Friday Face-Off: Egg hunting vs Egg Dyeing
Published: April 2, 2021
Easter is a holiday for fun family activities. Eggs are the focus of many Easter traditions. We are going to debate which egg-themed endeavor is most eggs-citing.
Nothing brings the family together like gathering around the dining room table and dipping eggs in dye. Unlike egg hunts, which are divisive and can arouse violence between family members, dyeing eggs is a serene activity that involves little competition. And what is Easter really about? Being one as a family and loving each other; Jesus wanted it that way. Jesus would not have wanted us to fight with each other over material things such as candy and money. Dyeing eggs encapsulates the importance of family and togetherness. Jesus would want us to come together for a common goal like the dyeing of eggs, rather than divide us. Dyeing eggs is also indicative of being more creative. There is more thought that goes into dipping boiled eggs in colored water. Many different components go into decorating an egg, making it more stimulating than mindlessly searching for randomly scattered eggs. Preferring decorating eggs is a sign of superior intellect and a greater love for Jesus.
“I love dyeing eggs with my family,” senior Anthony King said. “It brings us closer together.”
Looking for eggs around the yard and house brings your competitive side out and makes a fun challenge for the family. Every other holiday you are supposed to be kind and serene. A good egg hunt brings out the action which is unseen in egg dyeing. What do you get out of egg dyeing? Messy fingers and a smelly egg. Gross. What do you get out of egg hunting? Candy, prizes and occasionally money. Amazing. Why would Jesus want us to paint a smelly egg when we could be having a friendly competition with our family while getting prizes? The Easter Bunny leaves us these eggs for a reason. Why would we not go out and get them? Dyeing your own eggs will put the Easter Bunny out of business. We wouldn’t want that would we? Egg hunting is for everyone, a toddler and a grandma can do it. You don’t even need to be good at art, unlike if you decide to dye an egg. Egg hunting is an easy enjoyable Easter activity for anyone to do. This Easter Sunday you need to embrace the better activity: a good old egg hunt.
“Egg hunting is better than egg dyeing because it brings a sense of excitement that egg dyeing doesn’t bring for me,” sophomore Jackson Cutlan said. “Egg hunting is fun and keeps you on the edge of your seat”