Why Do Santa and The Easter Bunny Get More Attention Than Jesus?

Is that time of the year..!
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One of our Hubbers came out with this questions and felt cheated at a young age, when the truth came out.

Why is that Santa and This Easter bunny get all the attention than even Jesus, God's almighty begotten son?


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When we were kids, we wanted to see our gifts under that three. Red green and gold were the colors that prevailed. Adds, games, music and even recipes, were dusted off over and over, so we could start 'giving away' the money earned during the previous months. Same thing with that Easter bunny. Dollars stores were always anxious to keep that 'business as usual' going. Valentines cards and hearts had to be put aside and painlessly give room for those coloring books and Easter baskets. Do you think the Bible would sell like a best seller and pay the bills? Do you honestly think that... Walmart, Kmart and even those Super Stores would stop those seasonal traditions for those ten commandments and some parables? Who could sell the most? Is a Wonderful Life? Or some religious cartoons for your kids, were offered after the Sunday service...?


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A TRADITION

If your parents were from Nepal, like our friend Vinaya, then Christmas would've been celebrated in a different way. Norse epic stories brought Saint Nicholas and that tree from Nordic and Icelandic shores. When we were kids, we coudn't wait to dress for Halloween or follow that Easter hunting tradition. Just to give you an example. When you catch a big fish, you get your picture taken in a certain way. You hold the fish against the camera, the way grandpa told your dad. Not on your head, or against your chest. Jesus traditions became too preachy. Huguenots and protestantism, altogether with Lutherans demystified the Christianity from Rome. Our first Thirteen colonies embrace freedom and paganism in disguised. The Anglican separation change our view from Western religion. A bunny was more appealing than the Pope from the Vatican.

SOCIETY

We tend to look for the easiest way to have a good time. Just add norms and culture limitations or exaggerations. Your Sunday school study didn't help you at all. You couldn't wait to get home to watch a football game, or check the calendar for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July.. and finally Easter. You are not going to watch Pat from the 700 club re-runs and get inspired. Capitalism and their bankers want to move that money around... Don't read this loud; Wall Street might have a heart attack.

Mark Zuckerberg is ready to change your FaceBook timeline Platform that painfully, oh my goodness, you just caught up with. "Do you frankly think, we need Jesus on our TV's," they say, "to make your day?"

Not mentioning that these are the sign of the times, but society has relegated the Bible to the closet. We have had enough from that 'Prodigal son' and the 'Good Samaritan.' Consumerism, commercial trends, and society 'per se' have set the norms handed down from ancient generations.

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Timeless thoughts

We don't blame anyone, is just us and our walks of life. If you were for instance, a peasant in seventeen century France, you had to pick up the crops of the season and pay your taxes to "God save notter rexorum" Louis XIV. You were already mad at the Pope for taking your land in the name of Christendom. Psychologically you started to hate this Book from heaven and his Jesus. Norman Lords were there to help you sustain a feudalism of their own. Scope away to different times and you will sum up everything on that Sunday service when you were a tiny little joyful kid.

Time to close and see, when is going to be Easter Sunday this year. Have some nephews and nieces waiting for me... ya know?

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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Christianity has become unappealing to most people especially children. I agree with you that it has become "too preachy". In olden days the story of Jesus was just that, a story taught to children and they were fascinated by it. Then, they kids wanted to be like Jesus so they would be good children. Now, it's all about hell fire and that doesn't make people feel good. Children need children stuff and hell isn't a sermon that children need to sit a listen to. It's we Christians that have alienated the people and sent them to find something more people friendly.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

lord de cross: Both Santa, and the Easter Bunny provided us as children with toys and fun, and candy and more fun, and lets face it, as a young kid, toys candy and fun is top priority.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Cardisa,

You got a good point in here. Calipso and reaggae cannot be too preachy by the way. unfortunately thinga of the world sell better. We love Kiss and Led Zeppelin, better than the Pope at the new year's mass, from the Vatican

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Okay Dave, you got me on this one. I was a kid like anyone and I did my egg colorings and Cheated on Santa's gifts.. by checking the gifts before hand (peeking)

Thanks for stopping by my friend...wait, I thought you were going to be on my side 100%..?

LORD


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

Good points, all. I understand why atheists and non-Christians do not value Jesus. I just had a concern for some (I did say, "some.") Christians who have ditched Jesus for the eggs, rabbits, gifts, and candy. OK, all of that was super fun when I was a kid, but I did grow up. I agree that some Christians put too much fire and damnation in anything that has to do with Jesus.

Thanks, Mr. Cross.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Levertis,

Did understand perfectly your points. There is a limit for everything and there are times when we just follow the rest, like just pretending to belong to the crowd. Hope some Christians do not get offended. Easter has become a tradition, that cannot dissapear overnight. It's like telling the President to stop pardoning that turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanks for giving your honest opinion!

LORD

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