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Old 04-01-2013, 12:05 AM   #31
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this idea of mine started a few days ago as i listened to a few sports people, that i regularly listen to on the radio and have been vocal about being atheists or agnostics, were suddenly talking about what they were doing for passover or easter dinners. it really bothered me.
Considering that the Easter celebration pre-dates Christianity (it is, after all, named after a pagan goddess of spring and fertility - Eostre), I'm not sure why Christians would only think of it as their holiday.

Do you think the tie-in with bunnies and eggs originated in the Bible?

By the way, this wasn't a statement of non-religion, just a different observation.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #32
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understood. you can play with semantics and be smart all you like. i was making a positive point that seems to have inspired you. bacchus, maybe?

btw, what year is it?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:10 AM   #33
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BT, if it makes you feel somehow superior, you can pretend it's your holiday.

And yes, I am just a little offended.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #34
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Roast turkey, here, too, glazed with maple syrup from our trees, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli. I have hummus and fresh baked pitas and veggies to tide us over until the turkey is ready. Dessert is Swedish Almond Cake. I'm thinking about dressing it up with a drizzle of lignonberry sauce when serving it...
Roasted the turkey, skipped the maple glaze, went with cumin-scented roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, homemade cranberry salsa, and Swedish Almond Cake. Added a yogurt-dill-garlic dip alongside the homemade hummus and pitas (which turned out great, as usual). I also put out some of these:

The Wolfe Pit: Spicy Roasted Chick Peas

Busy day in the kitchen. The carcass is roasting in the oven, the kitchen is clean, and I'm ready to call it a day.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #35
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sorry, you missed my point, then.
no offense intended.

truely.

what did you have today? celebratory in any way?

i'm always open to learning. i'm humble enough to know that.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #36
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The year is 2013 C.E.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:29 AM   #37
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what did you have today? celebratory in any way?

i'm always open to learning. i'm humble enough to know that.
In our family we just celebrate the coming of spring... ironically with snow on the ground this year. We're good people. We care about our neighbors. Probably not much different than you. We just don't go to church is all.

Normally I make a big dinner and our extended family comes over to join in. However three days ago I just got off crutches, so I wasn't much up for cooking a lot this year and we went over to my wife's parents house instead. MIL made a nice ham. I still ended up bringing most of the sides.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:40 AM   #38
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thanks, peace prevails. as it should, no matter what.

please reread what i said so you get might get a different aspect on it. in an off way, i was supporting those who have different beliefs than mine. honesty to one's self was the more important attribute. not my own importance, but sometimes a lowly jester with few friends can point something out.

only 8 months 'till christmas, er, that other time of year which historically has mixed roots.... lol.

relax, just kidding.

knowledge is a good thing, even if it is provocative in nature.

which would you rather it be?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:46 AM   #39
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The year is 2013 C.E.
yup, 2013, or 4711, or 5773.

or 1.
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Just curious BT.....was your "observation" based on what people were eating today? Would folks be perceived as non-Christian, because they were eating a non-traditional holiday meal or do you have knowledge of each posters religious beliefs? Many of us are aware of Taxlady's beliefs and we know a few folks who regularly attend church, but there were15 posters and I have to admit that I don't know what most of them believe. Many DC'ers are single or just couples, so if family is not nearby, a smaller non-traditional meal may be more practical. Some people just aren't traditional, doesn't mean they aren't spiritual, religious or Christian. ;) just my quest for knowledge and spirited conversation!

We had a pork roast, with roasted potatoes, carrots, onions and celery. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts on the side. We will have our Easter dinner next Sunday, when family can be here. It will be Turkey with all the trimmings as DD doesn't care for ham and DH doesn't care for lamb.
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