15,000 EGGS! Seriously?

Happy Easter. Yep, it is another Christian holiday that has been co-opted for the greater good of Hallmark and corporate candy makers. How did the whole Easter bunny thing come to fruition anyways? And the eggs? A bunny doesn’t lay an egg. Grrr. Well, some church out in Cornelius feels that instead of celebrating Christian Easter by celebrating Jesus rising from the grave, they went the corporate way and are having a good old Easter egg hunt. With 15,000 eggs no less. I can’t believe this number. How many children in Cornelius are going to be out looking for eggs. Even conservatively at 1000 children, that is 150 eggs per kid. I feel that is a bit irresponsible in this day and age to have soooooo many eggs out there being hidden. I’m just so torn on the whole idea that the only way to get people in church is to lure them with an activity that has nothing to do with why the day is being celebrated. Then again, this is America.

Oh, and not to forget the Holiday House. I wasn’t expecting Easter decorations.



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5 Comments so far

  1. bobpdx on March 23rd, 2008 @ 10:34 am

    15 per kid, not 150. :-)

  2. dieselboi on March 23rd, 2008 @ 10:50 am

    Jeebuz, I guess I need to go back to math class. Still, 15 eggs per kid based on 1000 kids. 1000 kids?

  3. redheadedstepchild on March 23rd, 2008 @ 10:55 am

    I too was having fun with your math, DB. 150 eggs per kid? Can we get a grade school version of Cool Hand Luke into production?

    South Park has an episode that explains the Easter Bunny. Too bad it’s not airing today. It’s a DaVinci Code-like romp, uncovering the International Hare Club for Men…

    And in conclusion- do you know why the Easter Bunny hides her eggs? She doesn’t want the world to know she’s been boinking a chicken!

  4. matt on March 23rd, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    I like that the sign boasts that it is "the city’s largest easter egg hunt". In Cornelius.

    Also, compare with the White House Egg Roll stats:

    "The American Egg Board provides approximately 7,500 real eggs for the annual Egg Roll activity as well as 3,200 dyed eggs for the Egg Hunt. An additional 4,500 plain hard cooked eggs will be provided for children to dye at an activity area on-site. So we have a total of 15,200 eggs at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll!"

  5. jazmine on March 23rd, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

    "another Christian holiday that has been co-opted"… actually it’s another pagan holiday that got co-opted by christianity. Eostar was long ago a celebration of spring and fertility, and of the goddess Ostara, and as a fetrility festival that’s where the eggs come from. Lots more info available here about the pagan origins of Easter, and more.

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