Here’s yet another reason why John McCain lost my vote after Sarah Palin was selected as his running mate. I recently read that in an interview with Fox and Friends she claimed that Jesus celebrated Easter during his time on Earth.
So Jesus celebrated his own death and resurrection? Or perhaps he took part in pagan fertility rites, dancing naked around a fire? There were no “Christian” holidays during the time of Jesus as there were not yet any Christians. He and his disciples were Jews and celebrated Jewish holy days. All of our “Christian” holidays are actually pagan observances that were appropriated by the Church in order to convert the pagans.
- The Gospel of Palin
- “When Jesus celebrated Easter with his disciples there were no Easter bunnies or egg hunts. There were no Easter sales at department stores or parades in the street. Easter was a special time of prayer and Christian activism.”Jesus would gather all the townspeople around and would listen to their stories about the meaning of Easter in their lives. Then he would teach them how to love one another, how to protest Roman abortion clinics and how to properly convert homosexuals.
“You can’t even do things like that these days without getting called out by some wacko left-wing human rights group. Christians had more freedom under Roman rule than we do now in our own country! We need to return Easter back to the way it was when Jesus was alive.”
- “Easter celebrates, you know, sticking it to all the liberal lefties out there who want to be taking our guns and our freedom. It celebrates the rights of the unborn and the right to religious freedom, to not have government come in and tell you who to believe in and who not to …”
A couple of my favorite comments to the article:
- Is it just me, or are most atheists and agnostics more familiar with the Bible than most Christians?
- It isn’t just you. Several studies have revealed atheists to have a much better understanding of religion, and its history, than believers. Atheists don’t turn away from religion because they lack information.
To quote the Gospel of Palin: “We need to return Easter back to the way it was when Jesus was alive.” Since that would have been a pagan fertility festival, I don’t have a problem with that statement. At the time of Jesus, neither Christianity nor the commemoration of his death and resurrection existed. Neither would exist for many years after the fact.
While the news story is a fake, it is certainly typical of the absurdities espoused by politicians (mostly Republicans). I hear stupidity from the Democrats as well but the Republicans seem to have turned absurdity, stupidity and ignorance into an art form.
Liberal lefties? Do conservatives consider left-handed liberals to be more threatening than right-handed liberals? How do they feel about ambidextrous liberals? And just so you conservative Christians know, Jesus was a liberal. His teachings and ideas are still considered liberal.