Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter!

Today is Easter Day, when Christians celebrate the death of Jesus and his triumphant resurrection in the form of a chocolate bunny rabbit. Why a bunny rabbit, you may ask? And why the fascination with eggs? Well, like many of the good bits of Christianity, Easter is a pagan festival that was re-appropriated and rebranded to help spread the good word.

Bunny rabbits are important, because they shag all the time (they do it like rabbits, in fact) and shagging is a powerful symbol of optimism and hope. It cheers you up when you feel miserable, helps get to rid of your hangover, and it can be even be used for making babies.

According to the Venerable Bede, the name of Easter comes from Eostre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess whose festival was celebrated at the time of the Spring Equinox. Eostre was the goddess of the dawn, and the word 'East' comes from her name. She probably also had something to do with the word 'oestrogen'.

So: it's Easter, and we can expect to find horny women demanding sex and chocolate. Hurray!


I, still, ♥ the views said...

hurrah!! (for horny women!!) (especially if they're gettin' some) (then at least someone is)

and eggs are rebirth, right, and rolling them downhill has something to do with the stone rolling from the grave

but that's not as funny as what you wrote


Gordie said...

And I guess that must be why the church thinks it can have an expert opinion on embryo research.