Cross that off bak­ery list

Dalby Herald - - NEWS OPINION | YOUR SAY - — Fran Dono­hoe

IT IS not the bun that is the prob­lem.

Buns were made al­most 365 days a year, more than 70 years ago, when I was a child and well be­fore that too.

They caused no prob­lem, as they were not marked with a cross.

Back then, the bak­eries showed some RE­SPECT.

Buns were only marked

with the cross a week or so be­fore Easter. The cross WAS a sym­bol of the ap­proach­ing Chris­tian Good Fri­day.

THAT is why Chris­tians of all de­nom­i­na­tions “feel” it is out of taste to sell buns with crosses, straight af­ter Christ­mas.

Leave the cross off them and peo­ple do not mind.

Crosses are placed on graves. They dot the road­ways where some­one died in an ac­ci­dent. Peo­ple get up­set when these crosses are not re­spected and are de­stroyed.

Can you re­late to how those af­fected peo­ple “feel”?

That is how Chris­tians “feel” about buns marked with crosses out of sea­son. Bak­eries that are do­ing this are bring­ing our stan­dards down.

They should go back to the true sym­bol of Easter buns and show re­spect; as it once was, by only mark­ing the cross when Easter is near.

Tin­sel is just tin­sel. It is not marked with a cross.

There is noth­ing re­motely re­li­gious or Chris­tian about it; so why would any­one get up­set about it be­ing used out­side of Christ­mas.

We are free to use it when­ever.

Can you now see the mon­u­men­tal prob­lem this gen­er­a­tion has in­her­ited – lack of re­spect. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Why do bak­eries do it? For the same rea­son as louts do.

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