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Easter Bunny whipped in church play

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Anyee, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Anyee

    Anyee IncGamers Member

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    Easter Bunny whipped in church play

    Wow. Some people have accused Christianity of being masochistic or sadistic, but this is a little extreme, even for them. What is it about religion that makes people discard all sense of age-appropriateness. You hold an event, you know there are going to be children, and yet you pull this stuff? HUH? A drunken man, a self-mutilating woman, showing a crucifixion, and whipping the easter bunny...and these people are probably against porn. :scratch:
     
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    I guess they just want some piece of that attention pie. It backfired on them I suppose, this shows that they don't think with their brains.
     
  3. Johnny

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    Beware easterbunny.
    Jesus is gonna bust a cap on yo arse.
     
  4. thejdawg2

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    Nothing like violence to remind of us Jesus.
     
  5. dantose

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    Ever read the Brothers Grimm stuff?

    Witches being burned alive

    demands that childrens hearts be cut out

    Canabalism

    Kidnapping


    All sorts of bad stuff
     
  6. Anyee

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    I have. The text, however, is very non-graphic. "And she was burned alive" is far different than a visual presentation of the same.
     
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    No need to wrap up all of Christianity with the actions of one individual church.
     
  8. dantose

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    personally, I think we worry way too much about kids feelings. Part of growing up is disappointment.

    Just tell them "There is no easter bunny and there IS NO SANTA CLAUS! Now shut up and mow the lawn"

    Next thing you know they will say kids shouldn't be spanked.
     
  9. SaroDarksbane

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    One Church != Christianity. (And on a related note, why is stereotyping groups of people considered bad unless it's happens to be a religion?)
    The same thing as any group, I guess. Religious groups are hardly the only groups to make dumb, innappropriate mistakes.
     
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    I was thinking the same exact thing. Don't base your opinion on one incident that some church did.

    Dj_Otaku
     
  11. Stevinator

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    Glassport Assembly of God

    what denomination is that? was this approved by just that church's administrators or was this something planned much farther up the line? I don't know much about how different churches interact with each other but I am pretty sure catholics are not the only christians that have a hierarchy.

    we may not be able to judge all christians, they obviously have some difference between them (heck they're still fighting about them in ireland), but we can judge the sect that approved this.

    i know we have several christians on this forum...how do oyu feel about the easter bunny/santa? how about cupid? halloween? do oyu refuse to celebrate the commercialized versions of these holidays? is the commercialization of your religious holidays helping or hurting your faith?

    I admit I'll prolly celebrate christmas with my children (if i ever have any). I wouldn't do anything religious...and i'm not a huge fan a christamas, but I wouldn't want my kids to miss out. i think christmas tree is becoming nearly non-secular. easter though? well, i don't know that I'd do much for that. it's not the same scale in my mind. after easter i'll prolly pick up some of those cadbury eggs though...those are great.
     
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    Not a lot of Christians have a hierachy, at least nothing like the Catholics do. They all have some kind of unified structure, but everything a specific church does doesn't always go through the chain of command. Even the Catholic parishes don't pass everything they do through the chain of command.


    I celebrate all of the holidays you mentioned. I do however hold a slightly different view on them than many non-Christians. I don't really care if Santa exists(even if it is only in the minds of children) since giving of gifts is symbolic to me. If you don't believe in Jesus then I won't hold it against you if you give gifts on Xmas or tell your kids Santa brings them, I give gifts as a symbolic gesture towards the people I care about. Halloween, well I don't know of anyone still practicing the non-commercialized version of this holiday. . . As for the Bunny, well again I don't really mind. I do however mind when kids are never told why a certain holiday was started. Let them know about Jesus dieing and coming back, Jesus' birth, the whole big Halloween thing, Valintines day, etc Even if you don't believe in any of it there is no reason why they shouldn't know. Afterall billions of people know of Christianity and yet aren't Christians, it won't hurt them. Hmmm I see I am droning on and no where near my point so I will now go back to bed. . .colds suck btw.
     
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    Heh, sounds like the easter bunny got pwned. :p

    Wonder if those kids still got their easter eggs delivered. :scratch:
     
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    dirty protestants, and yea, tell the kids about the pagan origins of every holiday, I hate that label "pagan" we can probably narrow it down more specifically

    there was this cartoon I'd see as a kid, it must've been a silly symphony or something, but it was about the chocolate bunnies in a parade and they were alive, creeped the hell out of me
     
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    I don't think Anyee was passing judgment on Christianity as a whole. From what she posted, I got that this is even more extreme than the people who accused Christianity of being sadistic or masochistic had expected. I agree with that.

    This is just outright disturbing.
     
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    well I don't think the santa angle is all that important...I'm not going to tell my kids he exists...I'm not going to tell them he doesn't...I'll just try to focus on the "spirit of giving" aspect. i do think tht giving is important...not in the commercial xmas sense...but it's good for kids to understand the difference between good greed(working and being a productive member of society--trying to make money) and bad greed (stealing and trying to mooch wealth, resources and whatnot off of others).

    i imagine one day I'll have to decide to explain to my kids whether or not he exists. hopefully they'll understand teh concept of the metaphor by then.

    Xmas at our house is two seperate ceremonies. one is small sentimental gifts that everyone gets everyone else that we do on Xmas eve. they all have meaning and are usually small or inexpensive...though not always.

    then there's christmas morning where all the stuff we give the stuff we wanted for purely materialistic reasons. like a new family cd player or dvd player...maybe that new batch of socks, nicer clothes, or whatever...ther is also lots of candy involved...it's hard not to get caught up in the buying season.

    no one answered my question about how christians view the effect of santa on their beliefs though...is santa good for christianity or bad? is it diluting your message or a good metapphor/way to teach kids?
     
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    Well, this is just disturbing. Glad I belong to the lutherans. Haven't changed since we caused the protestant reformation, and by god we're not going to start beating up the easter bunny nowadays.

    I get what they're trying to say. And then I get that they're a bunch of headcases.

    I would also like to say that somehow, somewhere, I got a quote in anyee's sig.
     
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    I'm just curious, but I have always considered Catholic/Protestant/Lutheran to be fairly 'similar' (NOT to be mistaken for the 'same'). But what is with this sort of rivalry? I am not religous at all and I just don't get it. You have the same God don't you? What makes being a Lutheran any better than Protestant in your eyes? Catholic? Is it a deep rooted difference in your beliefs, or is it just 'we are different so we argue' type of thing?
     
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    i would just like to say that the title sounds like some incredibly kinky cosplay.
     
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    Plus, if you're planning on reading Grimm fairy tales to kids, I would hope that you know what to expect. It seems like the church blind-sided people with this play judging on the reactions of some of the parents. If this was planned out and parents knew about it beforehand, I see no problem with that.

    By the way, Akira, what the heck is cosplay? :scratch:

    -Rafty
     

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