I'm on my way to attend my local UU church. The subject of today's sermon, according to the church bulletin is, "What do 'you people' do on Easter?". I haven't even heard it yet (and look forward to it - the senior minister is great - he's the only person I've ever heard give a sermon based on the story of the ring of Gyges from Plato's "Republic").
So, let us discuss what Pagan people do on Easter...since the Xians stole a lot of the holiday from Paganism. Easter eggs and the Easter bunny are only a start. To begin, I think of other myths of descent and return from the Underworld. Attis, Persephone, and Orpheus are just a start. I think of Odin hung on His tree, and why He was there.
I think of Prometheus, his gift to mankind, and the price he paid. I wonder whether that sacrifice was more redemptive than that in the myth in which Someone who knew they were the Son of God and had nothing to fear spent a short week-end in Hell. I wonder whether being washed in the Blood of the Bull was more or less efficacious than that of the Lamb.
I wonder at the many well-lived lives that were lived 'in imitation of Christ.' I could go on and on. But I have a kid that wants their Easter basket (*G*).