All Blog Posts Tagged 'Easter' (10)

Happy Easter, Bloody Easter

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,

You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…

On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us

And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”

Irving Berlin

“They tried to nail him down, but he got away.”

Marquee outside church in Massachusetts

Well, it’s that day again, and our Greek Orthodox friends, as well as our Roman…

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Added by Alan Perlman on April 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

The Battle for Zachary's Brain, VII: Counter-Church/The Absurdity of Jonah

There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great seriousness.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will know that the narrative is not a Gothic horror tale…but something that is just as disturbing: resisting the religious programming of a child.

His…

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Added by Alan Perlman on April 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Merry Christmas Atheists!

In an attempt to catch the seasonal spirit today, I watched a video on the history and pagan origins of Christmas (linked here http://youtu.be/gkGfcwY5yKI), that began like fairly normal documentary but went a bit bat shit Christian at the end.



Most of the history in the film I had learned in school, so it wasn't new information to me. But it really made me think, considering almost every aspect of what we now know as Christmas was stolen… Continue

Added by Stuart M Rees on December 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Are Holidays a Disaster?

"I choose to decline all invitations to a ghost's birthday party and to shun Christmas things as much as possible. I have no religious faith, I have no Christmas tree, and I want neither…and I don't believe I've missed a thing."

 

"... the willingness to do, in some form or another, what others have always done because of foundationless teachings that that is what we're all supposed to do," is "what aggravates me about holidays and…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 16, 2013 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Easter Fun!

Ali is four and goes to preschool. It's a half day program. Part of my daily routine when I'm playing Responsible Dad Guy is to drop her off and pick her up. I passed the school library and there was a display of kiddy Easter books. I did a double take. Did I just see what I thought I saw?… Continue

Added by Andrew Hall on April 24, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

Would people remain Christian if Christians were outcast? An Easter Rumination

I always wonder how many Christians there would be if Christianity was frowned upon.  In the Easter services there are passages of Christ proclaiming his faith even tho others spit on him, beat him, despise him, and even kill him.  How many Christians would there be if they were treated like homosexuals in the 50's; or black folks in the deep south under jim crow? (Someone please tell me how to punctuate the previous sentence.)

 

What do you think and do you know anyone who…

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Added by Shannon on April 12, 2011 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

The Good Friday Turtle stops by (while James Madison does a facepalm)



The yummy treats that the Good Friday Turtle (if he exists) might bring us next year!



Unlike Christmas and Easter, which unfortunately have become widely commercialized and somewhat secularized, Good Friday remains very unambiguously a religious holiday: specifically a Christian one. Very few people would claim that Good Friday is a secular holiday.… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on April 3, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Easter.

The festive side of Easter actually has nothing to do with Christianity. In norse religions, the rabbit is revered as heralding the coming of spring (because they fuck like mad in spring, producing untold numbers of offspring). A festival is held each year called 'Eostre' - named after the Norse goddess of spring. The eggs are just a cheap cash-in which have been designed to be given during the religious holiday weekend.

Added by Robert Head on August 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Happy zombie day!

Here's wishing everyone a good time today, but remember that even though zombies can be fun, they can also be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Always have an adult present when attempting to raise the dead, in case something goes wrong and instead of a harmless dancing skeleton you accidentally summon up a horde of terrifying revenants bent on consuming the life force of all humanity. Please be courteous to others and always dispel your zombies when you're done with them. It only… Continue

Added by Planetologist on April 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Caramel Filled Jesus

Easter's right around the corner.



How do I, a snarky atheist, know this? Good question.



I know because I work at my local public library which is gearing up for the annual "Easter Egg Hunt". That's right ladies and gentlemen, you can put your minds at ease (as is so often the case with people of faith) knowing that your tax dollars are well spent... on candy filled plastic eggs.



Now before you get all pissy (atheists and theists alike) here's what I have to… Continue

Added by EnsignR on March 26, 2009 at 9:32pm — No Comments

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