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In my fridge is a chocolate egg. :eek:

A present from Mr Scubee. However, I am not allowed to eat it until I can explain the relevance (if there is any) of stuffing chocolate eggs, painting eggs, the easter bunny, and ducks and their connection to the primarily Christian religious festival of Easter.

Over the last 4 days (since Good Friday), i have eaten a fair amount of chocolate, and now all I have left is one solitary, lonely, cadbury's egg (medium size, Sainsbury's £3 for 3). i would like to get it eaten before the next chocolate festival if i can.

Mr Scubee is very mean. Presesents shouldn't really have conditions, but I have agreed to go along with this.

Can anyone shed any light on this please?

(chocolate withdrawal symptoms will start in a day or two!)
 

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Something to do with Lent i think, you know giving something up for 40 days,and then the lord said let there be chocolate eggs and stuff and it was good.
Failing that make a deal with Mr Scubee, you eat the egg, he doesn't get his nuts stapled to the chair.

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Something to do with Lent i think, you know giving something up for 40 days,and then the lord said let there be chocolate eggs and stuff and it was good.
Failing that make a deal with Mr Scubee, you eat the egg, he doesn't get his nuts stapled to the chair.

Dave
I quite like that idea. He is at work tomorrow.... i am not :D

The Internet is your friend :D
Thank you... the reference I found in Wiki only told me what, not why.

Green incoming :)

(well, it will be when i have finished the egg :))
 

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Someone once told me that the name of the festival of 'Easter' comes from the pagan Goddess of Easter who had the ability to change herself into a hare, hence the Easter Bunny. I don't know if this is true or not.

Easter is celebrated at different times each year because of the Jewish festival of Passover, which is dictated by the moon. Passover was being celebrated at the time that Jesus entered Jerusalem the week before his cruifixion.

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Yippee... more evidence :)

Isn't it funny how man of our religious festivals also have their roots in pagan festivals.

Apparently, in some parts of the US, the Easter bunny is called the Spring Bunny to avoid religious connotations :)
 

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Who cares? Choccie egg has just been personally delivered, despite the fact that it melted on route ;) :redface:

Now (the egg, not myself) sat in fridge melding into indefinable lump, which will be eaten in one go tomorrow as as everyone knows, chocolate evaporates within hour of opening! Roll on ten o'clock - breakfast time!

Enjoy! Well I will :D
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I thought the egg thing was to do with the shape of the rock that was rolled away from tomb jesus had been stuck in after he had been crucified or something along those lines................
 

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Easter in the Christian faith celebrates the crucifixion and rising of Christ as a means of saving mankind, eggs are a way to symbolise this, with the birth of a chick from an egg.

Most Christian festivals are overlays on earlier pagan dates and/or rites, and may churches in Britain were deliberately built on sites sacred to the older gods and godesses of the country.

That should get you choccie!
 

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Most Christian festivals are overlays on earlier pagan dates and/or rites, and may churches in Britain were deliberately built on sites sacred to the older gods and godesses of the country.
This is true. IIRC this was the easiest way for the Christian Church to expand their follower base and hence their power.
 

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Regardless of the significance of the egg at Easter, it is a very brave man who comes between a woman and her chocolate! Mr Scubee clearly has balls of steel. Either that or he just didn't fancy a jump over the weekend. :)
 

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Regardless of the significance of the egg at Easter, it is a very brave man who comes between a woman and her chocolate! Mr Scubee clearly has balls of steel. Either that or he just didn't fancy a jump over the weekend. :)
He just likes to live dangerously:D
We spent the entire weekend teaching and eating chocolate until this one was left behind, so I accepted the callenge, knowing that YD would rally round and help.

Aha, here we are, some more info on Easter in general and the pagan goddess I mentioned earlier. There's more on the Easter Bunny here.

Surely you can have your egg now Scubee? :teeth:

Helen xxx
Yeah... I cheated and waited until he had gone to work then... erm... opened the fridge and it fell out onto the floor and broke into pieces. I had to make sure that the fall didn't damage the taste at all. :angel:

Greenies incoming... thank you all

Sometimes working at home does have it's advantages :D
 

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Just to add, found this website, and the egg relates to fertility and all that goes with it blah blah blah! Easter on the Net - Easter Eggs

Go into it and explains about colouring etc.

And that's why God invented t'internet! If in doubt Google it!

However, I personally go with swissdave's recommendation! Though an alternative is the torture that befell Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale" - a chair with no seat in it and a very heavy item attached to a piece of rope. I'm sure he'd let you eat the egg then??? I don't have man bits but watching that part of the film certainly brought tears to my eyes!

Happy munching!
 
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