Zombie Holiday*

Sunday, April 12, 2009
Easter is a Christian holiday, at least in this time and place. A time when Christians celebrate the ascension of their Lord to heaven, in all its gruesome majesty. And make no mistake - crucifixion is a gruesome way to go.

Many of my friends and family are Christian, and celebrate Holy Week. Their faith gives them joy and comfort, and since the assertions of faith are an unfalsifiable proposition, I'm happy they have a world-view that makes the world a better place for them.

But aside from Easter Egg hunts and baskets of candy, there's not a lot of secular activity around Easter, with the exception of retail establishments being closed. Usually that means the SmartMan and I eat frozen pizza and ice cream, and watch such religiously based movies as Independence Day.

But this year we'll be going to "Easter Dinner" at the home of some friends of ours who celebrate the holiday as a religious one. They know we're not religious and like us anyway, so we've been invited in the spirit of fellowship. Since we respect their beliefs and like to spend time with our friends, this is an idea I can get behind. There's a reason we have no friends who are into evangelizing us infidels and heathens - punching your friends in the eye when they try and convert you isn't very friendly, is it? Thankfully I've never found it necessary.

So in the spirit of fellowship - Happy Easter, Seder, Passover or whatever holiday suits your belief and needs.

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*I don't really think Easter is a "Zombie Holiday." But the idea of the self-important fundies splitting a seam at the thought of Zombie Jesus shuffling through the tombs of Jerusalem saying "braaaiiinnnzzz!" makes me giggle like a school girl. Because I'm immature like that.

7 comments:

arthwollipot said...

Shouldn't it be "holy weekend"?

Janiece Murphy said...

Welcome, arthwollipot.

I think it's Holy Week, but I see your point.

Jim Wright said...

Actually I think it's Chocolate Bunny weekend.

And Hersey's Caramel Egg Sunday.

What?

Wendy said...

It's PEEPS weekend!!! PEEP. PEEP. PEEP.

Yes, and just how many chocolate bunny ears have YOU had Jim???

WendyB_09

Janiece Murphy said...

PEEPS are an abomination upon the candy world.

Yuck.

neurondoc said...

My daughter ate her first PEEP today. She really liked it. But she's 6, and it was pink...

We spent Easter at my cousin's in-laws' house, as we have for the past bunch of years. They are a pretty religious Catholic family but we always feel warm and welcome and not evangelized. And boy is the food good! ;-) Tomorrow is my favorite candy-day -- it's all on sale!

Enjoy!

Anne C. said...

Knowing the caliber of friends you were hanging out with yesterday, I think I can safely say "I'm glad you had a good time." :)