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#1
Huh?:

A Seattle Elementary school has renamed Easter eggs "Spring Spheres" so as to not offend an, as yet, unnamed group of students.

Now, personally, I don't know why a bunny delivers Easter eggs, and I certainly don't believe in such a thing, but I certainly don't find it offensive to me. And here's another idea: if you don't want to call eggs "Easter eggs," why don't you just call them "eggs?"


Great. The recession is even hitting the Easter Bunny/Spring Oryctolagus cuniculus.
#2
They're not even spheres...
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#4
I would love to know who this is offending. People just enjoy buzzwords and hand-holding so much they assume everyone is ready to sue at every second or something.

How about making them out of something that doesn't offend diabetics and people who dislike chocolate, too? assholes.
#5
Theres probably more to this story than they are telling us, hell, the website even admits they have a conservative bias.

Remember that whole "baa baa rainbow sheep" thing? That was rectified in a few days.
#8
Um, this isn't about the recession.

Its about people not wanting Christianity in their kids schools, and the kids wanting to give out candy.
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#9
the politic correct tools are ****ing with Easter now? that's going too far. Jesus died so we could get those eggs every spring. damn man, that's seriously ****ed up.
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I hate stupid overly sensitive people
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#11
Sounds like something from a nature based spin off of Dragon Ball Z.
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#13
Glad they're not teaching me maths
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#14
There's political correctness for ya.

Also, all points on the surface of a sphere are equidistant from the center. A chicken egg does not fit this definition.
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#15
Well, in fairness, Easter eggs and the Easter bunny and all that have pretty much fuck all to do with the Christian festival of Easter anyway, may as well rename them.

But Spring Spheres...?
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There's political correctness for ya.

Also, all points on the surface of a sphere are equidistant from the center. A chicken egg does not fit this definition.

But "spring ellipticals" just doesn't have the same feel to it.
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There's political correctness for ya.

Also, all points on the surface of a sphere are equidistant from the center. A chicken egg does not fit this definition.


That's part of why it's so damn funny. It's very fitting. It's all just so mind-numbingly retarded. And hilarious lol.
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#20
all i can say is WOW, what's next are they gunna change the Easter Bunny's name because they think its offensive to rodents?
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Um, this isn't about the recession.

Its about people not wanting Christianity in their kids schools, and the kids wanting to give out candy.

Wtf does the easter bunny and easter eggs have to do with Christianity though?
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Well, in fairness, Easter eggs and the Easter bunny and all that have pretty much fuck all to do with the Christian festival of Easter anyway, may as well rename them.

But Spring Spheres...?


+1

actually maybe they're being quite clever, and following on from the easter bunny's rather sketchy knowledge of biology with some sketchy mathematical knowledge?
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Wtf does the easter bunny and easter eggs have to do with Christianity though?

Exactly this.
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#26
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#27
Well I could see how easter eggs could offend certain people. Since they're left by the reincarnation of Jesus.
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#28
I fail to see who 'Easter eggs' offend. I mean the only people who have them are kids, and children give less shit about metaphysics that Lady Gaga does about being inconspicuous.
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#29
eggs are more ovoid than spherical. they can change the name all they want, they're still fuckin' Easter eggs.
#30
They shouldn't be celebrating a religious holiday in a school anyway in my opinion.
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They shouldn't be celebrating a religious holiday in a school anyway in my opinion.


Agreed in principle.

In practice, though, if they cut religious holidays do you think they'll give us other holidays in return?

I doubt it. I want my holidays
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Agreed in principle.

In practice, though, if they cut religious holidays do you think they'll give us other holidays in return?

I doubt it. I want my holidays

I have no problem with time off, but celebrating the holidays in school is my problem.
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#35
if you're off how are they celebrating them in school?
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#36
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if you're off how are they celebrating them in school?

I mean things like nativity plays etc.
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#37
oh yeah

ach i mean that doesn't really annoy me all that much. I mean there are way worse things going on (i realise that's no argument, just pragmatism). Plus it makes you look like the bad guy if you're not careful- "Oh look, these scientists/atheists/secularists claim they're only trying to protect science class, but they're trying to ban the nativity play and christmas holidays too!"

You can alienate a lot of support by doing stuff like that.

EDIT: I mean I have no gigantic problem with religion per se, just when religion makes people do stupid stuff- like not teaching evolution, or banning abortion or contraception.

that being said, personally, i'd do schools the way france does it, you get an afternoon off once a week or something and your parents can teach you what they like.
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oh yeah

ach i mean that doesn't really annoy me all that much. I mean there are way worse things going on (i realise that's no argument, just pragmatism). Plus it makes you look like the bad guy if you're not careful- "Oh look, these scientists/atheists/secularists claim they're only trying to protect science class, but they're trying to ban the nativity play and christmas holidays too!"

You can alienate a lot of support by doing stuff like that.

EDIT: I mean I have no gigantic problem with religion per se, just when religion makes people do stupid stuff- like not teaching evolution, or banning abortion or contraception.

that being said, personally, i'd do schools the way france does it, you get an afternoon off once a week or something and your parents can teach you what they like.

Nativity plays are part of religious indoctrination and have no place in state funded schools. If they want to celebrate their religion, they can do it at home.
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oh i agree, but i'm saying are you willing to lose a ton of support for the teaching of evolution just so you can get nativity plays banned?
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