Today is the day when the convoluted Christian calendar celebrates one of the most inane traditions in all of human history: Easter. How many actually believe the myth that a dead man got up and wandered about before floating miraculously into the netherworld is unknown. What is known, is that in order to truly take this myth seriously one must also admit their self-delusional status. Of course, few actually do realize their duality and go on to buy the whole plastic banana including virgins who give birth, seas that part at ones command, burning bushes that speak, and of course the aforementioned dead man who got up and walked around a bit… Such evangelicals spend their days waiting (now some 2000 odd years) for this cat’s rebound from said netherworld to supposedly save their sorry asses from a panoply of injustices – injustices that they, themselves, committed. And, to make mattes even more dim, not just inequities and violations of others rights while alive, but for the supposed sin they are guilty of before they were even a twinkle in mom and dad’s eyes… All utter mockeries of reason; the singular means by which our lives are sustained here on earth…
Now there is no doubt that there are plenty of people who go to buildings to supposedly worship this supernatural occurrence, but I suspect few actually believe it in their hearts. Most people are far too immersed in reality to honestly believe such supernatural baloney – they know it simply is not historical fact nor possible in the real world of profit and matter. Most understand that it is myth conjured up by modern mystics as delivered not through revelation, but rather through the pipeline of mystics running some 2000 years.. But for an hour or two they pretend, and incredibly drag their unsuspecting children with them. Such is a form of child abuse, but of course no one calls them on it. If anyone dares challenge these mystics on the reality of what they are actually engaging in, they are immediately labeled a bigot, a crank, a left wing lunatic, and most pathetic of all a manipulator supposedly enabled by “political correctness.” Apparently, PC is some dark force conjured up by the negative good; the Devil himself, perhaps.. But of course the whole notion of evil is a rather difficult subject for Christians, so I won’t belabor that point..
The truth of the matter regarding this man-invented Christian event is that in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII established our modern calendar, fixing the rules determining the date of Easter. Last year Easter fell on April 4th, and this year April 24th. In any given year it can jump around by as much as a month on the Gregorian calendar (20 days this year). So much for the anniversary of a supposed historical event… But what is truly despicable about all of this is the utter hypocrisy. One of the more notable examples was the Catholic Church’s persecution of Galileo, who defended the very ideas upon which its Easter reform depended. Pope John Paul II did his best to back peddle on this, admitting that his predecessors had been wrong,. At least he had the good sense to call the Catholic persecution of Galileo a “sad misunderstanding” that “now belongs to the past.” Well, the same ought to be said about the religious notion of Easter. It is a bizarre myth, a grave historical error, and it too clearly belongs in the past..
Mindless obedience demanded by religion is incompatible with the way the world actually works today, and the way the world worked over 2000 years ago. Rational thinking is what all of human progress and prosperity need – not reverence to the supernatural.