In the midst of this Easter season, it would be good to understand how many of the modern-day traditions of Easter have more to do with the Christian religion than with the Christian faith.
“Peace on Earth” Picture from the The Wonder Book of Bible Stories compiled by Logan Marshall And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: [...]
tothesource.org The website for tothesource.org has a useful article on National Geographic’s “Extreme Makeover” of Herod the Great in NG’s December issue.. (For convenience, a pdf file of the tothesource article is available here.) NG has apparently decided to join groups like “The Jesus Seminar” in exploiting religious seasons to undermine Christian beliefs via pseudo-scientific [...]
The secularist campaign to rid American culture of all Christian references was prominent in the push for “Happy Holidays” over “Merry Christmas” during the last few Christmas seasons. It now surfaces in similar attacks on Easter– even the Easter Bunny finds itself in the “cross hares” … …