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Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs

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Easter was orginally a fertility holiday, hence the eggs
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It seems like the stupidest people get into positions of authority over our children.
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God forbid some Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist children are taken over by our 'Christian' religions. :rolleyes:
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They shouldn't celebrate any holidays at all.
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An atheist for Easter.

I love hiding Easter eggs and having the kids come around all excited hunting around the backyard for them. Easter is a secular holiday for me. Much like Xmas. All of the fun, none of the superstition.
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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1364337188' post='595599872']
Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs
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Oh FFS!
<---- Born a Sikh, raised C of E, Married a Catholic!
Some people need to get over themselves IT'S EASTER!
(if you want to be historically accurate or pedantic about it.....)
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they should called based on its roots: "Ishtar Egg"

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Seems perfectly reasonable to me. She is allowing them to still find Eggs but she is trying to limit the religious connotations. I actually think this is a fairly sound idea. Whether Easter was originally a fertility thing, it isn't anymore. I mean if you really think about it, it's pretty sickening that we 'celebrate' Hallowe'en...
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Good. It's high time the separation of church and state be enforced unilaterally.

The religious indoctrination of children into ignorant superstitious nonsense (of ANY kind) is unconscionable in the modern age.

If, once they've grown to adulthood, the more gullible and cowardly want to seek comfort in such cults, so be it.

But children trust adults not to lie to them and any parent (well-meaning though they may be) who tells their child that any god is real is flat out lying to their own child.

Parents do it to make themselves feel better about the lies they were told by their parents. It's a selfish lie perpetuated ad nauseum.

It's time for the human race to grow up.
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This is freaking stupid. What's next? They will rename X-mas too?
I'm not even Christian, but I still enjoy these holidays. Those people who are doing are actually religious people themselves.

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[quote name='excalpius' timestamp='1364358149' post='595600504']
Good. It's high time the separation of church and state be enforced unilaterally.

The religious indoctrination of children into ignorant superstitious nonsense (of ANY kind) is unconscionable in the modern age.

If, once they've grown to adulthood, the more gullible and cowardly want to seek comfort in such cults, so be it.

But children trust adults not to lie to them and any parent (well-meaning though they may be) who tells their child that any god is real is flat out lying to their own child.

Parents do it to make themselves feel better about the lies they were told by their parents. It's a selfish lie perpetuated ad nauseum.

It's time for the human race to grow up.
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Using academic words in succession doesn't give you any more merit in your opinion than anyone else who may or may not believe in a 'God'. Forcing your opinion onto others so confidently though does prove the irony in your stance; as in there being no room for such ignorance in the evolution of the Human Race. Grow up.
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Hope the kids can put up the Easter tree ... :p

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[quote name='ILikeTobacco' timestamp='1364354514' post='595600438']
So... you are encouraging religious diversity... by not endorsing a specific religion? :huh:
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Fixed that for you, Sometimes those biblical glasses can get a bit blurry and cause christian persecution syndrome.


Your options are either to allow celebration and with it the celebration of the willingness to slaughter children to satisfy gods fetish for babies blood AKA Eid al-Fitr or get rid of the baby jesus from it.


Take your pick

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One thing I like about Religeous Diversity; (and so do my children)
EXTRA HOLIDAYS (or celebrations... easter, diwali, etc...)
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You know, I'm not religious, but I'm still going to give my kids Christmas, Easter, etc. Holidays in 2013 are now more "pop culture" than religious.

Edit: Wow! Only a 100 more post till I have 2,000 post!

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[quote name='TPreston' timestamp='1364400172' post='595601474']
Fixed that for you, Sometimes those biblical glasses can get a bit blurry and cause christian persecution syndrome.


Your options are either to allow celebration and with it the celebration of the willingness to slaughter children to satisfy gods fetish for babies blood AKA Eid al-Fitr or get rid of the baby jesus from it.


Take your pick
[/quote]Actually, you only made it worse. This has nothing to do with CPS. Basically what you are saying now is that Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, etc... all of which are holidays on a national level regardless of if you are religious or not, should be cancelled in schools. You are okay with that because they have some christian roots. The man claims that he wants to encourage religious diversity and he is doing it by banning specific holidays because it has ties to a religion he doesn't like. Lets follow the path you are claiming though. So we already got Christmas, Easter, and Valentines day banned. Hell the first two aren't even christian holidays but lets just ignore the facts so you can have your argument. Lets also ban July 4 and Thanksgiving. Those are holidays that have ties to nationalism which in large amounts are bad as we saw in WW2. Also, ban Halloween because of its ties back to pagan holidays. Sounds ridiculous to me but that's what you are arguing for. Let's just ban all holidays because they all have ties, regardless of how small, to one religion or another. Don't want to endorse any and offend people right?

The option that exists in the real world, not your delusional world where everything christian is bad and should be banned is leave holidays alone. Easter isn't even a christian holiday so the guys whole premise is misguided. You sound like the government who will label anything terrorism just to argue their side. It's christian so ban it! It is a sad world were people are so filled with hate like you that you want to take an easter egg hunt away from kids because "CHRISTIANS!" I can't believe that you actually think banning all holidays is a good idea. And no you didn't say it directly but that is your argument. Endorsing any holiday means endorsing a religion which you are against.
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The way I see it, there are two ways:

1. Celebrate ALL religious events

2. Celebrate NO religious events

No picking and choosing which ones to do, it's either all or none.
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[quote name='metallithrax' timestamp='1364418358' post='595602008']
The way I see it, there are two ways:

1. Celebrate ALL religious events

2. Celebrate NO religious events

No picking and choosing which ones to do, it's either all or none.
[/quote]Agreed. The problem is that holidays like christmas and easter are only religious for the religious. For everyone else, its just another holiday but because someone people don't want others celebrating whatever they believe, they have to ruin it for everyone else.

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I don't have kids, but as long as they weren't being indoctrinated I wouldn't give a toss what they celebrated. It's possible to celebrate religious holidays for non religious reasons. As an Atheist I see Christmas as a time to celebrate the spirit of love, togetherness, giving, and family.

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we never had egg hunts at school... and that was a good bit ago....

but seriously, people need to learn the history of holidays...

Christmas trees, lights and stuff are not religious... it is a pegan celebration of light during the darkest time of the year

"Easter Eggs" came from the whole spring rebirth of nature idea.... not jesus

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I'm happy to confess I'm a CHRISTIAN, and know the true meaning of EASTER.

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Holidays should be celebrated in a secular manner. That means that Christmas and Easter are fine but there shouldn't be any references to Jesus or Christianity outside of religious studies / social studies / history; the same applies to other celebrations like Chinese New Year.

I think banning the word 'Easter' is taking things too far.
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