Easter is now almost solely about chocolate rabbits, the eggs having almost disappeared. And the bunny is also on the way out to be replaced by the Easter Football!
As the spirit of Christmas is also under siege, Christians, most of us, and our few Jewish and Muslim readers will agree that, in the end, Christianity is a Jewish sect that was created by a Jew.
So next Sunday happens to be Easter, the founding day of the Christian Faith. Without the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, there is no Christianity and no Easter chocolate Football.
And as yesterday’s events in Brussels shows too well, there is no humanity as well.
That some young people are unable to grasp that the message of God is to love and respect one another, that killing is the greatest offence that one can commit but that killing in His name is another thing.
First, these young people are well meaning. Hard to swallow, but true. They believe that they are right in directing us to the true God, even if it means killing us to do so. One can imagine Saint Peter’s dilemma when they show up at the Gates. They died for God after all. One knows what Saint Peter will do to the head of these organisations: Straight to hell, not sure if Lucifer will grant them entry.
When we say that they are well meaning, ask yourself about the Easter chocolate Football.
Now, the reason why we could gorge ourselves on chocolate on Easter was that for the weeks before we had fasted, during Lent. As the Jews do during Passover and the Muslims during Ramadan.
Chocolate eggs. The egg being a symbol of the rebirth of Christ. And the bunny is an old Lutheran tradition, it bringing the Easter eggs to deserving children. But when a society completely forgets what it is about, that the chocolate dictates Easter, then we should reflect a bit before condemning those whose view of the distorted world that we live in commit abhorrent crimes. Nobody but a few fanatics around the globe will argue for a minute that killing innocents can be for the glory of God. We write a few, there are close to 2 billion Muslims around the World, if we count all the terrorist attacks perpetrated in the last twenty years we would be hard pressed to find one thousand involved. The Islamic State being an altogether different state of affairs simplified to the extreme in the West and mixed with all the nice revolutions sponsored by our friends from the South wanting to bring ‘democracy’ via Facebook and Twitter. A nice obsession that has cost the lives of almost a million people and destabilized a whole region. And now, there is a chance that the Orange man can become president!
So this Easter, let’s pray that a bit of sanity comes back to the planet. That the Easter chocolate football is sent to oblivion, that we explain to our children why there are Easter eggs, why sometimes we hunt for them and that the Easter Bunny is associated with the eggs and Christ’s Resurrection.
And on Friday, be generous and buy a Caritas bread: your sandwiches will taste a lot better.