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#1 Canopus



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Posted 26 March 2016 - 12:47 PM

Does Easter have any significance to you or not?


Apart from products made from chocolate, why has Easter not gone the same way as Christmas as a commercialised national celebration rather than a purely religious celebration?

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 06:36 PM

I wouldn't notice any difference if I didn't need to think whether shops are shut on some days, and I have to put out the rubbish a day later. It just disrupts my routine a bit!

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 01:41 PM

Easter can trigger off my ptsd because it holds bad memories for me.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:33 PM

Christmas is Really for the Children by Steve Turner


Christmas is really 
for the children.
Especially for children
who like animals, stables,
stars and babies wrapped
in swaddling clothes.
Then there are wise men,
kings in fine robes,
humble shepherds and a 
hint of rich perfume.

Easter is not really
for the children
unless accompanied by
a cream filled egg.
It has whips, blood, nails,
a spear and allegations 
of body snatching.
It involves politics, God
and the sins of the world.
It is not good for people
of a nervous disposition.
They would do better to
think on rabbits, chickens
and the first snowdrop
of spring.

Or they'd do better to
wait for a re-run of 
Christmas without asking
too many questions about
what Jesus did when he grew up
or whether there's any connection. 

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