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So just enlighten me please, is Easter a celebration of Jesus or something to do with the celestial happening s? I just don't understand the change of dates!!

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Christ was crucified on the Jewish Passover feast.  This feast always takes place on the full moon of the month this will vary year by year.  It is always passover though, and many calendars show the passover date.

Easter is generally believed to be a pagan feast for the goddess 'Ishtar'  believed to be anglicized to easter which was mostly a spring festival.

I prerer to call it Resurrection Sunday as I am not much interested in pagan so called goddesses.

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Not interested in pagan goddesses LL.? You must meet 'er indoors! :Friends:

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6 hours ago, loppylugs said:

Christ was crucified on the Jewish Passover feast.

If the above is correct and we know the age of JC when he was crucified then we should be able to calculate the exact date for Good Friday and therefore hold Easter on that date every year.

14 hours ago, Stuart.C said:

Easter is linked to the Moon , vernal equinox  it was the only way of recording the actual time of the event.

Strange that we were able to come up with an exact date for his birth?

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The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most theologians assume a year of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC. The historical evidence is too incomplete to allow a definitive dating, but the year is estimated through two different approaches—one by analyzing references to known historical events mentioned in the nativity accounts in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, and the second by working backward from the estimation of the start of the ministry of Jesus. The day or season has been estimated by various methods, including the description of shepherds watching over their sheep.         Wikipedia

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How's my day? Bloody useless!! Just wasted two hours of my life,trying to shop online for the first time. Trying to get a so called 'slot' is like pulling hen's teeth. Registered with Tesco and got a pageful of "unavailables, then empty slots for next Thursday. Put my dainty finger on a time which highlighted, so continue shopping. Over an hour choosing then to find I hadn't got a "slot". How are you supposed to know if you've done it right. After all, I pay me taxes and give to charity as well as buying pegs off gypsys. Yours truly, Furious of Tunbridge Wells !

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1 hour ago, Brew said:

The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most theologians assume a year of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC.         Wikipedia

Pretty clear then, Jesus was born between 4 and 6 years before he was born.

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I don't concern myself about dates in line with our present calendar from 2000 years ago.  (I can't remember what I did last week.  :biggrin: )

The fact is that the Bible does not give dates that align precisely with our dating system.  Passover was variable in the Jewish calendar because of it's alignment with the full moon of that month.  So we know when the crucifion and resurrection took place in that particular year.

Other, so called, Christian holidays, notably Christmas,  were largely instituted by the church of Rome.  In it's attempts to convert the pagans Rome often attempted to make a Christian holiday out of an existing pagan holiday, eg. Christmas, and halloween.  This is Biblically incorrect, but in line with Rome's emphasis on tradition.  The Bible does not instruct us to have big 'Christian' celebrations.  That is just human tradition.

 

The fact that we cannot put a finger on exact dates in our modern calendar does not mean everything the Bible does state is not true.  Even secular historians eg Josephus, make reference to the life of Christ.  Whether we choose to believe it or not is up to the individual.

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Dammit I cracked - I jet washed the patio after lunch. I'm wet, dirty, my hands are tingling and now a voice from the gods has just informed me I missed a bit and can I do the windows whilst I'm about it...  Grrr   :angry:

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Serves yer right for doing it on Sunday.   :biggrin:    Just kidding!.

 

Edited to add.    Thunder and lightning here.  Scaring me poor hound.

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Think I'm going to create a new game similar to 'Spot the ball'. Will call it " Hunt the delivery slot" !

Spent ages yesterday trying to find one. Four different stores. Who does one have to sleep with to get a slot?

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There is a house just down the road from me where, virtually every day there is a supermarket delivery vehicle of some ilk.  Two people reside there and they both have cars, are quite capable of going to do their own shopping either in a vehicle or locally, on foot.

 

Maybe this is the reason why you can't get a slot, Beekay.  Other people hogging them all at a greater number than needed.  Such behaviour is most unlike the average member of homo sapiens, I know!  

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Unfortunately Jill, this is what happens when you commit the ultimate sin, ' getting old'.  We've not seen a soul for 28 days now. Had a food delivery, courtesy of my lovely sister in law, up in Stapleford. 

Not heard a word from our manager/trustees of our complex. B.

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Beekay, perhaps if you stopped any payments, they would soon be in touch. Usually works in restaurant s !!

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As a break from wallpapering, I decided to take down and clean all the picture frames on my landing/stairs/hallway. Since I'm a keen genealogist, these all contain images of my relatives and ancestors. There are 45 frames in all. I'm not doing those in other rooms until a later date.

 

As I cleaned their faces and dusted them off, I thought about their lives. Spitfire pilot/bomber crew, dead at 25. Those in Army Uniform, WW1, killed in action aged anything from 19 to 27. 2 or 3 who escaped death on the front line, mown down by the 1918 flu epidemic. Great grandma Sarah, brain tumour aged 35. Great Uncle Albert, brain tumour, aged 15. Great Grandma Lucy, bore 12 children, lost 8 of them. Grandma Edith, ovarian cancer, aged 58. Great uncles and 2 grandads who survived WW1 but lived the rest of their lives with the nightmare of what they experienced and could never speak of.  Various children, died before they even started school.

 

Makes you think. Some people are resorting to violence because they've had to stay in with their family for most of the last four weeks. Some are fretting about loo rolls. Yes, it's serious but it will pass. This afternoon's activity put things in perspective, for me at least.

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Love it Jill, if some people would only stop and think of what really matters in life.

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Another long day in the garden. Been taking up and re laying slabs to form a level base for the chicken coop. Can't carry a 3x2x2" slab anymore - have to 'walk' them. Must be getting old. OK with 2x2's though. The chicken coop project has led to more work than expected, including lifting turf and relaying it on grandsons garden next door. I am lucky having a good sized garden and can work outside and be no closer than 25 yards from the neighbours houses. Quite enjoying the good weather and the project. Sleeping like a log and happy.

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Don't suppose the chickens will be bothered whether the coop is level or not PP. They'll scrat around on a hillside quite happily.

Save yer energy and lay 6 X 6in tiles mate, that way they're a lot light and yer can carry more.  :rolleyes:

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I had a phone call today from my daughter-in-law my grandson's partner's gran had passed away, and to-day was the furneral. Now as she could not be there she ask me what to do, the furneral car would pass by her work place at 11-00." Should I go out and wave "    she ask what is the right thing to do,  so I said if it was me, "I would just wait for the car and bow my head" Thanks I feel better knowing I'm doing the right thing. 

 

It makes one wonder in the day and age what is the right thing to do, we all have our own way of doing things. I suppose you could wave a hankie as a token saying good by.

PS  Gran did pass away due to age not the virus.

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9 hours ago, Beekay said:

Don't suppose the chickens will be bothered whether the coop is level or not PP. They'll scrat around on a hillside quite happily.

Save yer energy and lay 6 X 6in tiles mate, that way they're a lot light and yer can carry more.  :rolleyes:

Beekay- I am a precision engineer and my coop will be level - precisely level and square and my hens will lay precision eggs exactly in the centre of the precisely square nesting boxes......and the eggs will be precisely....... 

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Wot they gonna do? Have a game of snooker on it? Rooster Ronnie versus Hurricane Hen ! Should be a good game, with PP being ref., to see there's no fowl play.  iknow

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I have a moveable coop but then in flat Lincs that is not difficult to move around. Move the coop once a week.

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17 minutes ago, siddha said:

Move the coop once a week.

Just curious, why?

If you really have to do this then there is little point in doing ground preparation or any paving.

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Maybe just hensuring that they get some eggcitement during lockdown?

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Beakcause he  doesn't know feather the eggs will roll away if it's not level. It's no yolk shelling out all that money then making a cock up...

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