The "easter hunt" has always confused me. As a child, I was scrubbed raw put in a blue suit given a prissy little basket and sent out with every child under 12 of our town into a field to look for hand painted eggs that supposedly were produced by of all things a bunny.
Now that I am an old man the easter hunt makes me think of the collusion between retail and religion to market and sell product and a fairytale.
Christmas-All retail and churches
Easter-The Candy/Flower/Apparel industries and churches
St. Patrick's Day- Beer/Bar industry and churches
St Valentines' Day- Candy/Floral/Gift card industries and churches
Some of these so-called religious holidays are the biggest income seasons of these industries. And the marketing has nothing to do with the actual faith that the days represent.
Christmas-is supposed to mark the day of birth of a messiah.Which was mysteriously moved to coincide with the winter solstice.
Easter-is supposed to mark the resurrection of said messiah.
St. Patrick's Day-is to commemorate a missionary that converted tribes in Ireland to catholicism.
St. Valentine's day- commemorates a christian martyr that was arrested for performing christian weddings.
The easter thing is so crazy. A bunny lays eggs? Colored eggs mind you that are filled with candy or coin. Now, how the fuck does that have anything to do with religious faith?
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