Reasons for Seasons

I don't particularly care for Christianity, but my heart went out to the designer of the greeting card with a chocolate cross attached that was on sale at the corner drugstore. May His Light Shine Upon You, it said on the front, and Happy Easter inside, as if some foresight-burdened defender of the faith had reasoned, "We know we're powerless to stop the secular commercialization of our holy day, but maybe we can slow it down, just a bit."

A sentiment to remember for the day when your favorite ideology ends up on the wrong side of history.

One thought on “Reasons for Seasons

  1. "We know we're powerless to stop the secular commercialization of our holy day"

    It might be more accurate to put it like so:

    "We know we're powerless to continue the religious re-appropriation of your secular/pagan equinox celebration"

    Easter is the most bizarre syncretism in all of Christianity: a holy day of a monotheistic religion that is actually named after a different God than the one being celebrated!

    Also interesting reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pysanka

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