C'est la Vie by Jennifer Babcock

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  1. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    Exploitive little stuffed bunny, isn’t he?

  2. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A good philosophy.

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 1 year ago

    I never knew orthodox Easter traditions included belly rubs.

  4. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Well, it is a bit un-orthodox…”

  5. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago

    Last I checked Mona was lapsed Catholic not lapsed Orthodox. Nice try stuffed bunny.

  6. ntheodorakis

    ntheodorakis GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    No, we don’ t traditionally include bunnies. Good thing he’s a bunny and not a lamb, though!

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Today’s Easter comes originally from Ostara a goddess of the fecundity of Spring. Egg laying rabbits are her animal totems.

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Night-gaunt
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    unfortunately true. In ancient Babylon (Sumerian era and later) it was a fertility fest to Ishtar. In other parts of Sumer, it was to Inanna the goddess of war and love. Like the other “gods” and “goddesses”, the ideas got around. Ishtar was Astart and Ashtoreth in the the near East, Aphrodite to the Greeks, Hathor to the Egyptians or perhaps Bast (the Egyptians had several deities in a similar role and the Bubastis festival made Roman practices seem tame with Herodotus estimating that as many as 700,000 would show up to “party”), Venus to the Romans, etc. I don’t remember the Hindu equivalent.

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    What happened to change the date was that an antisemitic pope (I forget which now) didn’t like the original date of Passover because it was Israelite and changed it to the easter date. (The passover begins on the 14th/15th of the month of Nissan, every year.) Nothing like hating someone and then changing a date for a holy day to one based on a pagan orgy. Blech.
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    Solomon was called wise, but the idiot put up shrines to the multiple pagan gods and goddesses of his 700 wives and 300 concubines. The hills around Jerusalem must have been really crowded. Thus he set the stage for the yukkier practices of the cults of molech and other nasties. The Asherah pole (sometimes “groves” of such poles) was a pole of wood in a shape of a phallus. And the cultists did what you might expect in such “groves.” The Lord wasn’t happy about that and Israel never did recover completely, even after they threw off the pagan stuff.

  9. arsmall

    arsmall said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Thanks! Good stuff!

  10. ratdogbert

    ratdogbert said, over 1 year ago

    @arsmall

    What? Are you too stupid to Google?

  11. Lonnie Cavenee

    Lonnie Cavenee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ratdogbert

    That was uncalled for.

  12. ratdogbert

    ratdogbert said, over 1 year ago

    @Lonnie Cavenee

    It must have been called for. Otherwise it wouldn’t be there!

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