How is this the "proper" term when you acknowledge on CP Terms article that you just made it up? I now declare that "Christmas" is now properly known as "Fuglehorn Day", a term I just created.--Jdellaro 10:40, 23 March 2008 (EDT)
- I don't know why it's listed on Conservapedia terms. The footnote for this article makes it clear that the term was not coined on Conservapedia. I guess it's just that it's not in widespread use, so Conservapedia is trying to increase how much it's used. Philip J. Rayment 10:48, 23 March 2008 (EDT)
What's wrong with calling it Easter? DM 11:32, 23 March 2008 (EDT)
This page is outrageous. Even if the name easter was taken from a pagan holiday doesn't mean that the name is pagan. It was adapted by christians and is accepted by almost every christian group. Are you going to call those christians pagans. That's a little much conservapedia --Double Edge 11:49, 31 March 2008 (EDT)
Church usage of "Resurrection Sunday" instead of "Easter"
Are there any examples of actual churches using Resurrection Sunday instead of Easter? I Googled the term and didn't find much, certainly not enough to convince me that the term Easter is becoming denigrated. The christiananswers.net source is weak in that it doesn't give any actual examples of churches changing terms. I have found plenty of churches that still use the term Easter, though. Saddleback Church, the United Methodist Church, at least one Catholic congregation (example taken from a pretty conservative part of the US), Thomas Road Baptist Church (of Jerry Falwell fame) all use the term Easter, not Resurrection Sunday. (Please note that the links will likely not be relevant after this coming Easter.) I propose that we change the wording so that it doesn't suggest that eschewing the term Easter has become mainstream or even close to it. Corry 10:28, 9 April 2009 (EDT)
Our Church Evangelical Apostolic Church of North America (Syro-Chaldean) uses "Feast of the Resurrection" for Easter but its best not to get too hung up about names. Otherwise we would be using, as in Judaism and in Israel, First Day of the Week instead of Sunday (the day of the Sun) and Fifth Day of the Week instead of Thursday (the day of Thor) and the First Month of the Secular Year instead of January (the double faced god Janus) and the Eighth Month instead of the Month of Augustus Caesar, etc.Bert Schlossberg 17:58, 28 November 2009 (EST)
Proposed move to Easter
Whatever the origin of the name happen to be, Easter is the most well-known name for the celebration that is the subject of the article. Therefore, I request that this article be moved to Easter. Of course, Resurrection Sunday could still be included as an alternative name with sources. GregG 18:04, 6 April 2012 (EDT)
- I think that Resurrection Sunday is the most appropriate name as it is the holiday celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Easter is well known, but does not imply the importance and it is pagan origin. If Resurrection Sunday is popularised by encyclopedias like this, it will eventually become more popular. That is the purpose of an encyclopedia like ours. Whoever chose to use Resurrection Sunday as the main name has amazing foresight --OconnorM 18:10, 6 April 2012 (EDT)
- Encyclopedias are not here to make up facts. Encyclopedias serve the purpose of reporting facts. Unlike Wikipedia, Conservapedia allows itself to tell facts about the world from a conservative perspective. The notion that we should knowingly use a more obscure name for the central holiday of the practiced-religion on earth puts the cart before the horse.
- (As an aside, I might also point out that Sunday comes from the Greek for "day of the sun" [a reference to Greek polytheism] and Friday [such as in the term Good Friday] comes from Old English meaning "Freya's day." Perhaps we still have more work yet to do :P.) GregG 18:21, 6 April 2012 (EDT)