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Old 04-10-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

Easter: Jesus died, came back to life. Bunnies: symbol of spring, or fertility, or at least a great shape for a chocolate treat.

explaining this wasn't one of my better parenting moments.

How do you do it?

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

First, I bite the head off of a chocolate bunny...
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

Just tell them that Jesus IS the easter bunny, makes it easier
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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Jesus liked bunnies

all kidding aside..this should help:

How to explain easter bunny to children
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

Bunnies = Candy
Kids love candy....

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:29 PM   #6
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It is pretty ridiculous how some Christians think that this is harmless even though it is pagan, yet halloween and all hallow's eve (are harmful).
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:29 PM   #7
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You want candy or not? STFU then.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:33 PM   #8
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umm, i don't see the need at all...my parents never tried to explain to me. i didn't know there was a logical explanation?
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:34 PM   #9
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I got a time-out in kindergarten for saying the Easter bunny/Santa Claus weren't real
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:35 PM   #10
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umm, i don't see the need at all...my parents never tried to explain to me. i didn't know there was a logical explanation?
mine never bothered with me either

were going to church, and then youre eating chocolates. thats what i understood.

my kids just know that right now, their chocolates look like delicious rabbits. but they dont know wht.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:36 PM   #11
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Jesus liked bunnies

all kidding aside..this should help:

How to explain easter bunny to children

Just watched this video in your thread.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:37 PM   #12
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umm, i don't see the need at all...my parents never tried to explain to me. i didn't know there was a logical explanation?
Same here...

I don't remember ever getting an explanation of the connection. Or even being curious about it.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:37 PM   #13
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It is pretty ridiculous how some Christians think that this is harmless even though it is pagan, yet halloween and all hallow's eve (are harmful).
Just about everything Christian has its roots as something "pagan". Things change.

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:38 PM   #14
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umm, i don't see the need at all...my parents never tried to explain to me. i didn't know there was a logical explanation?
Same here...

I don't remember ever getting an explanation of the connection. Or even being curious about it.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:47 PM   #15
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

i dont have kids, but i told cousins that the easter bunny steals and eats the eggs that little children come from once every spring....children eggs are brightly colored and decorated.....but not too much different from chicken eggs.
Thus we trick the easter bunny by leaving out chicken eggs or plastic eggs that are colored and once he goes to eat them he finds out they are fake and thus leaves them behind sometimes in very hidden locations as he likes to hide when eating children.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:53 PM   #16
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i dont have kids, but i told cousins that the easter bunny steals and eats the eggs that little children come from once every spring....children eggs are brightly colored and decorated.....but not too much different from chicken eggs.
Thus we trick the easter bunny by leaving out chicken eggs or plastic eggs that are colored and once he goes to eat them he finds out they are fake and thus leaves them behind sometimes in very hidden locations as he likes to hide when eating children.
This wins for the most random thing ever.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:57 PM   #17
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umm, i don't see the need at all...my parents never tried to explain to me. i didn't know there was a logical explanation?
mine never bothered with me either

were going to church, and then youre eating chocolates. thats what i understood.

my kids just know that right now, their chocolates look like delicious rabbits. but they dont know wht.
Exactly, it is just free candy. It plays no significance toward the actual story of Good Friday or Easter Sunday
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:58 PM   #18
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

Jesus died and was put in the tomb. Then the Easter Bunny came by spreading joy and giving chocoalte and eggs to people. All the joy from this brought Jesus back to life on the 3rd day.
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #19
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Jesus died and was put in the tomb. Then the Easter Bunny came by spreading joy and giving chocoalte and eggs to people. All the joy from this brought Jesus back to life on the 3rd day.
And then Jesus went on an egg eating rampage, which prompted everyone to color the eggs and hide them.

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Old 04-10-2006, 04:03 PM   #20
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

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It is pretty ridiculous how some Christians think that this is harmless even though it is pagan, yet halloween and all hallow's eve (are harmful).
don't forget celebrating the birth of jesus with a pagan ritual originally devoted to the solstice and mithras
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:27 PM   #21
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

If kids even bother asking, just tell them that the Easter bunny just wants to help us celebrate Jesus' birthday. Just like there is a BIG cake when you go to Grandpa's birthday because he's important, everyone gets loads of candy on Jesus' birthday because he's super important!

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Old 04-10-2006, 06:32 PM   #22
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

We plan to explain it like this:

Easter is a tradition with roots in Christian mythology. Candy, Easter eggs, and Easter baskets are part of that tradition and just for fun.
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:32 PM   #23
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Just tell them that Jesus IS the easter bunny, makes it easier
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:38 PM   #24
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If a kid is old enough to need an explanation, then he's old enough to know that the Easter Bunny isn't real.
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:47 PM   #25
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Default Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

rabbits have no opposable thumbs thus cannot hold easter baskets much less hand out eggs

my kids never really bothered to ask about the easter bunny..and i didnt really tell them... they are pretty smart so i assume they take it as another symbol of easter like santa claus..

they just know its like a party to celebrates jesus' ressurection
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