Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Bizarre Dichotomy Between Eggs And Bunnies And The Guy On The Cross

Easter is just another reminder that many people will believe anything. To hell with facts. Dead people can become living again.

From the Guardian Unlimited I give you Eggy art unscrambled:

Saint Francis of Assisi should have done something about Easter. It was this medieval visionary who had the idea of making a crib at Christmas time, who celebrated the animals in the stable and forged a link between the religious and popular midwinter festivals. Christmas imagery in Christian art has a joy and Franciscan realism that makes it attractive whatever your beliefs. But Easter is divisive; for the irreligious - or, let's face it, any child - there's a bizarre dichotomy between eggs and bunnies and the guy on the cross. This is not a great time of year for Christian public relations. Who but a steadfast believer wants to be asked to mourn among the chocolates?

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