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Happy Easter!

Posted by purplemary54 on April 20, 2014

I don’t really want to detract from the holiday spirit, but I just wanted to note that former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has died at 76.  Carter was convicted of three murders he didn’t commit in 1967, and finally exonerated in 1985.  Bob Dylan wrote the terrific “Hurricane” about Carter’s ordeal in 1975.

 

It’s Easter.  It’s also 4/20.  Do with that what you will.

I am neither a Christian or a pothead, so really today is all about dying Easter eggs for me (I like hard-boiled eggs).  The whole colored eggs and other assorted imagery that isn’t directly related to Christ stems from various pagan and cultural traditions.  (Whether anyone likes to admit it or not, early Christians “borrowed” a great deal of their holiday timing and rituals from pagans in an effort to attract people to the Church.  Get ’em in the door, and then hit ’em with the Gospel.  It was a better system than going out and preaching, and getting yourself martyred for your trouble.)  Whatever your reasons for celebrating today, I hope you have a wonderful time filled with the treats and/or people you love the best.

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2 Responses to “Happy Easter!”

  1. 45spin said

    I did boiled eggs with my two grandkids on Friday and what I want to know is why doesn’t the die color the eggs as well as it spotted their shirts.

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