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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all “Western Christians”! (The Eastern Orthodox Easter this year will fall on May 5 since the fight between the Julian and the Gregorian calendars ended in a draw).
Save your wishes to your Armenian, Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian friends until then.

I live in Uruguay — a rather secular (nominally > 95% Catholic) country in South America. Nevertheless PC has reached these shores too! The older generation still refers to this week as la Semana Santa but there is a strong trend (encouraged by the MSM) to call it la Semana del Turismo. There is not more tourism during Easter week than any other week of the year and in fact a lot less of it than during the high summer season (December and January) yet, there you have it. Who exactly is being spared the offense of hearing the word “Easter”? I never heard (here or in the US) the jewish High Holidays euphemistically referred to: Purim or Rosh-Hashana are still respectable terms in mixed company. Should that change also? “The week of….” what?

Happy Easter, Uruguayans, no, really, Happy EASTER!

3 Responses to Happy Easter!

  1. Jonathon Blakeley March 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Easter I have never been sure of TBH i always found Christianity well macabre. If Jesus was a certified hippy then I would probably be a Christian.But His status seem confused as this ritual doxing from on the anonymous legion shows.

    Anonymous Dox of JesusAnon
    #OpFuckYourGov #OpIsrael

    Name: JesusAnon aka Christ

    Born: Bethlehem

    Address: The Stables, Bethlehem

    DOB: December 25th

    Father: Joseph

    Mother: Mary

    Occupation: Carpenter (Chippie)

    Lived: Galilee

    Residences: Vagrant

    Spouse: Mary Magdalene (De Facto)

    Sentenced to Death: Friday, April 3

    Charge: Radical Terrorism

    Tried by: The government & a Jewish judicial body.

    Notes: Considered to be a terrorist. One of the first known Hippies, he had long hair and hung around the cross (Aussie joke). Is considered a dangerous radical with delusional tendencies. Leader of an apocalyptic movement.

    Legacy: Developers producing Easter eggs

    We are Anonymous
    We are Legion
    We will never forgive
    We will never forget


    P.S Glad you are back Ari we all missed you xx

  2. Blake March 30, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Happy Easter!

    From Palestinian Christians FB page:

    Palestinian Christians † المسيحيين الفلسطينيين‎ GOOD FRDAY 2013: Over 2000 years later, they still fight Jesus & crucify His followers …..Israeli Jewish Zionist militants set up barriers & checkpoints on the main yard & doors of the Holy Sepluchre church in Jerusalem & denied the Christian believers the right to pray & enter their church!

    If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior, then you are not allowed to worship Him in Jerusalem, and if you dare, we will arrest you. with love, The Jewish State of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. P.S. I arrested today, Tamer Tams, a 20 years old Palestinian Christian from Jerusalem, because he wanted to worship Jesus in the Holy Sepluchre church in Jerusalem

    Crowds of faithful gathered at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion & resurrection. Many waved palm fronds to symbolize how worshippers greeted Jesus over 2,000 years ago as he triumphantly returned to Jerusalem. In a statement sent to reporters, Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said some 60 percent of Christian applicants in Bethlehem and the Palestinian West Bank town of Ramallah had their requests rejected.

    About 60% of Palestinian Christian worshippers were denied permits to get to their church in Jerusalem There are different types of travel permits. Worship permits are for one day and holders must not stay past 10 pm.

    Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on access to Occupied East Jerusalem during Holy Week: “There should not even be a question of needing permits to visit one’s own city” Dr. Ashrawi expressed deep frustration at the worsening of the situation this year. “This is a religious and national occasion, a time for collective worship and celebration. The fact that so many Palestinian Christian communities are denied their simple human right to worship freely in their own capital city is unacceptable.”

  3. pgg804 March 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Happy Easter Ariadna!