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HAPPY EASTER

Hope everyone has a great Easter Sunday. Wave
Whatever belief that you may have concerning why this day is celebrated, do it with the hope, love and family togetherness that it has become to symbolize.

For me; He came despite knowing I would kill him. He came knowing I would turn a deaf ear to Him. He came knowing I don't deserve it. He came knowing that what would become of Him on Earth, He would not deserve.

Today, knowing that I love Him because He first loved me is very real. Today, I celebrate the Risen Savior, Jesus the Christ. Thank you Father for your Son.

http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/the-meaning-of-easter-faq.htm

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Hope everyone was able to spend time with their loved ones!

I agree Jtapia. He is Risen!

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We had a great Easter. Our HOA organized a so called egg hunt on Saturday morning, except the kids really don't hunt eggs so much as they just scramble to pick them up off the ground in plain sight. This year was a bit different than last year though. This year they must have some new group of socialists running the egg hunt at our HOA. Every kid had to have an equal number of eggs at the end and those who picked up more had to give up some so other kids who didn't try as hard still got the same amount as those kids who worked hard. That's right. I guess nobody these days believes in teaching our kids that you keep what you earn. Nope, they're tyring so hard to get our kids to adopt that erroneous socialistic mentality. I guess when it comes to toddlers it's fine. But, I'm really going to have to raise hell if they try teaching that crap to my kids when they get into middle school and high school.

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WesternHunter, you are joking, right??? Think That is so wrong! It's right up there with not keeping sports scores or giving grades, so the lazy kids can feel just as good about themselves as the ones that make an effort.

You need to start a new thread about this...

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I wish I was joking, but unfortunately it's all true. I didn't want to ruin or highjack the Easter thread with talk like this, but it was sad to see that I was almost alone in my opinion amongst the masses of parents at that park. That's okay, popular thoughts aren't nessesarily the right thoughts. No need to start another thread as it's pointless. I know I'm among people here on this forum who share my same opinion, as do others in my neighborhood.

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Don't get me started, WH. I've had kids in the educational system for 22 years, and still have a long way to go. You're spot on in your assessment, and my advice to you is to get ready to raise Hell -- you're gonna see it all the way through high school. The sad thing is that in a setting like you described, parents are so competitive and focused on their kids' success that they'd rather have everybody held the the same level of mediocrity than risk having their child's feelings hurt because someone else got more.

There's a real metaphor there. If my kid can't get more than 8 eggs, then I'm gonna make sure nobody else's do, either. The difference between Capitalism and Socialism is that Capitalist greed is aimed at being first across the finish line by outpacing the competition. Socialist greed is aimed at being "first" across the finish line by holding everyone else back. Thus, Socialism is simply dictatorship of the underachievers -- tyranny of the slow kids.

We had a great Easter, though. Our kids wound up with the same amount of eggs, but little brother found his first and got to gloat and eat his candy while big brother kept searching in frustration. Then the dog found the bags of leftover chocolate and was bouncing off the walls for the rest of the day. The dog also taught the boys a valuable lesson about protecting what's yours by vacuuming up anything they left unsecured. It doesn't get much more American than that.

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