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Easter plans with relatives anyone?

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The little ones get baskets. We eat. It's just another food holiday.
Nothing more.

KKGator Level 9 Mar 13, 2018

I absolutely love this Eddie Izzard video. Me and my kids would watch it all the time! Cake or Death??

@stomato I just posted that clip a little bit ago!


no. i am usually too busy reinacting my interpretation of jesus rising......I dramatically rise out of bed that morning and eat ice cream for breakfast wrapped in a white sheet.

twshield Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

@atheist lately yes!

No pointed hood with the white sheet, I assume?

Lol! That’s funny

@tioteo well i do enjoy role play......

I especially like the bit about the ice cream. I'm sure Jesus did that too, right before the assention! How can you go to heaven without ice cream ... really!! Haha!

@stomato right lol


Easter is on April Fools day, so maybe I'll just tell them I'll meet them in church

MrPKitty Level 5 Mar 13, 2018

I actually did this to a very religious customer of mine the other day. I told him I would go to church with him on Easter and then I waited a few seconds and said April fools. lol


Smoke a little weed, eat some candy, and pet a bunny rabbit. Party over!

Sticks48 Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

Instead of easter, I celebrate spring with a home cooked dinner with friends. You're all invited. Time and date to be announced r.s.v.p greatly appreciated.

Kojaksmom Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

Why fuck no.

snifflz Level 6 Mar 13, 2018

Chocolate Day. Yumm! smile001.gif

Betty Level 7 Mar 13, 2018

Jewish relatives, no god, no easter! My son & I have always taken a hike together on the day. We get muddy, we laugh, and we welcome Spring smile001.gif

AmiSue Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

No Ham either.

@RavenCT Ohhh...this year we'll pack ham sandwiches as a symbol of gratitude for the gentile enforced day off work! Sinful and pious at the same time LOL


Yep. Pretty much every year do easter with my aunt. She's a believer but not pushy about it and we don't say grace or anything like that. To me it's like xmas: just another day to hang out with relatives and eat well.

kmdskit3 Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

I don't originate from a faith tradition that ever did all that much about Easter other than maybe a sunrise service and an extra big sunday dinner. We certainly didn't have the buildup to it like the Catholics with Ash Wednesday and so forth either. So these days, after a quarter century of godlessness, I barely register that it comes or goes.

mordant Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

No. Work is closed on Good Friday as it's a sort of bank holiday in the UK, and Easter Sunday is just another Sunday but there'll be some chocolate, which as far as I'm aware while tasting divine isn't actually divine in origin, but that's about it smile001.gif

ipdg77 Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

That's the day Jesus comes out of his tomb. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of persecution.

Saltyjim77 Level 4 Mar 13, 2018

Lololololololololol...only to exchange chocolate bunnies with my son and Peeps for my brother.

Charlene Level 8 Mar 13, 2018


BufftonBeotch Level 7 Mar 13, 2018

Probably plan an egg hunt or scavenger hunt for the kiddos at work.

PhoebeCat Level 7 Mar 13, 2018

That means...PEEPS! I like to leave out them a few hours to harden, though putting them in the fridge also works (but then they're cold), then dunking them in my cafe au lait. Choc peeps (not choc-covered peeps) are my fav, but those are not easy to find.

BookDeath Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

Nope. Easter with friends.

It's the first weekend of the UK drag racing season. smile001.gif smile001.gif

Uncorrugated Level 7 Mar 13, 2018

Not yet but hoping my sister in law invites me to eat

jonds56 Level 6 Mar 13, 2018

Not sure, usually my kids, but depends on if they are working or have other plans. Traffic here is so bad over Easter, it is best not to travel, too many tourists out and about.

Rugglesby Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

Kids are all adults now and often busy. I usually send the some chocolate.

Roadster Level 6 Mar 13, 2018


Donotbelieve Level 8 Mar 13, 2018

@PatrickHermitage You can keep your peeps.

@PatrickHermitage I dislike chocolate.


Only did Easter with my ex's family for my daughter.

sassygirl3869 Level 9 Mar 13, 2018

Did Jesus Rise From the DEAD?
Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence.
What is the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus? An empty tomb story and questionable post mortem occurrences?
If a body is missing from a tomb, do we assume that the corpse has resurrected? Or do we try and discover who moved the corpse?
There are many possible explanations of why the corpse was moved. Ask me if you can't think of any. But Matthew's gospel appears to close the "loophole" with the guards on the tomb. But the guards on the tomb story is most certainly fiction. We have four gospel writers telling the same tale and yet only Matthew mentions guards. The guards are so important to the tale, that if it were true the other gospel writers would most certainly have mentioned the guards.
But Matthew didn't close the loophole tight enough with his guards on the tomb fiction.
Matthew 27:62-66 (New American Standard Bible)
62Now on the next day, [day in the Greek means daylight hours] the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate,
63and said, "Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I am to rise again.'
64"Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
65Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how."
66And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
So you see that Jesus' corpse was placed in the tomb, and the NEXT DAY, during daylight hours, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, and requested a guard be placed on the tomb. THE FIRST NIGHT THE CORPSE WAS IN THE TOMB THE TOMB WAS UNGUARDED. Anyone could have opened the tomb, removed the corpse, and closed the tomb to conceal the fact that the tomb was now empty.
So the empty tomb story proves nothing.
But what about those that saw Jesus post mortem?
We have Mary Magdalene.
Mark 16:9 (New American Standard Bible)
9Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. [See also Luke 8:2]
I would expect that any woman with seven demons would be considered a crazy woman mentally ill in today's world. Jesus may have calmed her down so she appeared normal.[cured] But most likely the shock of Jesus' sudden death and the loss of his soothing words may have pushed her back into a state of delusion. In any event she was not a competent witness. But what about those 500 brethren who all saw Jesus at the same time post mortem according to Paul? This fiction is ridiculous. Did someone rent out a "Hall," and invite 500 brethren to all come at the same time to see Jesus? I am certain that this is Paul's fiction since Jesus only had 120 followers in the upper room on Pentecost when they all received the Holy Spirit.
What about Jesus' Apostles?
Matthew 28:16-17 (New American Standard Bible)
16But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
This is an amazing Scripture passage. Here we have 11 men who lived with Jesus several years, they see Jesus post mortem and some of them have doubt?
I have my own theory of how the Jesus resurrection story started with the Apostles. Many were fishermen, probably others were laborers of some kind. Fishing in those days was hard work. But when they traveled with Jesus they got used to the soft life. They preached, and passed around the baskets, and didn't have to row boats and pull nets out of the sea.
After Jesus died they went back to their old hard life.
John 21:3 (New American Standard Bible)
3Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will also come with you." They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
They fish, they catch nothing, but then one disciple thinks he sees Jesus on the shore.
John 21:7 (New American Standard Bible)
7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord." So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea.
Notice that Peter does not recognize Jesus. He "heard that it was the Lord." It is just some stranger on the shore, but at that moment Peter realizes that if Jesus were alive they could all go back to the soft evangelists life and to Hell with the hard fisherman's life.
It is interesting that post mortem, Jesus only shows himself to his own followers. He promised the high Priest and his entourage that they would see him. [Mark 14:62] But they never did.
Jesus promised his evil and adulterous generation that they would see him post mortem, [Matthew 12:39-40] but they never did.
If the Scientologists claimed that L Ron Hubbard resurrected, came to their conference, and then went to Heaven, would you believe them? So how can we believe a story when only Jesus' followers are the witnesses?
We have an extraordinary claim that Jesus rose from the dead, but the evidence for the claim is very poor.
​If you read this far let me know ...please

nicknotes Level 7 Mar 14, 2018

I want you so what . What can I do easter?

RobertJinkens Level 2 Mar 14, 2018

Haven't done the Easter thing in decades

Shelton Level 8 Mar 13, 2018
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