Sunday, 8 April 2012

It's Easter And I'm Lazy

I know I usually try to avoid doing what everyone else is doing, but, like the title suggests, I'm lazy. Well it's not totally that, I'm not going to miss up the chance of a free post. I had an idea for a post, and so far it's the only one I have, so I have to save it for next week. I should start writing about the news or something, there's always news, right? My problem with that of course is that I like to mix things up and talk about different things, I don't like being bound to one subject, and I hate repeating myself. Anyway, on to Easter. Otherwise known as Zombie Jesus Day.

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Sadly I only have one egg, and two chocolate bunnies (one of which is missing it's ears) as I had to buy chocolate for myself. That's a sign that you're getting old, when you have to buy your own Easter chocolate. When you're really old you only buy it for other people. Still I am supposed to be on a diet aren't I? Sweet delicious chocolate though. I seriously rarely ever eat chocolate. Seriously. Stop laughing it's true.

I'm not going to let the day pass without throwing some useless trivia at you though. I learned recently just what Easter eggs are about. Or what some crazy American preacher told me they were about. (I was at some kind of open air Easter gathering thing in town, and they had an American preacher) He told me that at first, they had normal eggs, which represented new life. This I could understand. He also told me though that they represented the great stone in front of Jesus' tomb, and that cheese rolling festivals and what not, were originally symbolic of the Angel moving the stone from Jesus' tomb. This I had a slightly tougher time believing. Plus he threw an Easter egg and wasted good chocolate.

Still not sure how the chocolate egg thing came about, but he told me to make sure that people knew what the eggs represented, and that they weren't simply chocolate.

The more you know.

38 comments:

  1. So this is how I find out I am really old. I am very depressed.

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    1. Hey if it helps I'm in my very early twenties, not old at all, but I regretted eating that chocolate bunny. I think no chocolate next year for me too.

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  2. Please mail over a chocolate bunny to me.

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    1. Sadly I don't think he would survive the trip.

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  3. The chocolate thing came when people discovered they could make shittons of money by turning religious holidays into commercial spend-fests. The world is wrong.

    Also, one bunny is missing ears? I suspect you, my friend.

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  4. Happy Easter Mark. My only source of chocolate comes from two big Easter Eggs my mum and dad got for free recently so I can empathise on you feeling old at not having four or five eggs to choose from any more.

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  5. Fang is right, when people realised they could charge ten times as much for chocolate if it's egg shaped...

    Tegan Wilson

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  6. What that preacher told you was a pack of lies. I'm not joking either. All the bunnie and egg stuff were hold overs from a pagan festival the Roman empire celebrated before Christianity became the official religion. When Christianity took over people didnt want to give up their pagan celebrations so they converted them all into Christian holidays. I think it's cool though. Maybe everything should have something to do with Jesus. Like maybe we should call hamburgers "jesus burgers" from now on, for example.

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    1. Jesus probably has appeared in a burger, I wouldn't put it past the guy. I don't really buy much of what preachers tell me, I know most of it was to do with pagan rituals too. As far as I know Jesus was probably born around September, and they made it December to bring it in line with Pagan celebrations of the equinox.

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  7. That picture is incredibly sacrilegious and funny all at the same time. haha

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    1. And Jesus has a pretty cool sense of humour, he'd be fine with it.

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  8. I only got 2 Easter eggs! :/ Happy Easter al the same!x

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    1. You still got more than me :)

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  9. In France there's a story that explains why the bells stop ringing during Holy Week and then come back on Easter: they say the bells fly to Italy or to Vatican and then when they go back to France on Easter they drop eggs along the way. Haha.

    Happy Easter, dude. =]

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    1. I love crazy stories like that ^^ Happy Easter to you too dude.

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  10. Two things: 1) That preacher's a scam and 2) that Jesus isn't shirtless. But it's funny so he's still cool.

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    1. There's plenty of shirtless Jesus out there for you. There's also plenty of crazy ass preachers. Mostly from America I've noticed.

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  11. it's good to know you're doing what makes you feel better...

    now eat them chocolates!

    om-nom-nom~ @_@

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  12. That is one weird story about Easter eggs. I'm guessing the good man didn't really know himself.

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    1. Well my dad blames corporations and he's a devout Christian.

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  13. zombie jesus is the best jesus

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  14. I should count myself lucky for now; my darling mother still gets me the occasional chocolate rabbit and marshmallow chicken for Easter. :)

    Joyeuses Pâques, Mark!

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. But you're older than me :( Well I don't see my momma all that much so it's not that bad she didn't get me anything, and my dad would have got me something if I asked.

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  15. Don't even worry about not having more sweets...you will be much happier for it in the days to come. I am going to hate myself because all I have done is eat for about 24 hours straight now. And I'm not done. As for American preachers...most I have encountered are indeed crazy...

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    1. I think it's a requirement to have some level of insanity. I haven't been eating that much, I'm still very careful with my eating.

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  16. I agree with you. My mums friends used to buy me and my brothers easter eggs but it stopped as soon as we hit 15/16-ish. i like to wait a few days after when they're all by one get one free :D

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    1. I would have done that but they were running out kinda early near me :(

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  17. At Lent we are supposed to give up some luxury, such as sugar...that is where the chocolate comes into it. Why bunnies, I'm not sure, but eggs do symbolise new life.
    Here there is a local tradition of chasing a round cheese down a hill. Whoever catches it, gets to keep it. This is practices in a few places in England, but at New Year it is a keg of beer!
    Cool picture!

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    1. Yes that's what I thought the cheese rolling was about :) Well done on shedding a bit more light on to this too.

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  18. I didn't even get any chocolate this year, not even for myself. :P

    Too busy, shit sucks. :\

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    1. Dude, that's what you got a girlfriend for. She buys you chocolate now to appease you.

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  19. Aw yuss, Zombie Jesus. (Does that mean we can now create Cyborg Pirate Ninja ZOMBIE Jesus??)

    And yeah, as somebody seems to've mentioned, all the eggs and bunnies are originally fertility symbols from various Pagan traditions and have nothing whatsoever to do with CPNZJ. ;)

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    1. Sadly I don't think cyborgs can become zombies. I guess you may be able to turn a zombie into a cyborg. But I still think that CPNJ is powerful enough as it is, he won't be able to be a zombie too, the universe won't allow it.

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  20. Shit man, I'm almost 26 and my grandmother still gives me an easter basket every year.

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    1. Then you my friend are a lucky man.

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  21. I think I'll just stick to thinking Easter is about some rabbit giving colorful eggs to children.

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