Monday, April 17, 2006

Bad Bunny!

I heard something funny from my mom this weekend: The Easter Bunny has been banned in St. Paul, Minnesota over concern about the separation of church and state. This kind of argument isn't really anything new, but here's what's funny about this one - the Easter Bunny is far more likely to be related to ancient springtime fertility festivals than to the resurrection of Jesus Christ (though this is debated by some). The same goes for baby chickies, eggs, lambies... all celebrate fertility and are signs of hope that the coming year will be fertile - crops, livestock, people, whatever. There are a lot of good things to be said for the separation of church and state (though I think in some cases it's overused and actually decreases religious freedom). But the Easter Bunny? Come on now...


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