Happy Easter everyone.Â Bitter and I were noticing how bright out it was last night with the full moon, and then it occurred to her that Easter is always the first full moon after the start of spring.Â It then occurred to me how pagan such a means of determining when Easter fell was.Â That would essentially mean you’d need a way to determine the vernal equinox, and then you’d need some kind of calendar based on the moon.Â After that, how far do you really have to go before you’re sacrificing virgins to your fire god?
Also interesting that the word Easter is derived from the month on the Germanic Calendar dedicated to the goddess Eostre, who early Europeans celebrated by feasting around this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday folks, but please, no sacrificing virgins.
UPDATE: Some people are offended by my attempt at humor.Â Apologies to anyone offended.Â I am not intending to make fun of anyone for celebrating Easter, just poking fun at how the date of the holiday was selected.
UPDATE: Apologies to atheist readers who are disappointed at my attempt at reconciliation with my Christian readers who were offended by the original post.Â Perhaps someday the People’s Front of Judea, and the Judaean People’s Front will be able to live side by side in harmony.
UPDATE: I should note that I am the product of an orange Irish/German paternity, and a Catholic Irish/German maternity, so if I took this stuff too serious myself, I’d blow myself up with a car bomb.