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Easter with no religious significance...
on April 24, 2006
If you enjoy celebrating Easter as a pagan rite of spring, this is a great book for you and your family.
If you celebrate Easter as the annual commemoration of Christ's resurrection, however, you are likely to be disappointed.
My 7-year-old had a different "take" on the situation, though. He said, "Mom, can you imagine Jesus as a bear? I don't think it would be right to do that." Good point. Jesus Bear on a Cross? Or rising from the dead? I don't think so!
My question is simply this: Why tackle a religious holiday like Easter if you have to remove any religious significance? Christmas is handled the same way in these books--Santa Bear, good will and peace on Earth, but no Nativity. Are the Jewish holidays treated the same way by the Berenstains? I have no idea.