I wonder how many of our resident bible-bashers know why we still celebrate Easter with eggs and rabbits?
It's actually perfectly understandable if you know a bit about history.
You see, back in the dark ages when the catholic church was trying to find a way to subjugate people with fear and create wealth and power for themselves by converting people to their new-found christian religion, they faced a major obstacle. Many people at that time were still pagans who worshipped nature and specifically, that element of nature which perpetuates all living species, fertility.
Long before jesus christ was born or even a twinkle in the eye of his virgin mother, pagans celebrated fertility at the time of the vernal equinox, the fertility symbols being eggs (obviously) and rabbits (known even today for their fertility and breeding prowess). The christian church at the time were having a hard time making people believe in their bible and their christ . . . even stonings and burning non-believers at the stake weren't having the desired effect, so they decided to supplant the major pagan festival of fertility.
The vernal equinox has absolutely no correlation or connection with the death and alleged resurrection of christ, but it was a good way of replacing the festival of fertility with their own money-making racket and their desire for power. So it was that the Pagan Fertily festival was replaced with the celebration of christ's death and alleged resurrection . . . but one thing the subsequent popes never managed to get right was the elimination of the Pagan symbols of fertility, the eggs and the rabbits.
That is why, to this day, stupid and naive people still celebrate the death and alleged resurrection of their messiah with eggs and rabbits . . . oblivious to the fact that these symbols remain from the original Pagan Fertility celebration and pretending it has something to do with their christ rising from the dead.
So, bible-bashers, ask yourselves, what makes more sense . . . eggs and rabbits symbolising fertility or eggs and rabbits symbolising your gay hero coming out of some mythical cave? Which option seems reasonable to you chaps?