A blessed Easter to all our readers

posted at 12:01 am on March 31, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.  As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” — Mark 16 1-7

For this year’s Easter post, I’d like to go back to the homily at last year’s papal Mass.  In his 2012 Urbi et Orbi address, now-Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI proclaimed Surrexit Christus, spes mea (Christ, my hope, has risen), and then explained how each of us in the Christian faith relives the experience of Mary Magdalene on this day:

Every Christian relives the experience of Mary Magdalene. It involves an encounter which changes our lives: the encounter with a unique Man who lets us experience all God’s goodness and truth, who frees us from evil not in a superficial and fleeting way, but sets us free radically, heals us completely and restores our dignity. This is why Mary Magdalene calls Jesus “my hope”: he was the one who allowed her to be reborn, who gave her a new future, a life of goodness and freedom from evil. “Christ my hope” means that all my yearnings for goodness find in him a real possibility of fulfilment: with him I can hope for a life that is good, full and eternal, for God himself has drawn near to us, even sharing our humanity.

But Mary Magdalene, like the other disciples, was to see Jesus rejected by the leaders of the people, arrested, scourged, condemned to death and crucified. It must have been unbearable to see Goodness in person subjected to human malice, truth derided by falsehood, mercy abused by vengeance. With Jesus’ death, the hope of all those who had put their trust in him seemed doomed. But that faith never completely failed: especially in the heart of the Virgin Mary, Jesus’ Mother, its flame burned even in the dark of night. In this world, hope can not avoid confronting the harshness of evil. It is not thwarted by the wall of death alone, but even more by the barbs of envy and pride, falsehood and violence. Jesus passed through this mortal mesh in order to open a path to the kingdom of life. For a moment Jesus seemed vanquished: darkness had invaded the land, the silence of God was complete, hope a seemingly empty word.

And lo, on the dawn of the day after the Sabbath, the tomb is found empty. Jesus then shows himself to Mary Magdalene, to the other women, to his disciples. Faith is born anew, more alive and strong than ever, now invincible since it is based on a decisive experience: “Death with life contended: combat strangely ended! Life’s own champion, slain, now lives to reign”. The signs of the resurrection testify to the victory of life over death, love over hatred, mercy over vengeance: “The tomb the living did enclose, I saw Christ’s glory as he rose! The angels there attesting, shroud with grave-clothes resting”.

Dear brothers and sisters! If Jesus is risen, then – and only then – has something truly new happened, something that changes the state of humanity and the world. Then he, Jesus, is someone in whom we can put absolute trust; we can put our trust not only in his message but in Jesus himself, for the Risen One does not belong to the past, but is present today, alive. Christ is hope and comfort in a particular way for those Christian communities suffering most for their faith on account of discrimination and persecution. And he is present as a force of hope through his Church, which is close to all human situations of suffering and injustice.

May you have a blessed Easter rejoicing in the presence of Jesus Christ in your lives.  I’m including one of my favorite hymns, which our church will sing today and throughout this season until Pentecost.  Unfortunately, I do not have a recording of our parish’s choir singing Tom Conry’s “Roll Away the Stone,” but this version is not bad at all:

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Happy Easter, all!

unclesmrgol on March 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Thank you, Ed. To you and yall as well. Happy Easter!

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

A good Easter and Passover to all at HA!

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM

As the women searched for their Master on this day and found Him, I pray that all here may find Him as well.

unclesmrgol on March 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!

Mason on March 31, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Thank you Ed.

Wishing Jannymae & family as much, too.

Well, everybody.

wolly4321 on March 31, 2013 at 12:22 AM

He is risen and lives forevermore.

davidk on March 31, 2013 at 12:30 AM

He is risen indeed. He is alive.

Maranatha!

Logus on March 31, 2013 at 12:41 AM

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Happy Easter, all!

Eren on March 31, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I pray that all here may find Him as well.

unclesmrgol on March 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM

I worry about AP too! lol

abobo on March 31, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I’m still looking for the Bible verse about the bunnies and eggs. I’m fairly certain the South Park version isn’t 100% accurate.

Wino on March 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Thank you Ed! A blessed Easter to you and your family as well. May the resurrection of Christ be a blessing to you and all the readers at Hot Air.

simkeith on March 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

By the way Ed, try to lay off the Peeps. :)

simkeith on March 31, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Happy Easter and may God continue to bless HotAir.com.

jediwebdude on March 31, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Slightly OT:
Google celebrates Easter with…Cesar Chavez

eaglescout_1998 on March 31, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Happy Easter!

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures….
~1 Corinthians 15:3–4

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

~1 Corinthians 15:55–57

…who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord…
~Romans 1:4

He Is Risen, Indeed!

INC on March 31, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Happy Easter. Thank you God for sending your Son so we may be saved. May God bless us all. Alleluia!!

katieanne on March 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And tho’ worms destroy this body, yet in myflesh shall I see God.

Fynxbell on March 31, 2013 at 1:55 AM

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Watched Jesus of Nazareth Saturday night. It always reduces me to a bucket of tears. As the old hymn goes, “Jesus paid it all…all to Him I owe…sin had left a crimson stain…He washed it white as snow.” Praise God for the gift of His son, and praise the Son for the gift of His life, that we might live eternally!

theotherone on March 31, 2013 at 2:23 AM

A blessed Easter

Of course you are referring to Spring Holiday (La Fiesta Primavera) pursuant to Section 7/sub-paragraph 8/u of the Affordable Care Act (La Ley De Cuidado De Salud A Bajo Precio).

MaiDee on March 31, 2013 at 2:37 AM

Happy Easter to everyone at Hot Air, and all the readers too!

inviolet on March 31, 2013 at 3:15 AM

Thanks, Ed, and happy Easter to everyone!

Eviva on March 31, 2013 at 3:17 AM

Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, thou o’er death hast won.

Othniel on March 31, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Happy Easter to all!

D-Bar on March 31, 2013 at 5:10 AM

Christ our Lord is risen. Blessed be the Kingdom of God now and forever.

Happy Easter, everyone.

madmonkphotog on March 31, 2013 at 5:25 AM

He is Risen…He is Risen Indeed! Even so, Come Lord Jesus, come again soon!

Happy Resurrection Sunday to all Hot Airheads!

Grace_is_sufficient on March 31, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Quick note to self:

Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

Romans 14:3

Quick cryptic, doctrinal argument:

13“I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.

14“And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.

Quick encouragement:

— I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Quick pining embrace of awesome {{peeps}}.

Yeah, I hugged you, deal.

Penultimately: Quick invitation for misfit toys to sit at my table if you can’t find another one; consider yourself welcome in the weird. I can’t make it less weird though.

PS: Thanks, God.

– Quick exit.

Axe on March 31, 2013 at 7:01 AM

The power to save to the uttermost.

tom daschle concerned on March 31, 2013 at 7:07 AM

This is the Day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad! Happy Easter All!

txmomof6 on March 31, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Happy Easter! Jesus is alive!

He came once as Savior. He comes next as a Conqueror and Judge!

Rev 19:12-16
His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

JellyToast on March 31, 2013 at 7:13 AM

A blessed Resurection Day to all…..He is the only King

crosshugger on March 31, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Happy Resurrection Day!!

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6

dddave on March 31, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Amen

Jaibones on March 31, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Happy Easter to all my Christian HA peeps!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Slightly OT:
Google celebrates Easter with…Cesar Chavez
eaglescout_1998 on March 31, 2013 at 1:48 AM

I saw this earlier this morning, and commented on it to my co-workers. It seems to me that Google was risking offending an awful large percentage of their customers, but a colleague suggested that Cesar Chavez might be more relevant to the circles in which the Google people live.

Happy Easter to all! (I’m thinking of the Resurrection, but if your taste is more to the Easter Beagle, that can be all right too.)

Kevin K. on March 31, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Christ is risen!

We have hope. Pray for hearts to receive Him.

Amen. Happy Easter, eggs and all.

FastTalker on March 31, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Happy Resurrection Day to All.

Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”

May God richly Bless you all today, and use us for His Kingdom and Glory.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on March 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM

A Happy Easter to all. Thank God for the resurrected Savior. Do you know Him today?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upGCMl_b0n4

tgharris on March 31, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Happy Easter, to all

Cleombrotus on March 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM

He is Risen…
Laus tibi, Domine, rex aeternae gloriae.

Happy Easter everyone.

workingclass artist on March 31, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Happy Easter, everyone! Christ is Lord, and He is risen!

Liam on March 31, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Hapy Easter, HA Family! He is risen!

kingsjester on March 31, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Thank you, Ed! Happy Easter to you and Marcia, and to all here at Hot Air!!

Naturally Curly on March 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

MeAlice on March 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ – ΑΛΗΘΩΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ

CHRIST IS RISEN – TRULY RISEN

“If one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5, 17

workingclass artist on March 31, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Christ is risen, truly risen! Alleluia!

A blessed Easter to you, Ed, and to all my friends here at Hot Air.

{{hugs}}

PatriotGal2257 on March 31, 2013 at 8:34 AM

He is risen indeed!

Kissmygrits on March 31, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Have a blessed Easter everybody.

Steve Eggleston on March 31, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Slightly OT:
Google celebrates Easter with…Cesar Chavez

eaglescout_1998 on March 31, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Always something to be upset about isn’t? It’s Easter Sunday. Calm down and rejoice.

HotAirLib on March 31, 2013 at 8:50 AM

It’s first ZOMBIE DAY! have a happy flesh eating experience(Catholics) since this jesus character is just as fictional as the characters in The Walking Dead. You silly rubes are funny.

Your Mamma loves me on March 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Your Mamma loves me on March 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

How old are you? 8?

kingsjester on March 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Been in church since Maundy Thursday. Did the Easter vigil last night. It was great. Now off the the Resurrection Service to sing in the choir and rejoice. Our Lord is Risen. He is the conquering Son. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution this day. Especially Saeed Abedini who is in prison in Iran.

IdrilofGondolin on March 31, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Your Mamma loves me on March 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

How old are you? 8?

kingsjester on March 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Not likely. That’s his IQ!

Happy Easter, KJ, to you and yours!

How about we ignore the trolls here today, big time. I expected they would pop in to try stealing people’s joy. Even for the atheist Conservatives, it’s still a happy day to be with family over a special dinner. The trolls want to do everything to rob us of that, so why let them? This thread has nothing to do with politics, but trolls can’t help themselves.

Liam on March 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Just remember, as he hung there on the Cross, he was thinking about each and every one of you.

And in some cases, he was thinking: “Really?!?!”

Happy Easter!!

JohnGalt23 on March 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Many people claimed blues guitar legend Robert Johnson had sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his musical ability. On his deathbed he left the handwritten note below to his sister :

Jesus of Nazareth, King of Jerusalem.
I know that my Redeemer liveth and that
He will call me from the Grave.

He is risen. Happy Easter and many blessings to all!

DeweyWins on March 31, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Please have a very happy Easter and remember our Lord, Jesus Christ, who makes all things possible, with faith and love.

Krammer on March 31, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Google is observing Cesar Chavez’s 86th birthday today.

Happy 86th birthday, Cesar Chavez!

(I will now celebrate by consuming a chocolate Cesar Chavez’s birthday bunny and hunting for Cesar Chavez’s birthday eggs.)

steebo77 on March 31, 2013 at 9:17 AM

It’s first ZOMBIE DAY! have a happy flesh eating experience(Catholics) since this jesus character is just as fictional as the characters in The Walking Dead. You silly rubes are funny.

Your Mamma loves me on March 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Have blessed Easter, troll.

Remember, Christ is King, not your pal Jugears.

SagebrushPuppet on March 31, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3)

A very happy Easter to all the HotAir-heads! And a happy Passover to our Jewish friends!

God Bless!

JetBoy on March 31, 2013 at 9:33 AM

It’s first ZOMBIE DAY! have a happy flesh eating experience(Catholics) since this jesus character is just as fictional as the characters in The Walking Dead. You silly rubes are funny.

Your Mamma loves me on March 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Perhaps for someone like you…seeing is believing.
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/sindone-2.0/id614248391?mt=8

“New test dates Shroud of Turin to era of Christ”
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2013/03/the-shroud-of-turin-2-0/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/30/shroud-turin-display/2038295/

workingclass artist on March 31, 2013 at 9:36 AM

H a p p y R e s u r r e c t i o n D a y !

But you won’t find anything about that at Google’s home page.
They’re commemorating today as Cesar Chavez Day; nothing about Christ’s resurrection.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/google-honors-chavez-not-christ.html?ff

Yet another reason why dogpile.com is my search engine of choice.

itsnotaboutme on March 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM

In the Maronite Catholic Tradition, in Lebanon, there is no “Happy Easter.” During the Easter Season the greeting is translated, literally, as:

Christ is risen!

Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end.

- Saint John of Damascus

And Happy Passover to all of our Jewish brothers and sisters.

Zorro on March 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Happy blessed Easter, Everyone! Happy Passover!

Cindy Munford on March 31, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Happy Easter and Passover to all!

*Trying to keep away from the Easter candy…*

Fallon on March 31, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Pope Francis: “We ask the risen Jesus… to change hatred into love”

Nice counter pic to google’s chavezday travesty

http://www.drudgereport.com/

workingclass artist on March 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Chocolate easter eggs!

MMmmmmm!

chumpThreads on March 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

He is Risen!

Happy Easter and Passover to all my HA friends.

gophergirl on March 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Praise JESUS, he is RISEN!

Thank you Ed, that was a great post.

AmeriCuda on March 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

In the Maronite Catholic Tradition, in Lebanon, there is no “Happy Easter.” During the Easter Season the greeting is translated, literally, as:

Christ is risen!

Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end.

- Saint John of Damascus

And Happy Passover to all of our Jewish brothers and sisters.

Zorro on March 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Thanks for posting a wonderful prayer.

A Joyous Passover to our Jewish brothers and sisters.

“Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe who hast chosen us among all peoples and sanctified us with Thy commandments. In love hast Thou given us, O Lord our God, solemn days of joy and festive seasons of gladness, even this day of the feast of the unleavened bread, a holy convocation unto us, a memorial of the departure from Egypt. Thou hast chosen us for thy service and hast made us sharers in the blessing of Thy holy festivals. Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, Who hast preserved us, sustained us, and brought us to this season.”

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

workingclass artist on March 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Easter morning in my family meant we bathed, then put on all our new outfits (complete with stiff, wide crinoline slips underneath–except for baby brother who wore a tiny suit and bow tie), to pose for the photog who came to the house.

Then the fun began! We got to rip into Easter Baskets before going over to Granny’s. She had been cooking and baking for days for this, and we played in the yard until Granddaddy made us come inside to wash up and wind down. Then we’d feast!

I could write a sonnet
About your Easter bonnet
And of the girl I’m taking
To the Easter parade

In the run-up to Easter, the nuns would have all us girls take paper plates and decorate them like Easter bonnets to wear for the Holy Thursday pageant. I chose the parents’ plastic fruit bowl from the dining room (hey, it was the ’60s). Still, dropping fake grapes and bananas all over the stage is something Carmen Miranda would never have done!

Anyhoo, here is one of my late Granny’s favorite religious tunes, introduced by Paul Simon.

Oh happy day
When Jesus washed
My sins away

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Luke 24: 1-12
But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. The found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the loving one from among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.

dpduq on March 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM

sorry for the typo…. the LIVING one (although “loving” isn’t so far off the mark…

dpduq on March 31, 2013 at 10:05 AM

One of my favorite Easter songs

Who will call him King of Kings

gophergirl on March 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Happy Easter, everyone.

And happy March 31, Allahpundit. :)

Nethicus on March 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Be sure to check out how Democrat Search Engine Google is marking this day…

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Blessed Easter to all as well. Truly his resurrection is an amazing event that shows he overcame sin. Sola Fide.

LaughterJones on March 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Have a Great Easter Day!

CW on March 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Be sure to check out how Democrat Search Engine Google is marking this day…

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Hey at least Bing has Easter Eggs. Google celebrates Cesar Chavez’s birthday.

CW on March 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

eaglescout_1998 on March 31, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Kevin K. on March 31, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Yes.

unclesmrgol on March 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

A joyous Easter to all.

Howard Portnoy on March 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM

happy easter

rob verdi on March 31, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Be sure to check out how Democrat Search Engine Google is marking this day…

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Would you be offended if google wasn’t celebrating Ramadan or Hannukah?

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Happy Zombie Jesus Day!

Is it just me, or did AMC decide to indulge their wicked sense of humor by showing a Walking Dead marathon this weekend?

MJBrutus on March 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Would you be offended if google wasn’t celebrating Ramadan or Hannukah?

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/07/google-aligns-itself-with-the-celebrations-of-ramadan/

http://searchengineland.com/google-finally-adds-their-hanukkah-decorations-to-the-search-results-142178

steebo77 on March 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM

nonpartisan on March 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Troll you keep telling yourself that and one day you may actually believe it.

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Would you be offended if google wasn’t celebrating Ramadan or Hannukah?

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

What a dumb question. Pretty much par for the course for most of our atheists.

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Nonpartisan, you’re as classless as one gets.

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

steebo77 on March 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM

They’ve done Christmas stuff in the past too. I wonder if they’ve ever done Hindu or Buddhist themed pages?

I’d be happy if they did none of them because then whiny religious folks wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.

You guys get so easily offended… “Whoa is me! They’re not celebrating the death of someone so my sins could be washed away!”

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

You’re classless as well. Go pollute another thread. You and the other atheists keep thinking that you can convince yourself you’re right. Pretty darn pathetic. Have a great day!

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM

SauerKraut I know you’re still lurking because that is what trolls do. Please show me this Google Christmas Doodle. No not holiday doodle but Christmas doodle. Good luck.You’re so dishonest. Not that your dishonesty is not a given.

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Happy Easter to all from an agnostic with a church-going wife and kids; I even attended church.

I had a few Peeps this morning, and “accidentally” ate the ears from the chocolate bunny of my middle son. I also had ham…is that ok on Easter Sunday?

Bishop on March 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM

You’re classless as well. Go pollute another thread. You and the other atheists keep thinking that you can convince yourself you’re right. Pretty darn pathetic. Have a great day!

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Happy Easter to you and yours!

No one forced anyone to visit this thread; it would be simpler for them to either wish happiness for the Holiday or keep silent and not be rude. Some can’t help themselves, I guess. Please don’t let someone’s issues and need to harm others become our problem. :-)

Liam on March 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM

You and the other atheists keep thinking that you can convince yourself you’re right. Pretty darn pathetic. Have a great day!

CW on March 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I don’t have to convince myself of anything at all… You’re the one who keeps going to church to be indoctrinated and inculcated every Sunday. I used to, but no more. There is no good reason to believe the tales of religious institutions, at all.

Think about this a second. You are aware that the Koran claims to be the perfect word of the creator of the universe, right? You’re aware that once having heard this possibility and rejecting it, that you’re destined for an eternity in hell. Needless to say, you and I both are going to hell if this is true.

As crazy as it sounds, imagine if Islam is true and hold that vision in mind for a second, and first appreciate how little sleep you’ve lost over this possibility. Just feel in this moment how carefree you are, and will continue to be in the face of this possibility.

They’re all wrong, not just the ones you don’t subscribe to CW.

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 11:27 AM

A blessed Easter and a blessed Passover to all who post and look at HA.
L

letget on March 31, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Happy Easter to all from an agnostic with a church-going wife and kids; I even attended church.

I had a few Peeps this morning, and “accidentally” ate the ears from the chocolate bunny of my middle son. I also had ham…is that ok on Easter Sunday?

Bishop on March 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Ham is often traditional for Easter. Sorry to hear about that chocolate bunny’s accident, though. ;-)

Liam on March 31, 2013 at 11:28 AM

have a happy flesh eating experience(Catholics) since this jesus character is just as fictional as the characters in The Walking Dead. You silly rubes are funny.

Your Mamma loves me on March 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

…HE is Risen!
…you… are the walking dead!

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM

SauerKraut537 on March 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

At this point, it would be the Passover — which, sadly, has not been given a Doodle either.

unclesmrgol on March 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

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