Skip to comments.(Macon, GA) Easter egg hunt canceled after parents got violent
Posted on 04/06/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT by Moose4
MACON, Ga. - An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years.
This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won't be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxatlanta.com ...
Easter eggs may not bear a direct lineage to pagan traditions, but instead may be a parallel tradition.
Throughout the world, eggs are seen as symbols of rebirth, but there was a special significance in the Christian tradition. In the early Christian traditions, eggs were thought of as “dairy” products and abstained from during Lent, along with meat.
While there is no early record of the Easter feast in Armenia, the first Christian nation, in Ethiopia, the second nation to become Christian, coloring eggs for the Easter feast was long practiced, and looked at as very important because eggs were a valuable source of protein, so it was a big deal for them.
Connections back to pagan traditions before that are tenuous at best.
I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and live in the “Leave it to Beaver” neighborhood in which I grew up.
Those white redneck junior t-ball coaches can be violent too.”
Bad behavior by parents “on behalf of their children” knows no ethnic or racial bounds. As an occasional youth basketball league referee, I've seen it all ... from every socioeconomic and demographic group.
Yeah, I’m leaning toward thuggin’, but one never knows.
I’ll say this, though—we travel to that area twice a year for a craft show (in Perry, about 25 miles south of Macon down I-75), and once you get out of the inner city of Macon proper, the folks in Middle Georgia are absolutely the nicest, kindest, and most polite people you would ever want to meet. Regardless of race. It’s worth noting that Warner Robins, a suburb of Macon, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
I still loath Bill Clinton for making me racist. I used to be near color-blind.
I have to go back and read the article, but on title alone, I’m just going to assume these were all or mostly Amish parents.
I’ll be happy to eat crow and proved wrong.
Maybe you're reading from a different bible than I am.
You’re reading too much into it. The old traditions were of breaking the fast by eating meat and eggs, since eggs were easier and cheaper to get for many than meat. Since eggs are seen almost universally as a symbol for rebirth, they are a natural for Easter.
While other traditions colored eggs, they had their own rationales for doing so. The eastern Orthodox still dye their eggs red, as representative of Christ.
The Easter bunny origins are very Christian. The hare was a popular motif in medieval church art, as it was thought since ancient times that hares were hermaphrodites, so could reproduce without the loss of virginity, which led to an association with the Virgin Mary. Hares were a common motif in paintings of the Virgin and Christ Child.
So these modern practices are all acceptable extrapolations from the Bible, along with errors. And while it does not mention Lent, as such, the Bible has other references to fasting, and when it is appropriate, and also of Jesus fasting in the desert, for a length of 40 days, much as Lent.
How is that following Christ? Participating in pagan rituals?
Do you remember the 1st Commandment, written in stone?
Look, I’m sorry you don’t respect what other Christians do, nor their justifications for doing so. So cut to the chase, tell them that they are wrong, that what you believe is right, so they should stop doing what they are doing and do what you want them to do, because you say so.
Good luck with that.
You owe me no apology.
I owe you no respect.
You want to be a pagan, it is your choice.
The majority of "Christians" are not even aware of what they do on the Roman Holidays aka Sumerian Holidays. I was just trying to be informative.
Once again, good luck with telling others their religious beliefs are wrong and yours are right. However, that doesn’t seem to have a very good track record of success in the world.
Calling them “pagans”, “infidels”, “gentiles”, etc., is a good start in changing minds, though. Lets them know that you are being “informative.”
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