Laughing Jesus. He had a better sense of humor than most realize.
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Easter gets its name from the Saxon goddess of sex and fertility, Eostre. Known variously as Ostare, Ostara and Eastra, she is also believed to be related to Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love and sex.
The holiday pre-dates Christianity and has long been associated with rabbits due to their legendary enthusiasm for mating, as well as with the egg, the archetypal symbol of fertility.
So the traditionally accepted celibacy of Jesus looms as a strange bedfellow to the underpinnings of the Easter holiday.
Singer-songwriter-humorist Greg Tamblyn, called "a contemporary Mark Twain" by Dr. Larry Dossey, offers a unique perspective in his surprise-ending song, Jesus was a Bachelor :