seem to multiply like rabbits!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • It doesn't. The easter bunny, eggs, and flowers are all from the pagan holiday that is near easter time. The christians took over the holiday, incorporating the pagan traditions to try to get them to convert.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Anon :26, considering it's the pagans that were slaughtered when they didn't convert, I'd definitely say it was used by the Christians to convert them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Some say because the bunny is so fertile and because chickens are born from eggs, they both represent "new life". Pretty much, Jesus gave us all new life when he died for us and the eggs and bunny symbolize that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Here's two links. One is how it got to America and the other is about the pre-Christian origin. Pretty interesting reading.


    http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/origin-of-the-easter-bunny-faq.htm


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Bunny

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:31 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

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