Is saying Happy Easter a "Christian" thing?
Since Easter is stolen from Ēostre and all of the fertility stuff that goes along with the pagan festival... isn't Happy Easter the "politically" correct thing to say to an agnositc? I would see where they might have been offended should I have said "He is Risen!", but to say have a happy Easter and the answer to have been "We don't celebrate it", I was puzzled. I had said it because this the first time in years they kids/granchildren are were here. I just thought they'd have baskets and easter bunny stuff. Those things are far from the Christian observances, aren't they?
My best guess was, maybe she's Jewish? I don't know because it's a work associate's wife. After a decade of working closely with him, I still don't know his affiliation. On purpose. I don't know, nor will I ask. It's off limits to us. We both have adroitly avoided the topic. Maybe it's time for me to know? I know not to offer food to the officemate who is observing Ramadan. So maybe I should know if she's Jewish?
Or is it only "Christian" to observe Easter?