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TMBTay
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Easter needs an overhaul

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Started: 2/3/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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brian_eggleston

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Every year Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on the same day: the 25th December. It's never the 8th December or the 11th January, but Easter Sunday can fall on any one of the 35 dates between the 22nd March and the 25th April. [1] Now that's just crazy, isn't it?

And why do they call the day that Jesus was executed on "Good Friday"? How did that come about? Possibly one of the scribes who wrote the Bible was walking through the suburbs of Jerusalem in AD30 when he chanced upon the Messiah:

"Hello there Jesus! Are you having a good day?"

"Well, I've been nailed to this cross for the last few hours dying a slow and painful death..."

"Oh, yes, so I see…but apart from that, how's your day been?"

"Oh good, you know, apart from being crucified it's been good."

So we can see that there's neither rhyme nor reason to the celebration of Jesus' death – we are living in the 21st Century and quite simply, in today's modern world, the Easter festivities are not fit for purpose.

Therefore, I suggest Easter is brought up to date. My idea is that the "Good Friday" and "Easter Monday" bank (public) holidays [2] should be amalgamated and renamed "The Festival of the Crucifixion" to form a two-day bank (public) holiday that is celebrated on static dates so that companies, educational establishments and other organisations can plan their annual agendas on the basis that all bank (public) holidays fall on the same dates each year (unless, of course, they happen to fall over a weekend in which case they will be moved to the nearest weekdays).

Obviously the tradition of remembering Jesus' final miracle of turning a thief into a bunny rabbit as a punishment for stealing eggs will remain, but in essence, Easter needs an overhaul and I, therefore, urge you to vote Pro in favour of the resolution.

Thank you.

[1] http://www.assa.org.au...

[2] There are currently eight permanent bank holidays in England and Wales and an additional one in 2011 and 2012:

England and Wales. 2010 / 2011 / 2012

New Year's Day - 1 January / 3 January* / 2 January*
Good Friday - 2 April / 22 April / 6 April
Easter Monday - 5 April / 25 April / 9 April
Royal wedding - ___ / 29 April / ___
Early May Bank Holiday - 3 May / 2 May / 7 May
Spring Bank Holiday - 31 May / 30 May / 4 June*
Queen's Diamond Jubilee - ___ / ___ / 5 June
Summer Bank Holiday - 30 August / 29 August / 27 August
Christmas Day - 27 December* / 26 December* / 25 December
Boxing Day- 28 December* / 27 December* / 26 December

* substitute day

http://www.direct.gov.uk...
TMBTay

Con

You are saying that Easter should be moved because of the day. First off if you read the bible, it doesn't have dates, but the way it is is good.
1. If it was to be moved, there would be too much commotion over holiday changes.
2. Sunday's are good days because they are religious days and most people do not work and kids do not have school.
3. If holiday's were moved, after having been on the same day for so long, how many problems would that make? Think
about if Christmas was moved. How many people would complain? How many Christians would protest? The same
point of moving Christmas applies with Easter since it is a religious holiday.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by brian_eggleston 6 years ago
brian_eggleston
lol at tigg13!
Posted by tigg13 6 years ago
tigg13
You suggest overhauling Easter and the only thing you want to do is set a steady date?

How about new traditions like "Carry your cross to school day", or Easter Caroling? How about bringing back Easter Parades and televising them? Then there's Jesus costumes, "Last Supper" feasts, seasonal home decor...

I mean, let's not forget what holidays are really all about -

Merchandising!
Posted by brian_eggleston 6 years ago
brian_eggleston
I'm surprised nobody picked up on "the celebration of Jesus' death" in my argument!
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Vote bomb for yourself means counter vote bomb, dont vote bomb.
Posted by 1stLordofTheVenerability 6 years ago
1stLordofTheVenerability
"Jesus' final miracle of turning a thief into a bunny rabbit as a punishment for stealing eggs will remain."

LOL! Quite amusing and also ludicrous, and that's why I continue to read your debates, Brian. I was almost disappointed, this time. :P

Being a "religious guy," as Dino phrased, I may take this. Difficult to say.
Posted by brian_eggleston 6 years ago
brian_eggleston
Hey! No coaching from the sidelines!
Posted by USRugbyfan 6 years ago
USRugbyfan
Ever heard of a lunar calendar?
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Most things are ironic tbh
Posted by brian_eggleston 6 years ago
brian_eggleston
Ironic that Jesus died nailed to a wooden cross, what with him being a carpenter and all, don't you think?
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Im no religious guy, but if such 1 does accept, you're toast, brian.
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