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Cyranny’s quickie!

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8 thoughts on “Cyranny’s quickie!

  1. Sheila and me…we’re Christian, so religiously yeah. Our magnificent three kids and their families aren’t but we send Easter Money to their kids, on account of being scattered. We would all like to be closer physically, but Life didn’t work out that way. So we do in our own goofy way.

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  2. I have a lot of family. We don’t do any of the commercial aspects of any of the holidays. It is pretty obvious what is just about making money for retailers. But we love to spend time together on bank holidays.

    I had a teacher at school who taught us that these symbols of eggs and rabbits were all tied up with fertility festivals and had nothing to do with the Passover or Lord’s Evening Meal, during which Jesus instituted a simple but significant ceremony with unleavened bread and wine to represent the sacrifice he was about to make to provide a basis for Adam’s offspring to be able to have the opportunity he spurned.

    When I was a teenager, I started to fall in love with The British Museum and read about a lot of religious history in ancient societies. It was quite alarming to see how worship of Astarte, Ishtah, Inanna or Ashtoreth was carried out. It is clear to me that a way of worship that involved orgies and temple prostitutes has nothing to do with an acceptable way to mark our respect and appreciation for someone giving up their life so we can have the hope of life the way our Creator wanted it.

    So although this week, I have been reading parts of the scriptures detailing Jesus’ last days on earth, and everyday I try to remember that all hope for the future is dependant on his sacrifice, I don’t want to mix fertility symbols with the way I remember the greatest gift mankind has received.

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