April 17, 2014

Pagan Easter? * Christian Britain * Surviving Scandal * Thursday’s Roundup

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Boiled crawfish, a Holy Week treat in some parts, wait to be eaten...

RNS photo by David Gibson

Boiled crawfish, a Holy Week treat in some parts, wait to be eaten...

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British PM David Cameron doubles down, Vance McAllister guts it out, Benedict XVI watches and muses, and yes, those are boiled crawfish. Plus more "Singing Nun."

  • Is Easter Pagan? OF COURSE!!!!!

    Christians were too lazy to even rename the holiday. It is still named after a Pagan Goddess Ēastre. Where in the Bible does Jesus talk about bunny rabbits? I would love to see that verse.

  • mjohns

    I teach my journalism students to proofread their work. This must have been a rough morning for Gibson. He needs a copy editor:
    “David Cameron made headlines last week with his last week …” (better than making headlines with the week before?)
    “… ‘mass incarceration’ of people who should be in jail.” (what else should happen to people who should be in jail?)
    “The first Latin American pope may be having trouble keeping Catholic in his home continent in the Catholic fold.” (always troubling when the Pope is having trouble keeping Catholic.)
    Hopefully the reporter will have a better Friday — or perhaps even a Good one.

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  • David Gibson

    Indeed, MJohns, a dodgy morning! Thanks for the corrections, and fixes have been made, I trust.

  • @DangerousTalk You DO realize that it is only called Easter by English speaking folk, right? This day was been celebrated BEFORE there was an English language. In fact if you move the historical clock to these times you will find that this day was called “Pesah” (Hebrew) and “Paskha” (Greek). Even today the vast majority of Christians know this day as “Pascua” (Spanish), “Pasqua” Italian and “Pascoa” Portuguese. The naming of this day as “Easter” is just an accidental historical curiosity.

    “Viva Cristo Rey!!”
    Camino bound!

    DHS