2) Is Easter getting as bad as Christmas? (by that I mean the true meaning being lost) By true meaning being lost, are we referring to the complete lack of proper worship towards Ostare? Of course, you may be referring to Cybele, the Phrygian fertility goddess. As I understand it, it was about this time of year that the celebrations of Attis' annual rebirth would begin... Yeah - seems that the meaning is sort of a pale shadow of what it should be, and nobody really celebrates it right. Sure, all the bunnies and eggs and such are nice as symbols, but is anyone out there actually celebrating fertility and rebirth through acts of wonton unbridled passion? Obviously if you're on the forum - that's not the case. Oh well. better luck to you for next year. -- Of course, if you're refering to those who follow the God of Moses, I couldn't agree with you more. The Jews still show proper adherence to Passover, but the Christians' and their assorted denominations show little to no recognition of it. Why they hang onto the books of Moses and words of the Prophets is beyond me if they're going to just crazily toss it all out the window. I mean, c'mon... a big roasted ham? Is the big G really okay with that sort of thing at the time of Passover?