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chocolate crucifix

2008-08-28 03:56:31.695885+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Okay, this is totally non-seasonal, but come next spring I've gotta remember it. The Planet Karen comic strip muses on the oddities of Easter mythology, leading me to think that I need to get this crucifix mold and do those instead of bunnies.

Just to be authentic.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-28 10:16:06.971207+00 by: meuon [edit history]

She is on PrePaid Electricity - like a lot of the world. Her's is Coin-Op. They have to come around and collect the money. It's a small world.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-28 13:03:16.034411+00 by: other_todd

It's even more of a cover-up than she gets at, Dan. The Eostre story she tells is the toned-down, semi-fabricated version. The truth of the matter is that Easter is a spring fertility festival, plain and simple - has been long since before Eostre was invented, probably about the time Og the Proto-Farmer was ceasing to be a hunter-gatherer and stayed in one place long enough to observe what his animals did every spring. The hare is an ancient symbol of fecundity (also based on observations of its behavior); the egg is an obvious one. The Christians couldn't stand the idea of having a holiday about sex on the calendar, so they co-opted it by making it the ostensible date of a major event in the life (and death) of their key religious figure.

Also, a May pole is a giant phallus. But you knew that.

As I understand it, the reason you don't see chocolate crucifixes or candy or cake ones is that there are many people who would consider eating it to be, pardon the pun, in poor taste. Disrespectful at the very least. But you knew that too.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-28 13:19:57.883876+00 by: JT

Quoting Eddie Izzard...

And the bunny rabbits! Where do they come into the crucifixion? There were no bunny rabbits up on the hill going, "Hey, what, are you going to put those crosses in our warrens? We live below this hill, all right?" Bunny rabbits are for shagging, eggs are for fertility. It's a festival - it's the spring festival!

Christmastime, you know, Jesus born to a big jolly guy in a red jacket.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-28 19:41:57.627624+00 by: meuon [edit history]

What made Christianity successful. Specifically the early Catholic version, as well as what the Jews had already done, was absorb the cultures they were exposed to into their religion. Add the internet and we get: Pastafarians.

Future versions of the last supper will soon have Jesus eating spaghetti and meatballs.