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Amy, Easter IS celebrating the torturous death of a religious leader. It's a "suffering" cult. Have you not seen The Passion of the Christ? All of 8 minutes of the film doesn't have any violence or gore in it. If Christ were put to death today they would be wearing Electrocution Chairs around their necks instead of crosses. It's twisted.
And Jews have twisted the meaning of Passover to rationalize feeling good about all the death and suffering their god caused. After all, the Pharoah was ready to free the Hebrews after the third plague but "Yahweh hardened his heart so that He could show His might."
My boyfriend is also a secular Jew. We've had some interesting discussions! I think it's odd that secular Jews celebrate a myth as if it's real, and such a disturbing one at that! There are Passover toys on the market that make my jaw drop. Check out the "First Born" death mask, http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Card-and-Party-Outlet/dp/B001QF5FXK/ref=pd_bxgy_t_img_b. Who buys this stuff?!
It reminds me of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. They're twisted. Why would anyone sing "Rock-a-Bye Baby" or "Three Blind Mice" to their children? Understanding our ancestors is interesting history, but why do we have to keep the traditions of our ancestors when we recognize that we would act in a much more civilized manner today?
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