Thursday, April 05, 2007

easter thoughts

apr 4, 2007

i guess easter is the spring festival stolen by christists. like christmas is the winter solstice of the druids and may day is the old pagan festival of the summer.

a most unusual celebration. odd, one might say. it celebrates the impossible resurrection of a dead man who is a figment of the imagination. naturally, since he wasn't born, he couldn't die. and since he didn't die, he couldn't be resurrected. so much for 'miracles'.

and resurrection is a major pillar of christist ideology.

i shake my head and agree with one of the early 'saints' of christism, Tertullian, (ca 160 CE), who said: credo quia absurdum est (I believe, because it is absurd). He also said, "And the son of God died, which is immediately credible because it is absurd. And buried he rose again, which is certain because it is impossible."

another early 'saint', origen, was so caught up in his 'impure thoughts' that he castrated himself.

someone once called foxhunting "the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible".

similarly this whole thing is "the gullible in wild pursuit of the nonexistent".

2 comments:

habc said...

Origin of Easter

"I have to say that Easter is the most half-assed attempt at taking a holiday celebrating the full, fecund bloom of Spring and pasting over the whole death/resurrection of the Savior mythology.
I mean, they didn't even change the name- Oester was a fertility goddess of northern European mythology who had quite a lot of mystical powers. A bird came to her one day, and told her that she had fallen in love with a land animal, a rabbit, and wanted to be changed into a rabbit as well. And so, Oester changed the bird into a rabbit, and in gratitude the rabbit laid eggs for the goddess for the rest of her life. Hence the Easter bunny."

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