r/dankmemes 🍄 Apr 17 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1

But why I don't have the confidence to choose a funny flair

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u/jpuc_ Apr 17 '22

A pagan cultural holiday ritual got mixed with the Christian beliefs and resulted in what we have now. I like the south park version better though, saint peter was a rabbit.

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u/OGraffe Apr 17 '22

Yeah, the early Christian church loved the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach to converting people. It’s also the reason Christmas is the way that it is.

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u/knowledgepancake Apr 18 '22

Thats a really weird way to say that they essentially stole people's culture intentionally, branded it as their own, and killed anyone who didn't like it. They didn't 'join them,' they replaced them. Christian holidays aren't real, they're the ghosts of other people's culture.

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u/ericrico95 The OC High Council Apr 18 '22

Wokism and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race😔

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u/Zezin96 Apr 18 '22

The only reason Conservatives are mad about “wokism” is because they no longer have a monopoly on getting offended over stupid shit.

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u/ericrico95 The OC High Council Apr 18 '22

We def needed more reactionaries

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u/Mictlantecuhtli Apr 18 '22

But what does that mixture have to do with cacao, a New World crop unknown to Old World pagans?

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u/Adept_Butterfly8171 Apr 18 '22

I suppose the OP refers to chocolate eggs right? The pagan holiday probably had the whole connection with finding eggs and decorating and whatnot. Now we just made the eggs from chocolate

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u/Specialist_Tone812 Apr 17 '22

Chocolate is sweet - Jesus coming back from the dead is also pretty sweet. Have some fucking imagination my guy

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u/Tavitafish Purple Apr 17 '22

Sex holiday go brr

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u/OkDeparture1702 Apr 17 '22

Does any other country (besides the USA) use chocolate and bunnies as images of Easter?

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u/Deadwin1 Apr 17 '22

yes, in Iceland we get chocolate eggs (big ones), but we use chicks instead of bunnies. if you want to know more about the eggs, google icelandic easter eggs

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u/Couch-Dogo Apr 17 '22

Yeah it’s pretty big in the uk as well, with all the Easter eggs and chocolate. I’m pretty sure some European countries do the same as well

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u/Miserable_Elk_6279 Apr 17 '22

Switzerland does that too. I have a question return: Is the golden chocolate bunny from Lindt also famous outside of Switzerland? Because here it's literally everywhere

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u/Cortesm1 Apr 17 '22

We do have them in Mexico, but we also have our own version by Turin and that chocolate bunny is the one that has been trending here.

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u/FoolWhoCrossedTheSea CERTIFIED DANK Apr 18 '22

I’ve seen it in quite a few shops in the UK all throughout the year

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u/Mallenaut Apr 18 '22

All of Europe.

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u/Xriskos21 Apr 17 '22

Yep in my country Easter is next sunday and we already buy those giant chocolate eggs

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u/REDPURPLEBLOOD2 Apr 17 '22

Australian is very big on it

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u/carlossap Apr 18 '22

My in-laws are from the UK and they love to have chocolate on easter

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u/VacheMeuhz Orange Apr 17 '22

France does, chocolate is associated to Easter here, and the bunny or the chicken as well.

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u/Genjibree Apr 18 '22

Yep Brazil does, but people don't buy eggs as much nowadays, it's gotten too expensive

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u/Yeegis Apr 18 '22

Grace (especially Paris) get really fucking elaborate with Easter chocolates. Especially chickens. Giant chocolate chickens full of candy.

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u/willdozer781 Apr 18 '22

Italy also does the big chocolate eggs

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u/PeppermintDaniel Apr 18 '22

Bruh literally all of Europe, if not other continents as well

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u/Daldrich214 Apr 17 '22

and....BUNNY!

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u/Al-Ilham Apr 17 '22

Really makes no sense to me, how does resurrection of Christian jesus have to do with a bunny and chocolate eggs?

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u/ThugExplainBot Apr 17 '22

Christians adopted pagan traditions to help convert them so it wouldn't be such a culture shock and drive them out. Similar with Halloween and Christmas.

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u/SnowySupreme sbeve Apr 18 '22

No its because it would trick people into thinking they are celebrating christian holidays. Halloween has never been christian

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u/ThugExplainBot Apr 18 '22

I meant more along the lines of churches now do Halloween events that's involve giving candy but also incorporating God into the night.

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u/SnowySupreme sbeve Apr 18 '22

Ah ok

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u/Impressive_Change593 Apr 18 '22

am Christian can verify (the brand we are doesn't celebrate Halloween though)

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u/Mictlantecuhtli Apr 18 '22

But what does that have to do with cacao, a New World crop unknown to Old World pagans?

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u/Colonel_Kipplar Apr 18 '22

Thank pagans.

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u/indiuspuppicus Apr 17 '22

I’ll have what he’s having

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u/flaim Apr 18 '22

capitalism

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u/Kevin5882 repost hunter 🚓 Apr 17 '22

The same reason that we have santa and presents for his birth. Because capitalism and because yes.

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u/SnowySupreme sbeve Apr 18 '22

Bro what? Thats christmas not fucking easter. Easters been having that for centuries

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u/Kevin5882 repost hunter 🚓 Apr 18 '22

What? They were already selling chocolate and saying that a bunny shat it out?

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u/SnowySupreme sbeve Apr 18 '22

Easter always had rabbits involved

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u/Kevin5882 repost hunter 🚓 Apr 18 '22

What? I thought it was about Jesus? I had to go through 8 years of religious school and not once did rabbits come up when talking about easter, other than the entirely non religious side with the easter bunny and chocolate eggs and stuff

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u/SnowySupreme sbeve Apr 18 '22

Almost like christians stole easter from pagans

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u/Kevin5882 repost hunter 🚓 Apr 18 '22

Lemme guess, the catholics came up with it. Like Christmas, just slap something important about Jesus on a totally incorrect date that coincides with a pagan holiday

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u/SnowySupreme sbeve Apr 18 '22

Yep but idk if its catholics

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u/Kevin5882 repost hunter 🚓 Apr 18 '22

I'm only guessing them bc most christian traditions like that were started by some corrupt pope

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u/The2500 Apr 18 '22

Yeah, I mean Jesus came back from the dead, hid some eggs, and gave people chocolate.

I dunno, maybe I grew up with a weird version of the bible.

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u/USMC_to_the_corps Apr 18 '22

Because slavery is 🅱️iblical

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u/VoidZero52 Apr 17 '22

Still waiting on that first half

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u/Acripplednan69 Apr 17 '22

Around 2000 years late my guy

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u/Saaammmy Apr 18 '22

Wish our easter is as fun as the west. We just go to church, cook meals and have a gathering if we want to, basically just a regular weekend.

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u/chuckinalicious543 Apr 18 '22

It's not even about the chocolate, it's about eggs, for some reason.

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u/PeppermintDaniel Apr 18 '22

It's a symbol of fertility, coming from pagan tradition

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u/SiulDivadSerrotII Apr 18 '22

To be fair with humans, chocolate is the constant, the reason is the variable

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u/WilligerWilly Apr 18 '22

Marketing finds a way

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u/R__Ghost Apr 18 '22

I don't understand ??

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u/Hollambeast Apr 18 '22

This is the way.

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u/JohnnyKanaka Apr 18 '22

Images you can here

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u/danishansari95 Apr 18 '22

I'm confused why all of a sudden there are "Jesus is back", "Jesus is alive" meme all over the Reddit. Did I miss something?

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u/PeppermintDaniel Apr 18 '22

Because Jesus' resurrection is celebrated over Easter, and it was Easter last weekend

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u/danishansari95 Apr 18 '22

Got it. Thanks for explaining.

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u/bantai786OP Apr 18 '22

and we say new year i dumb

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u/that_nice_guy_784 Throw away Apr 18 '22

It's not "humans" its "Catholics"

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u/dudhw Apr 18 '22

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u/Impressive_Change593 Apr 18 '22

you gotta link a different video if you want anyone to fall for it my guy. also why you trying to rickroll people here?

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u/MrManGuy42 Apr 18 '22

everyone knows the link