Easter in Stoney Creek: Stay Out of Egg Hollow

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Dead Jimmy Quillen

United States

#1 Nov 8, 2008
If'in you are up in Stoney Creek at Easter, stay out of Egg Hollow!

I am thinkng that is where June is parked and we know how hard-boiled she tends to be...

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Since: Nov 07

Where I grew up

#2 Nov 8, 2008
Have to bring your own chicken ya know.
June

Johnson City, TN

#3 Nov 8, 2008
Dead Jimmy Quillen wrote:
If'in you are up in Stoney Creek at Easter, stay out of Egg Hollow!
I am thinkng that is where June is parked and we know how hard-boiled she tends to be...
Yeah and watch out for the chicken poop Dead Jimmy.

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Since: Nov 07

Where I grew up

#4 Nov 9, 2008
June wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah and watch out for the chicken poop Dead Jimmy.
Oh Jeez--much worse! Cow patties are kinda unique though. You can at least play frisbee with them after they harden.
June

Johnson City, TN

#5 Nov 9, 2008
If we pratice enough,maybe we can whirl one of those cow patties on Dead Jimmy's head.
REMEMBERING 9-11-01

Johnson City, TN

#6 Nov 9, 2008
June wrote:
If we pratice enough,maybe we can whirl one of those cow patties on Dead Jimmy's head.
It needs to be plastered in his face, he is a very sick, ill-mannered, pile of dog poop.
Dead Jimmy Quillen

Burlington, CT

#7 Nov 11, 2008
Easter eggs are for pagans (and perhaps Paulists pseudo-Christians) anyway, as the egg is known by educated folk as an anicient pagan fertility symbol...

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Since: Nov 07

Where I grew up

#8 Nov 11, 2008
It's also recognized by the Christian faith as a symbol of new life.
Dead Jimmy Quillen

Pomaria, SC

#9 Nov 11, 2008
Mopardi wrote:
It's also recognized by the Christian faith as a symbol of new life.
Uhhh...I am thinking that is Jesus. The Bible doesn't say anything about an egg being "...recognized by the Christian faith as a symbol of new life":

"Egg (Heb. beytsah , "whiteness"). Eggs deserted (Isa 10:14), of a bird (Deu 22:6), an ostrich (Job 39:14), the cockatrice (Isa 59:5). In Luk 11:12, an egg is contrasted with a scorpion, which is said to be very like an egg in its appearance, so much so as to be with difficulty at times distinguished from it. In Job 6:6 ("the white of an egg") the word for egg (hallamuth) occurs nowhere else. It has been translated "purslain" (R.V. marg.), and the whole phrase "purslain-broth", i.e., broth made of that herb, proverbial for its insipidity; and hence an insipid discourse. Job applies this expression to the speech of Eliphaz as being insipid and dull. But the common rendering, "the white of an egg", may be satisfactorily maintained."

Easter egg hunts are for pagans...
Recovering Baptist

Hickory, NC

#10 Nov 12, 2008
Actually the colored egg tradition came from Mary Magdalene holding an egg in her hand when she was told Jesus was alive. She told the disciple that if it was true that he was risen then turn the egg red and it did.
Dead Jimmy Quillen

Elizabethton, TN

#11 Nov 15, 2008
Thst is a 'legend', Recovering Baptist...
Recovering Baptist

Hickory, NC

#12 Nov 15, 2008
Hmmm...thank you for that clarification Mr.Dead Jimmy Quillen. Did the word tradition confuse you? My statement was in no way presented as fact. I believe this discussion began due to you posting yet another attempt to demonstrate your fascinating grasp of the Bible. How many websites did you have to peruse before you came up with the Easter egg bashing? Just curious. Yes Christians adopted the egg idea from Pagans but do you know how that happened? I am sure we are all waiting with bated breath.
Recovering Baptist

Hickory, NC

#13 Nov 15, 2008
This must be good folks...he's taking a long time to reply.
Dead Jimmy Quillen

United States

#14 Nov 15, 2008
Recovering Baptist wrote:
Actually the colored egg tradition came from Mary Magdalene holding an egg in her hand when she was told Jesus was alive. She told the disciple that if it was true that he was risen then turn the egg red and it did.
Interpreting "tradition" seems to bother you more than me :
Recovering Baptist wrote:
Hmmm...thank you for that clarification Mr.Dead Jimmy Quillen. Did the word tradition confuse you? My statement was in no way presented as fact. I believe this discussion began due to you posting yet another attempt to demonstrate your fascinating grasp of the Bible. How many websites did you have to peruse before you came up with the Easter egg bashing? Just curious. Yes Christians adopted the egg idea from Pagans but do you know how that happened? I am sure we are all waiting with bated breath.
Easy now, I don't mean to disparage Pagans...it just appears for so-called Christians engaging in decidedly pagan activities such Easter egg-hunting and Christmas tree idolatry to be hyprocrites.
Actually, I did use the internet to attempt to learn some more detail pertaining the 'legend' of Mary Magdalene's red egg that you presented as I am not much of an authority of the Easter Bunny or Easter egg hunting in general. I first wanted to find a Baptist web site that could possibly help me learn about the MMREgg (as you are Recovering and to better understand your thinking on this matter), so clicked a hyperlink to someplace called Boob Jones University (although nothing there about the MMREgg legend).
I next thought to run a web search of Catholic web sites (what Baptists might refer to as "The Whore of Baylon") web site, and instead ended up at an Orthodox Catholic wikipage that had the following info:
Paschal eggs
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Mary_Magdalene
"According to tradition, during a dinner with the emperor Tiberius Caesar, Mary Magdalene was speaking about Christ's Resurrection. Caesar scoffed at her, saying that a man could rise from the dead no more than the egg in her hand could turn red. Immediately, the egg turned red. Because of this, icons of Mary Magdalene sometimes depict her holding a red egg. Also, this is believed to be an explanation for dyeing eggs red at Pascha."
I never heard of Pascha either (not at least from anyone in Stoney Creek) so I read a little bit further:
Pascha and Natural Religion
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Pascha
"There is, however, a connection which may be drawn between the pre-Christian celebrations and the feast of the Resurrection of Christ. Just as Christ's incarnation is the ultimate fulfilment of the best hopes of all "natural" religion, so can Pascha be understood as being the ultimate springtime of mankind. The pre-Christian celebrations of the renewal of creation in the Spring find their completion in the Resurrection, the passage from death to life of the incarnate Son of God, and with him all creation. "
Huh? It is appears at first glance, that Easter Egg hunting may very well be a tradition of a one world religion...
Answering you last question, I am willing to venture that the actual tradition of dyeing eggs for Easter began during some period of the organized Christian church when some enterprising clerical leader realized that he could see dyed eggs to the faithful during pagan holidays for a much higher price (well above market levels) than he could sell fresh, undyed eggs to the public during the same time of year.
Common Sense Voter

Hickory, NC

#15 Nov 15, 2008
Okay so here's another wrinkle in the theory. My 7 year old (he attends a christian school and yes I am sure he will be in therapy at a later point) asked what I was posting about. He says he remembers hearing a story of eggs being dipped in dead children's blood but he can't remember the source of this. I assume it has something to do with the passover but I will talk with his teacher and see if this is understanding is accurate.

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Since: Nov 07

Where I grew up

#16 Nov 15, 2008
What the hell are ya'll doin' discussing Easter in November?

Since I'm agnostic I'll celebrate anything at any time, in any way I see fit--true to my redneck soul.
Common Sense Voter

Hickory, NC

#17 Nov 15, 2008
we're discussing...do we need a reason?

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Since: Nov 07

Where I grew up

#18 Nov 15, 2008
Ouch! Point taken.
Common Sense Voter

Hickory, NC

#19 Nov 15, 2008
that came off a bit uglier than intended. sorry

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Since: Nov 07

Where I grew up

#20 Nov 15, 2008
It's cool.
Typing stuff in a public forum loses things like facial expressions & tone of voice.
I usually take all of this with a grain of salt unless it's in ALL CAPS which is pretty obvious.

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