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Happy Easter

Matthew 28:1-10

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." (NIV)


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Easter, of course, is deriv... (Below threshold)
Alan Orfi:

Easter, of course, is derived from the Egyptian fertility ritual (hence the eggs and bunnies). The resurrection of Christ is where the scripturally literate remain focused... as you have emphasized in your citation.

Funny When I googl... (Below threshold)
retired military:


When I google

" Egyptian fertility ritual " and Easter I get zero hits. About what I expected.

The New York Times headline... (Below threshold)

The New York Times headline: "Jesus Cannot Die Right." ww

It's understandable why you... (Below threshold)
Alan Orfi:

It's understandable why you're retired then. "Easter" is derived from "Ishtar", the Egyptian fertility celebration that occurred several centuries before Christ. The Catholics incorporated it as part of the Jewish Passover, presumably to cloud the true meaning of the holiday -- that being the death and resurrection. It's an easily reseached topic. Glad I could help.

WW, the Washington Post hea... (Below threshold)

WW, the Washington Post headline.

"Christ Succombs, Barney Frank launches investigation demanding Rove and Cheney testify"

"Halliburton Behind the 'Re... (Below threshold)

"Halliburton Behind the 'Resurrection'". ww

And yet pathetic liberals s... (Below threshold)

And yet pathetic liberals say christ never existed becuase liberals are pathetic atheists evolutionists nit-wits






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