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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:03 PM

Passover, Easter, Ramadan -- and interfaith America in action

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Passover is about how a people who stay steadfast in hope can be liberated as a community from Mitzrayim, "a narrow place."
Easter is the death of one paradigm and the rising of another.

Ramadan commemorates the end of jahiliyya, “the period of darkness,” which is vanquished in the emerging light of the Quran.
These three periods of holiness will occur within days of each other this year, as will sacred events for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Baha'is.

Collectively they carry a common message: The cosmic calendar calls us to renewal, forever changing the way we look at our lives in the material world.


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https://religionnews.com/2020/04/10/passover-easter-ramadan-and-interfaith-america-in-action/

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:07 PM

1. All co-opted pagan Spring festivals

Based on newer myths. But the message is life renews.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:08 PM

2. It does.

I hope you are staying safe, and sane.

I am staying safe.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:10 PM

3. As well as we can

here in NYC.

You too.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. I don't think Ramadan is a spring festival.

The calendar seems to have been purified of things like intercalary months that kept spring in spring.

With them, and going by month names, Ramadan was originally in the summer.

Without them, Ramadan shifts around the year, moving a certain amount of time (compared to the Western calendar or the equinoxes), and is as much winter and fall as it is spring.

The one possibility is that in the year that the fasting was instituted it was taken from an otherwise unknown spring festival with no real preparation, and then got "stuck" in that month. That seems highly unlikely, and the main reason to suggest it is to find some way for the hypothesis we want to be true to actually be true.

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Response to Igel (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 09:48 AM

5. Interesting

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