[extropy-chat] Atheist Easter
scerir at libero.it
Thu Apr 8 19:02:22 UTC 2004
> > I thought we extropes celebrated the return of the
> > Solar Cause?
> That's in December. This is April. The question was
> for something to celebrate near or on Easter.
 'Easter' is always on Sunday, *solis* dies, *sun* day
 'Easter' (perhaps) derives from a German root, 'ostern',
for 'dawn' or 'east', which is the time and place of the rising sun.
This makes sense as a reason why a day commemorating resurrection
would have called 'Easter'. Jesus is thought to have risen around
dawn, or sunrise, on resurrection Sunday (Matthew 28-1 and Mark 16-2).
sun-day, sun-rise, bah ...
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