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  • Cadbury in Easter egg row after Church of England accuses it of 'airbrushing faith'

    04/08/2017 10:25:40 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/4/2017 | Lucy Handley
    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized a charity for allegedly downplaying references to Easter for seasonal egg hunts as being "absolutely ridiculous." The National Trust, which works to preserve landscapes and buildings in the U.K., has a partnership with Mondelez-owned Cadbury to run chocolate Easter egg hunts on its land. A logo promoting the events features a white rabbit and purple egg with the words "Join the Cadbury egg hunt," and a website states: "Join us over the Easter holidays to run through muddy woodlands, around mystical lakes and along nature trails on a Cadbury Egg Hunt." But this...
  • Arrest after Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah dies in attack [by Muslim extremists]

    03/25/2016 6:04:28 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26 March 2016 | Staff
    A 32-year-old man has been arrested after a Glasgow shopkeeper was killed in what Police Scotland are treating as a "religiously prejudiced" attack. Asad Shah, 40, was found seriously injured in Minard Road, Shawlands, at about 21:05 GMT on Thursday. He died in hospital. The incident happened hours after he apparently posted social media messages wishing his customers a happy Easter. Police said both Mr Shah and the arrested man were Muslims. ....
  • Top 10 Tips for Atheists This Easter

    04/07/2015 7:06:54 AM PDT · by jettester · 8 replies
    The Drum ^ | 17 April, 2014 | John Dickson
    Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dickson.
  • ISIS Blows Up Historic Christian Church in Syria on Easter

    04/06/2015 2:47:48 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    As Assyrian Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday, militants from the Islamic State blew up the 80-year-old church of the Virgin Mary in Tal Nasri village in the western countryside of Hasaka province, in northeastern Syria.
  • Atheist: Jesus is a myth: Stories appeared decades after 'death' - Was many people rather than one

    04/03/2015 7:26:01 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    Jesus Christ was not a real person and is probably the result of a combination of stories about several different individuals, according to a writer and leading atheist activist. David Fitzgerald, a San Francisco based author, believes he has compiled compelling evidence that proves Jesus did not exist. He claims there are no contemporary mentions of Jesus in historical accounts from the time when he was supposed to have lived, yet other Jewish sect leaders from the time do appear.
  • BlahBlahBlahGate: Watch What Really Happened

    05/03/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by djwright · 15 replies
    willamette weekly ^ | May 2nd, 2014 | Aaron Mesh
    Full title: BlahBlahBlahGate: Watch What Really Happened when We Kicked a U.S. Senate Candidate Out of Our Offices (snip) Maybe it was the part where Callahan rebuked our reporter Nigel Jaquiss for writing "blah blah blah" in his notepad while another candidate, Joe Rae Perkins, who was supposed to be talking about health care, was instead talking about eliminating the U.S. Forest Service. Maybe it was the bit where Callahan called climate change "a myth," and Jaquiss asked him, "Where are you on the Easter bunny?" Maybe it was the way our "thin-skinned liberal" editors helpfully pointed the direction in...
  • The Wife of Jesus Tale (Evidence Points to Forgery of "Jesus' Wife" Fragment)

    04/28/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | Charlotte Allen
    ....Two weeks ago, on April 10, in a manner reminiscent of King’s carefully controlled original unveiling of the fragment, the Harvard Divinity School issued a press release declaring that a “wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words ‘Jesus said to them my wife’ is an ancient document” and that “its contents may have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.” Harvard had given an advance viewing of the test results and an interview with King to reporters for just three newspapers—the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Harvard student...
  • Obamas Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance

    04/25/2014 10:26:18 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 12 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 4/24/2014 | robert Spencer
    Obamas Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance Posted By Robert Spencer On April 25, 2014 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage In his Easter message last Saturday, Barack Obama asserted that the common thread of humanity that connects us all not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Even though he was registered as a Muslim in primary school in Indonesia and recounts in his first autobiography that he got in trouble there for making faces in Quran class, Obama apparently recalls little of the contents of...
  • Christian display at Daley Plaza vandalized

    04/24/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    myfoxchicago ^ | April 24, 2014
    <p>The message is one of Divine Mercy, but this year the Jesus canvas erected at Daley Plaza has prompted an angry response. Someone has vandalized the display.</p> <p>The vandalism happened sometime overnight. The 15-foot tall canvas display of Jesus had been pierced numerous times and the plexiglass coverings on the four information panels around it had been smashed.</p>
  • Weed is the New Jesus in Colorado

    04/21/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | April 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Sure Sunday was Easter Sunday (the most important day of the year for the worlds 2-3 billion Christians). But, cmon! It was 4:20 dude! And while millions of Americans flocked to their churches and Cathedrals, the Denver Post thought the front-page story of the day ought to be Colorados annual toke-out at Civic Center Park in Denver. Heck The 15 year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting was even pushed back to accommodate the high times of Civic Center potheads. Living a mere handful of blocks from Denvers Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, I can personally attest to...
  • Obama Uses Easter Address to Remind Us That Islam Teaches Us to Love Our Neighbors

    04/20/2014 3:37:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies ^ | april 20, 2014 | jim hoft
    For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him. We recall all that Jesus endured for us the scorn of the crowds, the agony of the cross all so that we might be forgiven our sins and granted everlasting life. And we recommit ourselves to following His example, to love and serve one another, particularly the least of these among us, just as...
  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • County Renames Easter Bunny as Spring Bunny in Parks Egg Hunt Promotion

    04/11/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ken Stone
    San Diego County parks have set four Easter egg hunts, but are keeping the affairs secular by renaming the featured hopper the Spring Bunny. Events over the next two weeks will feature different activities at each location. Some feature face painting and others pancake breakfasts. Eggs hunts are set at four county parks. Image courtesy of County News CenterBut the constants at all of them will be a chance to meet the Spring Bunny and lots of eggs thousands of them! says the county, whose news release doesnt use the word Easter. Last years release also avoided any religious...
  • Male Genitalia School Activity Causes Uproar; School Drops Modeling Activity

    03/07/2014 2:46:23 PM PST · by workerbee · 50 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 2/20/14
    **SNIP** Late last week, it came to light a class of seventh-grade female students at Stephen Decatur Middle School had been required to make clay models of male genitalia as part of the Family Life and Human Development program taught in county schools to students in grades 5-11. While most agree the course, which teaches students about their changing bodies and making good decisions, is an important one for the students, few agreed making clay models of the male reproductive organs was an appropriate component of the program. **SNIP** Luzier said the girls in the class made life-size male genitalia...
  • Even the White House cant change Easters meaning

    04/01/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2013 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture challenge of the week: Easter makeoverOn Easter Monday, the White House will host its annual Easter Egg Roll. Before you applaud the Obamas for maintaining the traditional celebration, consider how things have changed. This years theme (Why does Easter Monday demand a theme apart from Easter itself?) is Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You! Yes, thats right. The Egg Roll, an event that has been around for 135 years, acknowledging Easters importance in the cultural and religious lives of our people, has been reduced to a physical fitness promotion, with Michelle Obama as the Richard Simmons-style cheerleader. This years...
  • White House Easter Egg Roll sustained by corporate donors, sales of souvenirs [Media Helps Clown]

    04/01/2013 6:20:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/1/13 | Juliet Eilperin
    In a time of severe budget constraints, two factors explain why the White House can afford to welcome more than 30,000 people Monday for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll: corporate sponsors and souvenir eggs. Nearly a century ago, Congress empowered the National Park Service, which oversees the Easter Egg Roll, to accept private donations for its operations. So when her twin boys came home from kindergarten and told her the Easter Egg Roll might be canceled, Victoria Knight-McDowell, owner and chief executive of Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops, wrote a check for $25,000 to make sure that would not...
  • Are Your Palm Sunday Palms Bad for the Environment?

    03/24/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 8:08 AM | Jay Wexler
    March 24 is Palm Sunday, which means that millions of Christians across the country will be celebrating Jesus entrance into Jerusalem by carrying palm leaves, often shaped in the form of a cross, into their places of worship. Where do these palms come from? Most likely they have been imported from one of a few Latin American countries: Guatemala, Belize, or southern Mexico, for instance. And most likely, they have been harvested in a manner that is harmful to the environment. Harvesters are often paid by volume rather than quality, and they have a strong incentive to cut as many...
  • War on Easter? Schools, Cities Planning Another Round of Spring Egg Hunts

    03/21/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    In our increasingly politically-correct society, Christmas isnt the only holiday too hot to handle for school districts. Easter, another holiday rooted in Christian faith, is now being marginalized by governmental entities. School districts and cities across America are holding Spring egg hunts and similar events, frequently omitting the word Easter from calendars and public announcements. Consider these: On March 16th, Flat Rock Elementary School in Anderson, South Carolina is holding a Community Egg Hunt. West Shore School District will be holding its PTO Egg Hunt on March 16th. New Yorks East Meadow Schools will be holding its...

    03/31/2011 5:57:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 03/31/2011 | n/a
    Were familiar with the war on Christmas, but what about the war on Easter? It looks like its starting. An Ohio town has decided that the local East egg hunt is just too exclusive, and decided to rename this weekends seasonal event to The Spring Egg Hunt. Doesnt quite have the same ring, does it? The controversy in Munson Township centers around the event being sponsored by taxpayers. A private sponsor has come forward, however, and is now offering to foot the bill:
  • Easter Bunny is mugged

    04/01/2010 2:27:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies · 1,319+ views
    Mid hudson News ^ | 04/01/2010
    FISHKILL State Police are looking for the person who mugged the Easter Bunny in front of the Alps Sweet Shoppe on Main Street in Fishkill in the late afternoon on Wednesday. Just before 5 p.m., a woman, dressed in a white rabbit costume, was attacked by an unknown assailant as she stood on the sidewalk in front of the shop. The perp charged her and slamming her to the ground before fleeing on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. The attacker was seen running in the area of the post office. He is described as being about 17 years...