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"Jesus says [to] love our enemies,” said Mullen, who holds a degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. “So I was sitting in Starbucks and thought, maybe I’m the one person who needs to do something."
I always thought it had something to do with the early church wanting Easter to coincide with ancient pagan fertility festivals, or something. Then modern American commercialism took hold and really did something with the idea.
Of course, South Park tells a different story. I guess Stan, Kyle, and Hideki have something in common.