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Old 03-23-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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The War On Easter

St. Paul City Office Boots Easter Bunny

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The Easter Bunny has been sent packing at St. Paul City Hall.

A toy rabbit, pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words "Happy Easter" were removed from the lobby of the City Council offices, because of concerns they might offend non-Christians.

A council secretary had put up the decorations. They were not bought with city money.

St. Paul's human rights director, Tyrone Terrill, asked that the decorations be removed, saying they could be offensive to non- Christians.

But City Council member Dave Thune says removing the decorations went too far, and he wonders why they can't celebrate spring with "bunnies and fake grass."
Chocolate bunny worshipers did not comment.
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Everyone knows a rabbit was crucified for laying eggs.

Those decorations are very important to put in City Council offices.

Damn this war, let's fight till the end!!!
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quick! someone tell O'Reilly!
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Re: The War On Easter

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A toy rabbit, pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words "Happy Easter" were removed from the lobby of the City Council offices, because of concerns they might offend non-Christians.




i know people (Christians) who have nothing to do with the easter bunny (or easter eggs) because it spoils the true meaning of easter.
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Well they'd best stay away from my Cadbury eggs.
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Well they'd best stay away from my Cadbury eggs.
You should only eat those in your home.

Otherwise, some highly sensitive person may see your secular treat and be offended by the cursory religious connection.
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As a Christian-born, middle-aged white male that owns several fire arms

I say "Bring it on."

I am ready for This War!
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How is one "Christian born"?

That sounds very different from "born again Christian"
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People are born into Catholic families, and if a child born of a Jewish mother the child is considered Jewish.

I was born and raised in a family that was considered Christian.

This "Born Again" label is a recent phenomenon of the last few decades.

Hopefully it will pass.
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I mean wouldn't the fact the place be called St. Paul's be considered offensive to non-christians? I suggest a name change to 'We hate bunnies land'...wait the animal rights people may then complain

Though on a serious note, if one can be on this the whole egg and bunny thing isn't even Christian in origin...in fact it is probably pretty much a secular celebration for many who do celebrate it...
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The Easter Bunny died for your sins, guys.

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The Easter Bunny died for your sins, guys.

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You mean the Easter Bunny is dead?????
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This "Born Again" label is a recent phenomenon of the last few decades.

Hopefully it will pass.
Actually, of the last few centuries.


Did you want to delete John 3:3?
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