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    La Resurrección, de Sebastiano Ricci. Imagen: Google Art Project
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    • #683177

      Happy Easter! Celebrating this glorious Easter Sunday with my feisty, beautiful mum and her friends. Even with dementia she remembers I stuffed Easter candy in my hat to have a snack during church hahaha. She’s an amazing woman and I’m happy to share this glorious day with her.

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        Hey guys, my Plus badge is missing, also my stats and signature. Not critical, hope y’all had a terrific weekend!

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        • #703714

          I had to do some finagling when the messed up blogpost was replaced, but you message made it through. I just couldn’t log in as you for the rest of it.

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          • #704385

            Exactly what I thought, thanks PK, after posting under my original everything but the latest  stats came through. Ha yah like I’m not focused on details or anything. Wanted to make sure nothing got corrupt and you answered everything perfectly as usual!

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    • #686605

      Happy Easter, both right now for the members of all the Western Churches, and in anticipation of their celebrations to the members of the Orthodox churches of the East.

      Now, here is a little essay on the name ‘Easter’, and why is it so different in English from the name of this religious event in other languages.

      Reading the title of Woody’s earlier blog on the Passover celebrations, someone thought he had used a Hungarian keyboard by mistake when writing the title, although he had just written “Happy Passover” in Hebrew : “Chag Pesach samech”, where ‘Pesach’ = ‘Passover’

      And I started to wonder how come that Easter, that this year mostly overlaps with Passover, is called ‘Easter’ in English, when in other languages (Greek, Latin, and the romantic ones Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Rumanian) have similar names that are  completely different from it and all derived directly from ‘Pesach’ and still sounding a bit like it.

      In trusty Wikipedia all is revealed:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter

      “Easter”, and similar words in other Northern European languages (e.g. German, and Dutch) are derived from the ancient name of a goddess that was also that of the month of April, when both Passover and Easter usually take place — and when people there had their coming-of-Spring ceremonies, named after her. People from those parts kept the old name for the Christian celebration after converting to their new religion and (with some changes in pronunciation and spelling) until today.

      So: not Hungarian.

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    • #687512

      mourning

      Easter, not so happy  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/multiple-blasts-hit-sri-lanka-churches-hotels-easter-sunday-190421050357452.html   More than 200 people killed in churches and hotels    ‘-(

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      • #689513

        Several people have been arrested already on suspicion of planning and carrying out those appalling attacks. One should hope the Sri-Lankan authorities will act fairly and effectively to stop such religion-related, destabilizing violence:

        https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48001720

        Also to be hoped, is that the Christian community there keeps firmly in mind the scriptural injunction to “turn the other cheek” and leave the exercise of justice to the justice system, as acts of personal revenge, violent ones in particular, being most often countered with further revenge, are the self-defeating and vainest of vanities:

        Matthew 5:38-40

        “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”

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    • #688683

      Happy Easter all. It is a time for family and feasting.

      Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet!

      -Noel

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    • #694788

      Happy Easter to all 🙂

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      All W10 Pro at 22H2,(2 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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    • #700137

      A happy Easter to all!

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    • #818965

      mourning Easter, not so happy https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/multiple-blasts-hit-sri-lanka-churches-hotels-easter-sunday-190421050357452.html More than 200 people killed in churches and hotels ‘-(

      Bloodsheddef Easter Shri Lanka, right now: 310 people dead, still counting  ‘-(

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    • #853364

      Happy Easter 2019

      beta testing win10 v1903 (build 18362.53) that I got from a UUP dump more than a week ago on some of my PCs. so far 1903 seems like a nice Easter treat – no serious problems encountered.

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