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Hey, Isn't That the Spring Bunny?
Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 03/30/2013 5:40:49 AM PDT by Kaslin

Because this is the holiest week of the year on the Judeo-Christian calendar, it might be useful to look at how theology is faring in the age of secularism.

As you may know, there is a movement in America to remove the word "God" from the currency, to replace the word "Christmas" with "winter" and to replace the word "Easter"' with "spring." On Long Island, where I live, one school is running a "spring egg hunt" with a special appearance by the "Spring Bunny."

Of course, this kind of stupidity is insulting to Christians, but it's been going on for years. Committed secular folks feel no shame or fear whatsoever in attempting to diminish Christian celebrations.

But those same people would never intrude on Ramadan, because they fear reprisal. And you very rarely hear the anti-religious loons go after Jewish traditions, because the Jews have powerful organizations that will respond quickly to anti-Semitic behavior.

It is, however, a different story in the Christian precincts. Here, there is no organized resistance to attacks despite the fact that about 80 percent of the U.S. population describes itself as Christian.

Perhaps the lack of response to assaults on Christian tradition can be attributed to the "turn the other cheek" mandate that the theology espouses. But more likely, it's because the Christian community is complacent. Unlike Jews and Muslims, they generally don't feel a sense of urgency when their faith is attacked.

Recently at Florida Atlantic University, communications instructor Dr. Deandre Poole ordered his students to write the name "Jesus" on a piece of paper, drop the paper to the floor and stomp on it. Poole contended the exercise was necessary in order to develop "critical thinking."

Ryan Rotela, one of the students and a Mormon, refused the order. He was quickly disciplined by the university and removed from the class.

After my TV program began investigating the situation, FAU quickly reversed their decision, apologized to Rotela and allowed him to continue in the class without answering to the instructor, who, incredibly, is a Democratic Party official in Florida.

What struck me about this case was the lack of outrage by the Christian community in Florida. Rotela's story was reported in the local media, but nothing really happened until it got to the national level.

There is no question that secular forces in America feel emboldened and are pushing the anti-religion envelopes as far as they can. They know the media are largely behind them, and they also have seen little pushback from Christian leadership. So why not demand that the Easter Bunny be rechristened? Why not attack public manger displays? What's the downside?

While contemplating the resurrection of Jesus this week, American Christians might want to resurrect themselves. Because if the anti-Christian movement continues and does not see opposition rising up, in 20 years the spring bunny will be placing spring eggs into a spring basket everywhere.

The Easter Bunny? Extinct.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: christians; democrats; easter; fau; florida; purge; secularists

1 posted on 03/30/2013 5:40:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I thought I heard that BOR is getting soft on Gay ‘Marriage”, is that true??


2 posted on 03/30/2013 5:42:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Neo paganism is replacing Christianity in Western culture. There are even new rituals and holidays. Earth Day is far more significant to a huge segment of the population compared to Easter. America declines as decadence rises.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 5:46:22 AM PDT by allendale
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4 posted on 03/30/2013 5:51:07 AM PDT by narses
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To: Kaslin

One wonders how much those psychotics in the secularist movement like swimming around in all that stuff that oozes from the pustule they call secularism.

Just asking.

IMHO


5 posted on 03/30/2013 5:58:35 AM PDT by ripley
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To: allendale

I recently returned from spending the Christmas Holidays in Australia and was amazed that there was absolutely no connect between Christmas and the birth of Christ. The only Christmas songs I heard were Jingle Bells and Here Comes Santa Claus. My daughter said it is the same with Easter, it is all about the Bunny.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 5:59:24 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Kaslin

start calling them religious bigots or accuse them of spreading religious bigotry and you’ll see their tune change quickly


7 posted on 03/30/2013 6:03:22 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: heylady; SortaBichy
Every year there's the now traditional war on Christianity at Christmas and Easter...yet it survives - but a bit more bruised and battered with each volley.

Wifey did the Catholic Good Friday thing yesterday, and the church was absolutely packed; but she did a head count, and out of well over a thousand people, there were maybe a dozen below age 40.

8 posted on 03/30/2013 6:04:32 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Kaslin

BOR, like most Western Christians, is blindly ignorant of the amount of Pagan corruption in that which is held Holy.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 6:06:05 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Kaslin

There is no spring in that Bunny. They want the Spring Surprise.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 6:08:09 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

Or Crunchy Frog.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 6:09:40 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kaslin

Seems to me that the “Easter” bunny trivializes the most important event in the history of mankind.

I have no objection to hunting pretty candy eggs, and I don’t care what they call the rabbit, but I wish we paid more attention to how the Son of God inserted himself in place of the Passover Lamb that distant spring.

In doing so, he once and for all gave those who so choose the shelter of his sacrifice, where we can stand blameless before God.

Serious business, often overlooked. No bunny needed.


12 posted on 03/30/2013 6:45:02 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Kaslin

I think turnabout is fair play. Christians should start referring to Islamic holidays, for example calling Eid the “Harvest Festival”.

Ramadan is a little harder, but being mostly in July this year, it overlaps with July being “Hot Dog Month”, likewise, “Ice Cream Month”.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 6:46:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I wished I were in a crowd sometimes when some idiot says they don’t want to offend others who do not have the same believe as we do. I would yell out ‘What about offending Christians?’ I bet I would be joined by many


14 posted on 03/30/2013 6:52:58 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ErnBatavia

In my church, it’s the same way, overwhelmingly old people. My wife is the youngest person in our Sunday school class of adults and she’s 60. I suspect that it’s the same in the majority of churches.

I look around in the sanctuary during church and see elderly people with a smattering of children and believe that it’s mostly old people bringing their grand children to church because there just aren’t that many adults there of child bearing age.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 7:01:58 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Kaslin

Why not call it a spring bunny? It has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ. It’s a borrowed tradition from pagan beliefs and it’s returning to that.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Errant
I am sure he knows what Easter is all about, but the subject of the article is about this.

School bans 'Easter' from holiday egg hunt

School Bans the Word ‘Easter’

17 posted on 03/30/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Ann Archy
"I thought I heard that BOR is getting soft on Gay ‘Marriage”, is that true??"

Yes, it's true. He's another fool who is willing to cave to the sodomite Gestapo so he won't be thought of as an extremist. He no longer has the right to preach about bunnies or anything else, as far as I'm concerned.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3001848/posts

18 posted on 03/30/2013 7:23:12 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Ann Archy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3001848/posts


19 posted on 03/30/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for the links. When I mentioned this mrs p6 asked “what school” and “who.”

This has been going on for decades at least. Festivus for the rest of us was good comedy to many but really it was just part...possibly unintentional...of a movement to undermine our traditions, language and morals.

Mrs p6 saw little harm with redefining or renaming things like the Christmas tree, family, marriage and such. She doesn’t seem to recognize the hsrm as long as she can keep the definitions and names she knows.

I just asked her where will she personally draw the line.

All it takes is for good men to do nothing.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 7:25:43 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethe her as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: DouglasKC

Correct, it does have nothing to do with Easter. Easter is about the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ


21 posted on 03/30/2013 7:30:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Politico! Nuff said


22 posted on 03/30/2013 7:33:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Ann Archy

BOR is soft on just about everything, so I can’t imagine gay marriage would be any different.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 7:40:54 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Kaslin
I've heard local tv news segments begin "Easter, with its focus on rebirth . . . ." and "Easter, with its message of renewal . . . ."

The latter is not so bad (close but no cigar) but the former is abominable. I suspect the plan is to change the meaning of Easter in the minds of the unchurched.

24 posted on 03/30/2013 7:44:32 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Kaslin

I find the story about the Alabama Elementary school Principal banning he word “Easter” to be particularly distressing. That Principal contracted a rare condition that forced the Doctors to put her into a medically induced coma for months, and before she went under she pleaded with Jesus and God to pull her through.

When they did, she went back to work and denied them both to little children. And people don’t believe Satan works on us.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 7:48:55 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Kaslin
"Politico! Nuff said"

Oh, right, it's a fabrication. /s Please. This is right in character with what we know of O'Reilly.

Maybe you should email Rush and let him know he ripped into O'Blowhard for something that never happened.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/limbaugh-hits-oreilly-for-bible-thumpers-comment-audio/

26 posted on 03/30/2013 8:00:56 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kaslin

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/limbaugh-hits-oreilly-for-bible-thumpers-comment-audio/


27 posted on 03/30/2013 8:01:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Well, we can guess who she voted for


28 posted on 03/30/2013 8:23:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
I am sure he knows what Easter is all about

Really?


29 posted on 03/30/2013 8:29:26 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Kaslin

It’s a bit of a “Duh” isn’t it? That much of a lack of character leads to one party.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Ann Archy; Errant; Cyber Liberty

The article isn't about Bill O'Reilly. Please stick to the subject

31 posted on 03/30/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Huh?


32 posted on 03/30/2013 8:47:36 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Kaslin
Easter is about the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ

Look, I know what you're trying to get across here (BOR - not so sure). I'm saying if one intends to fight something, it's best to know what you're fighting for. And that ain't for some stupid Pagan fertility goddess ritual called Easter.

How 'bout we teach our children and ourselves, in the process, the truth?


33 posted on 03/30/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Kaslin

LOL

unreal


34 posted on 03/30/2013 8:52:25 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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