Easter.

#1
:twisted: Does anyone else find Easter terribly outdated?
While I'm happy to have some time off work, I just find the whole "celebration" just so 2nd millennium.
 
#2
Not outdated. A bit like Christmas in that people seems to forget the real reason it is celebrated. Not to enter into any religious topic....
 
#3
It's Easter?

I suppose my calendar isn't a christian one.
 
#5
YOU WHAT????

Two free days off work. I havent forgot what easter is about.
:wink:
 
#6
People seem to forget the true meaning of Easter.

Easter Sunday is a day for quiet reflection followed by some DIY and then off to buy a new sofa as there's a sale on.

Mind you, when isn't there a sale on?
 
#7
Not in Aus mate - DIY shops are closed on Good Friday - bloody sacrilege if you ask me.
Glad of the 2 days off though :)
 
#8
Easter, as I recall from early bible classes, is a celebration of when they killed the Baby Jesus by pinning to him to some timber. How barbaric was that? He was only 4 months old after all (3 months and a half some years).

And how such an infant could roll away such a big stone is a true miracle. I think Mary Queen of Scots helped out, to be honest.
 
#9
And IIRC, in Germany, the music will be switched off at midnight on Saturday night as Easter Sunday is a religious holiday and you're not allowed to bop until you drop on those days.

That confused a few in that shitehole of a pad's pub (?) on the Hakedahl estate in Detmold.
 
#10
Dilfor said:
Easter, as I recall from early bible classes, is a celebration of when they killed the Baby Jesus by pinning to him to some timber. How barbaric was that? He was only 4 months old after all (3 months and a half some years).

And how such an infant could roll away such a big stone is a true miracle. I think Mary Queen of Scots helped out, to be honest.
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#11
mistersoft said:
People seem to forget the true meaning of Easter.

Easter Sunday is a day for quiet reflection followed by some DIY and then off to buy a new sofa as there's a sale on.

Mind you, when isn't there a sale on?
No it isn't, the DIY is followed by a visit to A&E.
 
#12
Nige said:
Not in Aus mate - DIY shops are closed on Good Friday - bloody sacrilege if you ask me.
Glad of the 2 days off though :)
Everything's closed, even the pubs. This mob are far more pious than I expected.
Even the pubs I say - what else are bank holidays for?
 
#14
Not in my family!

Mr_Deputy: Are you from Norfolk?



Jesus walks into a hotel at Easter, puts some planks and nails on the reception desk and says: "Can you put me up for the night?"


Coat on, walking out the door!
 
#15
Pasty Boy said:
Not in my family!

Mr_Deputy: Are you from Norfolk?



Jesus walks into a hotel at Easter, puts some planks and nails on the reception desk and says: "Can you put me up for the night?"


Coat on, walking out the door!
.... or the Forest of Dean
 
#16
Mr_Deputy said:
Pasty Boy said:
Not in my family!

Mr_Deputy: Are you from Norfolk?



Jesus walks into a hotel at Easter, puts some planks and nails on the reception desk and says: "Can you put me up for the night?"


Coat on, walking out the door!
Is it too late to say I didn't mean a bloke should sleep with his granny at easter? Though what i wrote does sound remarkeably like its in the diary.
No I hail from Yorkshire, Surrey and now live in Kentishireshireshire.


hahahah like the Jesus joke. i might use that as my (admittedly rather) lame Easter joke.

anyone got anymore?

I can't get MDNs (I think it was his) last sick joke which is bad and he will burn in de flames of hell...

What is black and sits at the top of the stairs?



Stephen Hawkins after a house fire.
Is it me or can I hear a banjo??
 
#17
A deep breath now and relax. Many, including the pedantic git who sits next to me and bores me stupid with stuff like this, hold that Easter like many other things is not Christian per se but sort of got wrapped up into existing pagan rituals.

Story goes like this IIRC. For a long while Baptists would have nothing to do with Easter because it started as a pagan festival for the Dawn Goddess aka Queen of Heaven.

Then the Baptists were persecuted for their refusal to join in the "Christian" festivities of Easter and thought better of it

So the modern Easter is arguably pagan and Lent somehow got borrowed from the 40 days of mourning for death of husband of said Dawn Godess/Queen of Heaven.

Claimed that Easter is mentioned only once Bible but being observed by King Herod who, sadly, was a pagan!

So, is it to be Easter Religious contemplation or Pagan festivities? Hmmm now let me think......
 
#18
It's merely the annual commoration of the resurrection of our Saviour . . . .

And we celebrate it in a more minor way weekly, each Sunday.
 
#20
Mr_Deputy said:
Bambi said:
Mr_Deputy said:
Pasty Boy said:
Not in my family!

Mr_Deputy: Are you from Norfolk?



Jesus walks into a hotel at Easter, puts some planks and nails on the reception desk and says: "Can you put me up for the night?"


Coat on, walking out the door!
Is it too late to say I didn't mean a bloke should sleep with his granny at easter? Though what i wrote does sound remarkeably like its in the diary.
No I hail from Yorkshire, Surrey and now live in Kentishireshireshire.


hahahah like the Jesus joke. i might use that as my (admittedly rather) lame Easter joke.

anyone got anymore?

I can't get MDNs (I think it was his) last sick joke which is bad and he will burn in de flames of hell...

What is black and sits at the top of the stairs?



Stephen Hawkins after a house fire.
Is it me or can I hear a banjo??
You just wait til I get all my webbed, gnarled fingers round your normal human throat.... I'll show you some Easter hospitality...
Ahhh....... the hills have eyes.... with a silver bullet - LOAD!
 

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