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Happy Easter

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 32

Yeah, I'm early, but I'm leaving this afternoon to go see my parents. And a warning, this is just random thoughts in random order...

Joey will probably take his first steps either this weekend or early next week, so that'll be a nice easter present to my folks.

Looking for a house is hard, unless you have a few hundred grand to toss around...Yeah, I'm early, but I'm leaving this afternoon to go see my parents. And a warning, this is just random thoughts in random order...

Joey will probably take his first steps either this weekend or early next week, so that'll be a nice easter present to my folks.

Looking for a house is hard, unless you have a few hundred grand to toss around...

Anyway, I'm a little perturbed by the fact that the US is all happy about taking all kinda time off and holidays about the birth of Christ, yet when he died and resurrected (on the Jesus Christ MojoMeter, it ranks a perfect 10 people. Like, as in, the greatest thing he did for mankind!), the government doesn't even take the day off.

Ever notice how Good Friday is always a crappy day (weather wise)?

I want to reiterate Planesdragon's sig: Jesus of Nazareth did not die so we could enjoy eggs and chocolate bunnies!

And, as a reminder (in my slang terms) in case you didn't know (and this is from memory, so I may be wrong on specifics) yesterday (Holy Thursday for Catholics) was the last supper, and suffering in the garden. Around midnight Jesus was arrested, and Peter did a Zorro on a soldier's ear, but Jesus put it back on. At dawn, he was tried, sentenced to death by crucifiction. He walked the cross to the mountain, was nailed up to it, and died in about three hours (which is VERY fast for a crucifiction).

And I guess today's the best day to give you my fav verse. The one that you can read today and it isn't outdated. The teaching from the main dude himself: Matthew 5-7 The Sermon on the Mount.

Happy Easter folks!

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you're right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5759292)

it's not about eggs and bunnies, or is it? it's about cadbury cream eggs and reese peanut butter eggs (mmmm) and peeps. jesus dies so we could have marshmallow animals

Strage thing at my Uni (1)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759307)

A frat was doing a donation drive by having students take their picture with a guy in an Easter Bunny suit. The odd thing: there were also guys in an "Easter Bear" and "Easter Pig" suits.

Huh? I don't remember that... you know "Jesus and the Bear... and the Pig"

At first I thought it was some bizarre furry convention ;p

Re:Strage thing at my Uni (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759775)

there were also guys in an "Easter Bear" and "Easter Pig" suits.

A little history on the date that we call Easter. Christians had this bad habit of getting killed in the years they were trying to get their footholds. A lot of people didn't like them. This is why people celebrate Jesus' birthday on Christmas or his resurrection on Easter. Those holidays existed long before Jesus was a twinkle in God's eye... er, maybe not that long before hand, but you get the idea.

Easter was the Fertility Party. For lack of a better word, and I forget what it was originally known as. I suppose I could google it up, but that would require me sounding like I know what I'm talking about, and I'm just not up for the task. Easter was the day were everybody celebrated the coming of the new offsprings into the groups, and the coming of summer and all that.

So, they picked the animals that seem to breed the most. I've not heard of bear though, so that's new to me. The Rabbit stuck, because, well, they hump like bunnies. And thus, the Easter Bunny was born. That and it's better to have your picture taken with a cute Rabit than a pig.

As for Christmas, that was originally the winter solstace celebration, trying to coerce the gods into bringing summer back. It was originally done on what was the shortest day of the year (Approximately December 25th, which is now the 21st but it would just confuse people to change it now.) They made sacrifices and gifts to the wonderful gods to make the days longer. It worked! Imagine that.

So, when Christians were being killed celebrating the birth and deaths of Jesus, they picked those holidays to celebrate so no one would notice they were celebrating something different. This is also why there is the tradition of giving presents on Christmas and food (especially sweets) on Easter.

Yay for useless knowledge!

Good show! (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760417)

Great work, Xeri! As a refugee from catholic high school I think you hit all the valid points.

Infact, the adoption of other pre-existing traditions and holy days (where did the x-mas tree come from? The Norse!)was part of early Christianity's attempt to proliferate like rabbits (another facet of the easter bunny! ;)

this has some good info on Oestre, and it also has a lot of CRAZY BULLSHIT AT THE END OF IT! [got.net]
here's a quote:
In case you are still wondering what all this has to do with you living free or living hindered, it is this: all these holidays we have enjoyed so much have been thoroughly infiltrated with paganism, or were entirely pagan to begin with. Since paganism (even innocent paganism) is an open door through which the devil has a right to enter our lives, bringing trouble, sickness and bondage; and since most of us have embraced one form of paganism or another in celebrating these holidays, there is in them the potentiol for such trouble in our lives.

Ohmifuckingod! What a jackass!

P.S.- read "American Gods" by that guy who did Sandman. It's some goooooooooood isht!

Re:Good show! (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760440)

SHoot. I forgot the /a tag.

Re:Strage thing at my Uni (1)

glh (14273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5761204)

Most of what you say is correct but I don't like the way you worded the last point-

So, when Christians were being killed celebrating the birth and deaths of Jesus, they picked those holidays to celebrate so no one would notice they were celebrating something different. This is also why there is the tradition of giving presents on Christmas and food (especially sweets) on Easter.

It was not Christians that picked the holidays, it was Emporer Constantine [yahweh.com] , who was a Catholic (in that time there was definitely a distinction). He wanted everyone to live in peace so he merged the pagan religion with the Catholic church. It's pretty much evolved that way since 325 AD, but true Christians obviously don't connect the ressurection of Christ with bunnies and jellie beans.

The etimology of the word Easter comes from Ishtar [yahweh.com] , the goddess of love and war (sounds a lot like easter, eh?).

Good Friday (1)

wheany (460585) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759314)

That's weird. In Finnish "Good Friday" is literally "Long Friday", so the meaning is pretty much the opposite.

And the weather is great here, by the way. :-)

Re:Good Friday (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759353)

Yeah, logically, it should be "Sad Friday" and "Good Easter". I have no idea why its 'Good' unless you look at the big picture...

Wadayatalkingabout? (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759352)

Good Friday is always a crappy day (weather wise)?

Bright sunshine, blue sky, 26C, all the windows in the apartment are open and I'm having a day off. The fridge is *full* of beer and some coworkers are heading over for a party at my place tonight.
I surely would like to experience one of your great days, if your crappy days are equivalent to "my good days".

Gurr... submitted too early. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759375)

Jesus of Nazareth did not die so we could enjoy eggs and chocolate bunnies!

Now let me play the devils advocate on this one. Jesus died for our sins. Since "gluttony" is a sin and eating all that chocolate is clearly gluttony (hope Spirit00 doesn't read this one, she's gonna kill me!) So essentially, yes, Jesus died so that we could enjoy chocolate bunnies.

Apart from that, it's not me who eats all that chocolate. Gimme a beer, I'll be happier.

Re:Wadayatalkingabout? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759405)

Heh, maybe its just where I live. Good Fridays are always miserable. Like it rained hard last night, and there is a chill in the air, everything is still wet and murky, there's a heavy mist in the air. It just isn't a pretty day.

How do you know? (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759426)

I want to reiterate Planesdragon's sig: Jesus of Nazareth did not die so we could enjoy eggs and chocolate bunnies!

How do you know that the bible and all the things you've been taught were just a misinterpretation? Perhaps God's master plan was to put in motion an entire system of worship and creation of holidays to reward the good at heart people with some chocolate bunnies. Just a lot of people place a lot of weight on some old book and teach a lot of things does not make them true... it is your beleif that is what makes it true.. so why not beleive the entire setup was put into motion so decent people can have some chocolate (if they aren't alergic and want to participate).

Re:How do you know? (1)

Liora (565268) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759653)

FK, pardon me while I preach in your journal... or rather attempt to preach b/c I'm really not very good at it.

Christians (I think) believe what they believe because they have experienced it. Let me illustrate. Believing something just because a book says it doesn't make the wardrobe in the bedroom really lead to Narnia. We read (or heard, or thought or whatever) that there were some wardrobes that led to Narnia, then we had reason to suspect that our wardrobe led to Narnia, but then, at that point, we still don't know it because we haven't gone to the wardrobe to check it out. When we do go amidst the coats and shoes and like we might discover that it does or it doesn't go anywhere, that is, we have experienced the truth of the magical land beyond the wardrobe, or the hard oak plank a few feet in, indicating the back of the closet.

God bless those people that manage to have real belief without ever experiencing God. I'm not one of them. I thought I believed before I ever experienced revelation of Him at work in my life, but now that I really do believe, I realize I didn't before.

My advice: You hear that some people believe wardrobes lead to Narnia. Go check out the wardrobe in your bedroom. You've heard that some people believe that God created the universe and then sent His son to the Earth and let Him die and then rise again so that people can have communion with Him. Go to church on Sunday and see if God meets you... and if He doesn't, try again, and then let me know, and I'll pray for you.

Re:How do you know? (1)

glh (14273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760425)

Liora.. I have to chime in here. I think it is great that you are experiencing God working in your life, which is certainly what a Christian should be. In fact, many Christians today are more concerned with being "right" than acting like Christans, but that's another topic altogether.

At any rate, I caution anyone who places a significant amount of authority in experience (which I'm not saying you're doing entirely, don't get me wrong). The reason I say this is because if all we base our Christian faith on is our experience, how are Christians any different than the rest of religions? One could virtually say the same thing for Budha or Mohammed (just do a search and replace on what you typed above).

The real difference is the Word of God, the 300+ prophecies that have been fulfilled, etc. Jesus Christ is the only person who ever claimed to be "one with the Father" (aka God), and is the only one who truly conqured death and resurrected. We have a written authority, the Word of God and I believe unless our experiences align with His Word, they are bunk. In 2 Peter 1, Peter himself says (after talking about the transfiguration, where he experienced hearingthe voice of God):

[19] We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
[20] Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
[21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Anyway.. I hope you get what I'm saying. If we make experience our authority, then logically anyone can be "right". If we make the Word of God our authority than we are firmly grounded in the Truth and it's hard to argue with that.

Re:How do you know? (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760501)

I think most Christians have run across the problem of communicating the reason for their faith to others... My personal view is just that: It is a matter of faith, so I can't convince anyone based on God's working in my life (which he does), the historical basis of the Bible (which is solid), or the infallibility of the word of God (which I believe in, but is hard to prove, especially to a sceptic).

The only way someone else is going to believe is if (after hearing the truth) God intervenes, and shows them the truth and gives them faith.

It's like that verse (which I don't know the reference to): Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Is that right? I hope so).

Happy Easter everyone :)

words from a blasphemer... (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760534)

The reason I say this is because if all we base our Christian faith on is our experience, how are Christians any different than the rest of religions?

Yes! That's always been my point, I don't see the differences. I honestly don't care how "you" (the collective you) go about being spiritual, its good enough for me that you are because of experience. Otherwise it is EMPTY RHETORIC. This is what divides the laws and histories of countries from religions- sure I obey the laws and I know the histories of a country, but I don't believe in them.

And the parts where experience doesn't align with a book? Well to that I counter with the classic: "If all your friends go and jump off a bridge, are you gonna jump, too?"

But again- I'm no longer catholic, because I don't believe in all that minutia. While you say its hard to argue once you are firmly grounded in "Truth", I don't recognize that "Truth" that you speak of, I think all truths are relative; never objective.

So I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm trying to say YES, that point you are bringing up is indeed the crux of the issue. I fall on the other side.

Re:How do you know? (1)

GreyWolf3000 (468618) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760891)

Be careful when you say that Jesus fulfilled prophecies. Those who wrote down the accounts of his coming and death also knew these prophecies. You cannot be sure that he all, some, or even any of them.

For every "proof" that circlulates through the Christian community about the historical accuracy of the Bible and Jesus, there is other "proof" that he didn't exist entirely, or that he didn't ressurrect.

Scientific apologetics can never convince someone because if you proffer an argument, it will be countered. If God existed, his prescence and mere existence could not be discounted, however.

Re:How do you know? (1)

glh (14273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5763446)

I think there are more proofs that Jesus Christ did exist and even ressurrected. Even some of the great nay-sayers of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th century admitted that Christ had a profound influence. In fact, until recently (such as the past 100 years) has there been any doubt that Christ really existed... As far as the ressurection goes, there have been falsehoods circulating about that ever since 36 AD - it even mentions one in the Gospels. Ultimately I can't physically *prove* that it happened, but no one can prove that it didn't happen either. It comes down to faith- you just have to examine the evidence that we do have and make a decision. Did Christ resurrect from the dead or not? If He did, then the Bible is true.

Re:How do you know? (1)

Liora (565268) | more than 11 years ago | (#5761512)

Three things:

First, I disagree with your assumption that Christians are those that believe the things you said. Believing them is not enough. The Bible points out that even the demons believe in God (and the Word of God), but that doesn't mean that they will get to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I am not going to go look up the exact verse right now because I don't have time, but in the book of James it says that "Faith without works is dead." Belief in the Word of God does not make you a Christian alone. Yes, it is also true that in Romans it says "not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us." But the fact is, both things appear in the same Bible. What sets us apart is our whole life, which is a light to the world, as it says in Ephesians, not just the Bible. Lots of religions have books that profess them to be the true books. Heck, the Bible even has accounts of people using demonic powers to prophesy and do miracles accurately. The pharoah's magicians did a lot of the stuff Moses did. It wasn't through Judaism that Saul called up the dead to question it. These things happened for real through other religions. Those things are NOT what sets us apart. The REAL reason people can know we're the real McCoy, in communion with the one true God, is by our fruit, as it even says in the New Testament.

Also, Paul says that we are not bound to the law, instead that the Holy Spirit guides us. He was writing this to the early Christian church, who did not have his collected letters yet, nor the Gospels, but merely had the Old Testament texts and the other religious texts (consider them Old Testament study guides). But I think that his point is distinctly important with regard to us now. If God distinctly told me to do something that didn't make any sense given what He says in the Bible, I would still do it. (Yes, I would make darn sure I was really hearing it from God before I did anything, however, and I would probably be a little incredulous about it b/c I can't imagine God wanting me to do something not in accordance with His Word, but I would still do it, because as a Christian I have to do whatever Jesus tells me to.) Being bound to the 66 books of the Bible is not the point of Christianity. They are the handbook for how to live life that God gave us, they are not just stories, they are true, God-inspired words, but just as the way Jesus uprooted the whole way we see things, compared to the way Jews saw things in the Old Testament (Sermon on the Mount: No, the law's not good enough... you have to be perfect...), I could find that God would change that today for me (if He wanted to and had a reason). Indeed, he did that for people other than Jesus. He gave Peter that vision of all the unclean animals. He gave Paul insight into what to do if you are at someone's house and you suspect a portion of the you're consuming may have been consecrated to an idol. And he still does stuff just like that today. People that think God has quit talking to us need to listen a little harder. They are vastly understimating the abilities of the God who made the universe and who desires to have a personal relationship with every person on this planet.

Finally, and I hate to bring this up, but you always quote the King James Version. I have been meaning to tell you this for a long time. The King James Version of the Bible is almost the least accurate English translation that we have. We have proof that it was translated wrong, that King James made some monks change the words. And, as we've gotten to study ancient languages more thoroughly, we also know that there are some things we just didn't know back then. For instance, did you know that Joseph did not have a coat of many colors, but instead had a long-sleeved coat. Sure, the implications are the same, for those times a colorful coat and a long-sleeved coat were both fancy coats, and his dad gave him a fancy coat, but just think about the number of things we don't know about that we didn't understand. The Bible is the best we've got, and I trust it, but I don't trust that version very much. If you still want it to read exactly the same except in the places where we know it's wrong, you might check out a New King James translation.

Re:How do you know? (1)

Liora (565268) | more than 11 years ago | (#5762008)

Ok...

God just really ran me through the ringer on this one. While I still think all the things that I said are true, it's really dumb for Christians to argue about stupid little details. The important thing, that we agree on, by very nature of calling ourselves Christians, is that we're all following Christ. We're supposed to collectively make up the church. All these little factions are really very silly. It's like disagreeing over favorite colors. We have some doctrinal differences, but as far as I can tell, between you and I that means very little in terms of what we do and how we live out our Christianity. We're committed to the same kinds of things.

And, I read back over what you wrote, and it seems to me more that what you were trying to say is that Jesus is what makes us different than all the other religions, and I agree wholeheartedly. I apologize, both for misunderstanding and being nitpicky and being altogether too opinionated and judgemental about what one of my brothers in Christ thinks.

Re:How do you know? (1)

glh (14273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5763418)

True, there are definitely better things to talk about... I wouldn't use the term "argue"! :)

Thanks for the follow up post (I don't htink there was anything to apologize about, but apology accepted if that helps!)- I appreciate that and please let me know if you want to continue the discussion.

Re:How do you know? (1)

glh (14273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5763402)

Liora, I read your post and I think you misunderstand what I was getting at, but I also read your later post and it sounds like you did got the right idea... regardless, I just wanted to comment on a few of the things to clarify.

Believing them is not enough. The Bible points out that even the demons believe in God (and the Word of God), but that doesn't mean that they will get to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Of course I agree with you on this one. I think the scripture you were referring to is James 2:19 which was also along the rest of your thinking.

What sets us apart is our whole life, which is a light to the world, as it says in Ephesians, not just the Bible.

If we are not the "salt of the earth", certainly we will not be different from the world. However, I don't think it's anything WE do on our own (and I'm sure you agree).. the reason we are set apart (sanctified) is because of God's word- even Jesus prayed to the Father asking for them to be set apart through His word.

John 17:17- Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Additionally, Jesus Christ IS the Word of God... after all, John 1:1 says this:
[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

Hence, I don't think you can separate God from His word.

What do you mean by this:

If God distinctly told me to do something that didn't make any sense given what He says in the Bible, I would still do it.

My main point as "Scripture as the authority" is that we should always seek out God's will from there.. not from some other source weather it be experience, circumstance, or even other people (all those things are fallible). Granted, not everything is black and white and we will certainly make our own interpretations on what the Bible has to say. I'm not saying that we have to read the Bible to determine wether or not we should brush our teeth in the morning.. but we DO need to brush our teeth to the glory of God because it says whatsoever things you do, do it to the glory of God! In the end, I think prayer, the Holy Spirit and reading the Word is how we hear from God. If anything ever conflicts with God's word, which I believe is *complete* (read the end of revelation) it just doesn't make sense. How could we trust anything in the Bible if that were the case?

Being bound to the 66 books of the Bible is not the point of Christianity. They are the handbook for how to live life that God gave us, they are not just stories, they are true, God-inspired words, but just as the way Jesus uprooted the whole way we see things, compared to the way Jews saw things in the Old Testament (Sermon on the Mount: No, the law's not good enough... you have to be perfect...), I could find that God would change that today for me (if He wanted to and had a reason). Indeed, he did that for people other than Jesus.

I'm certainly not suggesting being "bound" to the books of the Bible! Another verse that I think supports this is Romans 10:4, one of my favorite verses. We're not under the law, we're under grace. If we were under the law we'd have to try and work for our salvation, and fall hopelessley short!

Lastly, on the KJV thing.. I don't really want to get into that, but I'll tell you this. I used to read the NKJV, NIV, NASB, and a few other versions. After doing a lot of questioning, researching, etc. I came to some very interesting conclusions on the KJV and other versions and that's pretty much what I use now.

Ok, I'd love to go into more detail but this journal probably isn't the place and it's gettin' late... Please feel free to email me (remove NO_SPAM). [mailto]

Re:How do you know? (1)

TheKey (465831) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760477)

You have experienced God?

Maybe you just had a hole in your life - you were unable to live with the realization that your life is meaningless, and you will ultimately be nothing more than worm food? And so God - religion - made you feel like there was actually some purpose and destination?

Bah, sorry.. of course, we've all heard the same things a million times. I've been to Church and I can't stand Christian bullshit. It just bothers me that so many people are deluded.

Re:How do you know? (1)

GreyWolf3000 (468618) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760864)

What if it were you that is deluded?

As much as you can say Christian doctrine is blind, trite, and baseless, shared by billions for "comfort," the same can be said of your position.

Start doing some critical thinking.

Re:How do you know? (1)

TheKey (465831) | more than 11 years ago | (#5761929)

How can that be said of my position? I am in no comfort whatsoever. My life is meaningless. When I am dead, nothing I did will matter. If everyone on Earth committed suicide, it wouldn't matter. The rest of the world would be better off because of it.

I don't believe in God or any religion because I think that it's based off of people trying to avoid the above fact.

Re:How do you know? (1)

Liora (565268) | more than 11 years ago | (#5761616)

You have experienced God?

Short answer: You bet.

Long answer: There are two things I would like to say. The first is that I don't know how to prove God to you. The second is that I don't want to. But what I do want to say is that imagine for just a minute that God existed and wanted to befriend you. If, that were really true, and he was healing the sick, feeding the poor, freeing the oppressed, and helping the hopeless, and he wanted to let you help, wouldn't that be the best deal in town? I would likely go downtown so I could see for myself that it was a hoax, and boy would I be surprised if miracles were really happening everywhere, wouldn't I? Well... that's sort of what happened to me. I have seen miracles, and I have even been part of a few.

Mmm... (1)

baby_head_rush (131448) | more than 11 years ago | (#5762890)

Turkish Delight.

Easter (1)

Dephex Twin (416238) | more than 11 years ago | (#5759786)

Anyway, I'm a little perturbed by the fact that the US is all happy about taking all kinda time off and holidays about the birth of Christ, yet when he died and resurrected (on the Jesus Christ MojoMeter, it ranks a perfect 10 people. Like, as in, the greatest thing he did for mankind!), the government doesn't even take the day off.
Yes they do. Easter is always on a Sunday, so they always are talking the day off. As for why this holiday isn't considered as huge or bigger than Christmas, ask the church on that one.
Jesus of Nazareth did not die so we could enjoy eggs and chocolate bunnies!
Just because it is tradition to do something for Easter, doesn't mean it has to be what Jesus died for. Since Jesus died for our sins, should Easter be about sinning? Just kidding, no need to answer that.

Re: Favorite Bible Verse (1)

baldass_newbie (136609) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760252)

Spectator I: I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers".
Bearded Man's Wife: Aha, what's so special about the cheesemakers?
Bearded Man: Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.

As for walking, Hannah stood up when I walked in the door last night. Didn't grab anything, just stood up, looked around real quick and got back down.

Quick note:
After filming most of Life of Brian [imdb.com] , they went to shoot the last scence, the Crucifixion, and all the sunny weather they had had went away. Clouds rolled in. Sky got dark. They pulled aside and wondered if this was the skit they shouldn't do.
Well, they did.
Guess God does have a sense of humor.

Happy Easter.

Yay (1)

cyranoVR (518628) | more than 11 years ago | (#5760482)

I want to reiterate Planesdragon's sig: Jesus of Nazareth did not die so we could enjoy eggs and chocolate bunnies!

Yay, that means more for us infidels! Esp. Monday when it's 50%-75% off :D''' --drool

On a more serious note, the Bible says that he rose on "the third day" but Saturday-Sunday is only two days (unless you somehow count Friday - when he was still alive?) Doesn't add up...

Re:Yay (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 11 years ago | (#5762285)

On a more serious note, the Bible says that he rose on "the third day" but Saturday-Sunday is only two days (unless you somehow count Friday - when he was still alive?) Doesn't add up...

You have to count the days like the Jewish people of the day counted days. Any part of a day was considered the day, so Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Third Day.

Re:Yay (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 11 years ago | (#5766077)

And while making Jewish references, let's not forget that the last supper was the Passover seder.

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"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>