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“Nutty” Christians at it again- Whip Easter Bunny in Front of 4 Year Olds

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This little tidbit was forwarded to me.

A church in western Pennsylvania 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.

Now I know I shouldn’t laugh. My mother was a “holy roller” and I know how she told me at 4 or 5 that there was no Easter Bunny or Santa Clause or Tooth Fairy. To this day, I’m still a little pissed about it… I was then told not to ruin it for my playmates who’s parents may be of different faiths. Do you know how hard it was to keep that a secret at that age? Also, can you imagine how the holidays lost a little bit of fun at that point? I still got presents but… well.. there was no magic, which is the exact reason why this flavor of Christendom doesn’t want anyone to believe in these “pagan” characters. There is no room for magic in fundamentalist Christianity. But as usual… I digress…

I still cannot help but to giggle at the thought of the look on the faces of the parents and children as the Easter Bunny was whipped and all the eggs smashed. Talk about being a downer! They should have put a disclaimer on the program. Not all Christians are down with new, “scary-crazy’ fanaticism that seems to be gripping parts of the nation lately. Then again, whipping the Easter Bunny is more acceptable than talking about sex or seeing boobies.

Lesson of the day:

Violence done in the name of Christianity is OKAY to be view by children.

Parents, Intro to BDSM taught to your kids at Sunday School next week!

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  • Shark

    What’s wrong with you, Tek?!

    I think it’s very appropriate that the death and Resurrection of the Divine Manifestation of God on Earth is celebrated by a mythical bunny hiding eggs in my yard.

    Yeah, I get it…

    (?)

  • http://www.tekwh0re.net Ms. Tek

    The bunny was there first.

    But I am trying to sort out how the bunny got into the whipping story. That is where I got confused.

  • HW Saxton Jr.

    Saw this on the news last night.What are
    these people thinking.And what is some
    hick pastor from PA.doing running around
    with a whip in public? If someone wants
    to be dressed up like an easter bunny
    and be made to taste the leather,weelll
    that’s cool by me.It’s a free country
    baby,do your thing.But there’s a time &
    place for that.It’s called the BEDROOM.

  • Sandra Smallson

    Tek, I am not aware that belief in the existense of Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny was a Christian belief? Is that what you believe is part of Christianity? Or have I misunderstood you? I’ll just say, beief in those two xters is not part of the Christian faith. It’s folklore.

  • http://nuke.graphictruth.com Bob King

    Sometimes things annoy me so badly that words fail me. I’m a visual thinker, and I’m essentially putting words to pictures every day. But sometimes the picture is more than worth the paragraphs I’d write.

    It’s a little late for this to make any commercial sense – but that’s not the point. The point is that Easter/Oestara IS a pagan holiday – and it’s no more appropriate to foster hatred of pagan beliefs than it is to foster hatred of Jewish beliefs.

    Anyway – I felt it deserved a tee-shirt. I’m not really intending to sell these – indeed, I should really hide the directory until next year. But part of the message IS that it’s on a commercially-available tee-shirt. It only makes sense if you imagine someone buying it and wearing it to school.
    http://www.cafeshops.com/webcarve.10605668?zoom=yes#zoom

    Here’s the intended message, for those that don’t think the way I do. :) If it’s ok to wear cheesy commercialized “fish” and “Jesus Loves You” shirts – this should be equally inoffensive.

    And yet, it will not be seen as inoffensive. So are both inherently offensive cheesy religious commercializations, reducing profound ideas to a mere team allegiance, or are both legitimate, and hardly offensive free speech?

    I personally feel that any group that defines itself by what it isn’t doesn’t have much to stand for. And I think whipping other people’s religious iconography, no matter HOW debased and trivialized they are, is in damn poor taste.

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    I am not aware that belief in the existense of Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny was a Christian belief?

    when i was a catholic schoolboy, i believed in jesus, santa, the easter bunny, and pleated plaid skirts.

    i still believe in pleated plaid skirts.

  • Sandra Smallson

    Mark saleski: when i was a catholic schoolboy, i believed in jesus, santa, the easter bunny, and pleated plaid skirts.
    i still believe in pleated plaid skirts.

    Sandra: I’m happy for you. Truly, my joy knows no bounds.

  • http://www.tekwh0re.net Ms. Tek

    I never said that the Easter Bunny or Christmas are christian holidays.

    Christmas: The “Saint Nick” part one could argue comes from a catholic influence but whatever. The holiday itself is pagan and the Christians stole it.

    Easter: Easter is a pagan holiday, around long before a Christan ever breathed. Bunnies are pagan symbols.

    Truth: There are that many pagans around. Most people who celebrate Santa or the Easter Bunny don’t even understand the pagan roots. As far as most people are concerned, its just nice to get some chocolate and some presents on the days. That in no way take aways from the Christian message should you be one.

    The easter bunny brings chocolates.
    Santa brings presents.

    I see no reason why all aspects can’t be celebrated. But that is just me.