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Easter as a traumatic experience
« on: April 06, 2012, 02:38:05 AM »
I want to write about easter for my website (I'm kinda late, I know) and I want either a good resource to study about a traumatic experience, or maybe some ex-christian here can share his experience. I would like to finish the text today or by tomorrow so if you have something drop it quick.

So, I assume that remembering Jesus' torment on the cross might cause people (children) to go through a traumatic experience, not only  by remembering his suffer, but also because of the blame: we are blamed for his death.
I know, there are shiny colored eggs, easter presents and such, but I want to focus on less shiny things, like blood and gore (remember the Passion of Christ by Mel Gibson?).

I just watched some videos on Youtube about Religious Trauma Syndrome but I want to focus more on easter.

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Re: Easter as a traumatic experience
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 10:51:51 AM »
not my experience but a friend of mine told me about some Catholic thing where you have to kiss the wounds of the icon they have?  wasn't sure if his was easter oriented or some other strange ritual for another holiday.
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Re: Easter as a traumatic experience
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 12:16:54 PM »
The Catholics found lots of ways to spread disease and germs.
Have everybody drink out of the same cup, kiss the same sore,
and lick a priests thumb after he had already put little crackers
in about 100 other mouths. Yuck!
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Re: Easter as a traumatic experience
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 12:35:29 PM »
Don't forget the Easter preamble, passover, where good Christians around the world conveniently overlook the mass slaughter of an entire generation of children in an event that never took place.
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Re: Easter as a traumatic experience
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 11:19:48 PM »
I invite you to Easter vigil at a Catholic church near you.  It usually starts around 8PM and is a very beautiful experience.

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Re: Easter as a traumatic experience
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 04:54:19 AM »
So, I assume that remembering Jesus' torment on the cross might cause people (children) to go through a traumatic experience, not only  by remembering his suffer, but also because of the blame: we are blamed for his death.
Dang!  I should've bought a copy of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ for Easter.

I remember this droning Good Friday hymn:

        Go to dark Gethsemane...

   See him at the judgment hall,
   beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
   O the wormwood and the gall!
   O the pangs his soul sustained!
   Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;
   learn of Christ to bear the cross.

   Calvary's mournful mountain climb;
   there, adoring at his feet,
   mark that miracle of time,
   God's own sacrifice complete.
   "It is finished!" hear him cry;
   learn of Jesus Christ to die.

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Re: Easter as a traumatic experience
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 09:19:22 AM »
I invite you to Easter vigil at a Catholic church near you.  It usually starts around 8PM and is a very beautiful experience.

ah, yes, to learn that a god has to have a bloody murder to satisfy it. 
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