Happy Easter, everyone



With all the bunnies and colored eggs it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Easter and that is that Christ rose from the dead after giving his life for mankind’s sins, offering new life to those who accept his message.

Happy Easter…

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  1. He is risen!

    He is risen indeed!

    Bob
    III

  2. Randy, Ga. says:

    MD,
    Because of this post, that is why this is one of the most read Blogs!!!!!!
    Thanks

  3. Happy Easter to you too M.D.!!!!

  4. GAdixiedarlin says:

    AMEN!!!!

  5. Happy Hoppity Easter to you.
    Nope colored eggs and choc-o-late bunnies are not going to save us, nor deliver us.

  6. It feels wrong wishing you Happy Easter with your poor little dog missing. But you know what I mean M.D.
    Been watching all the wonderful southern gospel music on you tube to celebrate.
    Duke and you are in my thoughts.
    Judith

  7. …and to you, M. D.

  8. And to you Micky! Happy Easter.

  9. Nor Cal Ray says:

    Happy Easter to you also M.D. as well as everyone else out there.
    Christ is truly risen and the only one who can truly save us. (from ourselves as well as Satan and his followers.)
    Ray

  10. Glad to see with all the upheaval in these times some still realize there’s faith, hope and charity in abundance our Savior has right there for anyone who asks. A joyful Easter to you too.

  11. mountain lady says:

    May you also have a Happy and Blessed Easter.

  12. Rhonda Sue says:

    Thank you,MD…….I hope you have a blessed day .

  13. Amazing Grace!

  14. Truly refreshing to hear you reaffirm the meaning of Easter. He indeed is risen and returning soon. Happy Easter and God bless everyone.

  15. He is risen. He is risen indeed M.D.
    In midst of preparing for the worst we can still turn our eyes towards Him and know that there is still hope.
    Thanks for the Post M.D.

  16. Easter blessings to you MD, and to the rest of you!

    Thanks be to God for the gift of his SON, Jesus Christ, who has risen on this glorious day!

    He is our hope and our salvation!

  17. otter ridge says:

    happy easter to everyone

  18. For all the sheeple Listen to John Lennon Working class hero: Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV, And you think you’re so clever and classless and free, But you’re still f*&%ing peasents as far as I can see,
    As soon as your born they make you feel small,
    By giving you no time instead of it all,
    Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
    There’s room at the top they are telling you still,
    But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
    If you want to be like the folks on the hill

    John Lennon: God

    God is a concept,
    By which we can measure,
    Our pain,
    I’ll say it again,
    God is a concept,
    …By which we can measure,
    Our pain,
    The dream is over,
    What can I say?
    The dream is over,
    Yesterday,
    Stay true to yourself, keep your spirits up no matter what you believe. I claim no religion as my own. Agnostic theist

    Happy easter christians and pageans

  19. Peregrin Took says:

    Thank you M.D. Happy Easter to you and everyone else here. God bless!

  20. MENTALMATT says:

    I’m not sure about that post Allie I’ll refrain from further comment as I don’t know where your coming from. GOD BLESS

  21. Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter! May God watch over each of us and our loved ones as we travel our journey of life.

  22. I’m not so sure about the whole Easter thing anymore:

    The Pagan Origin Of Easter

    http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract1.html

    How about, Happy Passover… ?

  23. mohaverat says:

    Easter is named for a Saxon goddess who was known by the names of Oestre or Eastre, and in Germany by the name of Ostara. She is a goddess of the dawn and the spring, and her name derives from words for dawn, the shining light arising from the east. Our words for the “female hormone” estrogen derives from her name.

    Brightly colored eggs, chicks, and bunnies were all used at festival time to express appreciation for Ostara’s gift of abundance.

    Why is it so hard to admit it was stolen from the pagans just like Christmas. If you want to share-then give some credit to the pagans.

    the rat

  24. Happy Easter & best wishes for your pup’s safe return.

  25. Annie Nonymous says:

    Indeed, He IS risen!!! Buon Pasqua, everyone! Annie

  26. Happy Easter to all. For me I am grateful and thankful the He looked down through time and said he would for me. mwp

  27. Lint Picker (Northern California) says:

    I celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is good to see so many other people here who are also believers in Him, our Savior. May God bless all who believe and may all who don’t believe at least have enough respecct to leave us in peace.

  28. You are only partially correct. The pratice of easter egg hunts and of Santa Claus do both have pagan roots from what I’ve read but that has NOTHING to do with the true meaning of Christmas or Easter. Rather it is evidence of the attempt of Pagans to steal those holy events from Christians.

  29. There is no need for all of the Christianity stuff – I LOVE your blog and the information; but the bible quotes, and prosyletic messages are unrelated and unappreciated by me and likely many others. Would it be possible for you to keep your private religion privately?

    • Dominic Ebacher,

      Sorry you feel that way, but no if I feel the need to mention or praise God here I will – you can skip over that part if it offends you or stop reading altogether.

      • gartersnk says:

        Great reply MD most of us (at least those I know) are sooo tired of people whining about being offended by others who express an opinion especially a Christian opinion. I second the response if you don’t like what you see use the delete or off button – but do not try to censor OUR free speech

        Thanks again MD

  30. templar knight says:

    When Christianity was introduced in Britain by the Romans the people there had pagan celebrations that coincided with the different seasons. That some of these pagan traditions were combined with the Christian holiday celebrations shouldn’t surprise anyone. Nor do they take away from the believer’s celebration of Easter and Christmas. As others here have noted, Christians celebrate Easter for the resurrection of our Saviour and Christmas for His birth. Most of the pagan trappings we see today have more to do with money-making business endeavors than anything else.

  31. Who celebrated what first, IMO, seems to be a “chicken and the egg” kind of thing. Really, asserting who stole what holiday from whom makes no difference. Neither side will stop celebrating the way they do, and neither will say “Yep, you win, we-insert belief here-stole it from you”. As a life-long Pagan, I don’t care who celebrated first. It’s not changing anything, especially not the way I celebrate holy days, and if I want others to respect me, and my beliefs, then I have to accord the same respect.

    Makes far more sense, to me, anyways, to say:

    Happy Easter to those who are Christian.
    Blessed Ostara to those who are Pagans.
    Hope everyone had a peaceful celebration, and time with their loved ones.

    • Bravo, WolfSong, Bravo!

      M.D. and my fellow Christians, He is indeed risen!

      I hope everyone had as peaceful a week-end as my family had. And may all of us find peace!

  32. WolfSong said, Happy Easter to those who are Christian.

    That was part of my point, if you’re a follower of Christ, you don’t celebrate Ishtar a.k.a. Easter, and,… I just thought I’d throw that out there as it’s been on my mind as of late,… the whole clean and unclean foods deal too… Many say Gentiles are Not supposed to eat scavengers. I’m having difficulty determining what a scavenger is. Some say it depends on what you feed it, others say… I won’t go into detail, but it’s not an easy answer.

    How this relates to prepping, how do you adjust when your acceptable food list changes, for religious reasons or for health reasons? Or because you just didn’t know:

    Don’t Use Iodized Salt
    Iodine in Salt: Why Is It Added?
    http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/iodine-in-salt/#more-5539

    I half-way don’t even want to open this page:
    Ingredients – Do You Know What Toxic Chemicals You Have Used Today?
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/durst/durst-m27.1.html

  33. Luddite Jean says:

    He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

    The deep magic of Easter is always in my heart. I pray it’s the same for others.

    Blessings to all, regardless of religion or even non-religion.

  34. nnyready says:

    glade to see so manny prepers at least have a respect for the christian faith if not a solid commetment to it,it might make an interesting servy to see how many of us preper,s are commeted blevers with desant lives going as versus the camo-clad malita members most folx,s think we are.Remember prep the body,prep the soul.