Easter is becoming too commercialized

Easter is becoming too commercialized
Considering that the first thing that comes to mind are commercial things that are sold during Easter, such as chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, chicks in baskets, and decorations with these themes, I feel that Easter is becoming more commercialized than ever. Most people relate Easter with chocolate eggs and bunnies. A simple search will lead to countless Easter gift baskets with candy, sweets and chocolates, and I am sure that you get the picture as most probably you shop for Easter gifts as well. If you were to think of it, do any of us give a spiritual gift, such as a prayer book, or a statue of the resurrection of Jesus Christ? I am quite sure that only very few people ever thought of opting for this kind of gift. We tend to focus on chocolaty stuff and forget all about what Easter is really all about. This picture which compares the Easter Bunny with Jesus may seem to be funny, but in its humorous and simple way it is showing how silly most people are when they end up forgetting all about the real significance of Easter, which lies in Jesus. What do you think?

Agree

Cristian

Agree

Everything holiday is becoming more and more commercialized every year. Because people in the West stopped following tradition and stopped going to church or believing in some kind of God. This isn't all recent, it has been happening for a lot of time now and I don't see it going away anytime soon.
Posted by Cristian on 03-21-2017
Shortie

I agree

I completely agree, it seems like as soon as Christmas is over we see Easter eggs in the store. It really is more of a way now for stores to make a profit over showing people the real meaning of Easter. You ask any child what is Easter about and I guarantee the first thing they will come up with is either Chocolate or Easter Eggs. Unfortunately because of how things are now and because of the way things are now it's something that we will never grow out of and instead we will see it become more and more commercialised. It's about making money now for most which is a real shame.
Posted by Shortie on 03-20-2017
Mahshiemonalisa

everything is commercialized!

Yes, I agree that Easter is too commercialized as it almost every thing in our society. Holidays aren't even fully enjoyed before the advertising for the next Holiday has begun. The emphasis in America is Sell!Sell!Sell! and Buy!Buy!Buy! It's honestly exhausting sometimes to live in a culture with constant expectations. Every month I am either buying a birthday present for someone or another present for a meaningless Holiday. We have definitely lost sacredness, joy, simplicity, and more important cultural traditions. Holidays have been reduced to obligatory present buying. I really hate it.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 03-20-2017
WildSpirit

Yes :-(

Impossible to disagree! I mean... With each passing year, something to generate a greater financial profit is created: Chocolates of the most diverse flavors, new toys, places are sold as tourist destinations and many other examples.
Posted by WildSpirit on 07-23-2017
wallet

I totally agree

Oh yes, Easter became a big business that brings a lot of money for those who sell eggs (normal eggs or from chocolate), or for the other who commercial special candles, plastic eggs, special ornaments made from fir, etc. When there is a holiday like Easter or Christmas the business people try to create a lot of things to sell and make money, for them is just a business and not a holiday anymore!
Posted by wallet on 07-25-2017
Marvadaum

Yes

Like most dates, It's mostly a day to investigate consumption of items. Think of how much money is spent on Christmas and Easter alone. Now take into consideration, kid's day and valentine's day as well. Too much money
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-25-2017

Disagree

sspi

For me no

I must say that for many people this is quite true. You see the shops full of people buying sweets and eggs, and activities like egg hunts getting organized, and it makes you think, do these people go to mass and spend the same time and effort on the moral and religious value of Easter, which is after all so much more important. Sadly i think that for a good many people Easter is equal to how many chocolate eggs they buy or eat. But for those who take the time to attend to religious events, mass, and other activities that revolve around the beauty of Christ's resurrection, it makes so much more sense, and leaves such an impact that other commercial stuff ends up being very small and almost meaningless in comparison. It is all about priorities ultimately.
Posted by sspi on 03-20-2017
Jeshurun

Nooo

Catholic already have their standards and rules that govern the body. The rules were not made today but has been there for years, for anyone to change any of those doctrines would be very difficult. Changing the rules governing marriage can lead to disagreement within the body.

To me I feel their is nothing wrong with the priest marrying, its not bad but when you carefully look into the agreement binding Catholic priesthood, then their is need to think differently.

Posted by Jeshurun on 03-22-2017
wiiky28

It Depends

Well, I would agreed with you totally if such was obtainable everywhere. I am a traveller and the nature of my work makes me not to always be in a particular area. I have spent my Easter celebrations in different places with different people and I have come to observe that it really depends on your location and the mentality obtainable there. I have lived in Africa and in Europe and Africans tends to value Easter celebrations more than some countries in Europe.
Posted by wiiky28 on 03-20-2017

Comments

jyy
I think Christmas and Easter are too commercialized. Nonetheless, the fact remains, what can anyone do about it? You cannot restrict free trade in most capitalist nations for religious reasons. Therefore, the only choice is to do nothing and simply make sure your private home celebration isn't too commercial.
Posted by jyy on 05-23-2017
DanoCath
Everything is already commercialized and we must accept the fact. I don't see any wrong about Easter becoming commercialized as long as it is not disrespected then it's totally fine. People need to earn and they'll think of ideas on how they can earn, and we must be practical about this sort of things.
Posted by DanoCath on 09-10-2017
vinaya
Not just Easter, but almost all Christain festivals such as Christmas, Good Friday etc. have become too commercialized. The original meaning behind these festivals are lost and what remains at our hands are giving and receiving gifts, enjoying feasts etc. People have almost forgotten how these festivals originated and what are their religious and cultural importance. Today festivals are just commercial activities.
Posted by vinaya on 09-25-2017
potentialwriter
Whether Easter is becoming commercialized or not, God knows nothing about it and that is why it can be commercialized. Let's look at the Lord's supper as a case study. God commanded that this should be done in His remembrance to celebrate His death and resurrection on the cross. He said whoever wants to have a part in heaven must pertake of this while on earth. This is one of the criteria God is going to use to consider anyone in His kingdom. Who can commercialize the Lord's supper. Why is Easter commercialized? It's because it's not a programme of God. God does not know anything about it.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-11-2017