Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter, Passover, Spring ect.

No Shut-up Sunday today.

Just a little observation. Easter (Christian), Eastre (Pagan), Ostara (Norse), Passover (Jewish), all occur today. All these religions have set aside this day to celebrate spring.

The greatest thing about this holiday is the religions (mostly) don't even try to hide the fact that they are stealing each others rituals. Christians and Jews go on Easter Egg hunts together. Although after a week of really bad bread the Jews are a bit more enthusiastic. Everyone knows it's a pagan festival and no one cares.

Wouldn't it be great if we could bring this spirit forward to the rest of the year and celebrate the common bonds that humans share and how we can all take joy in the same things, even if later we privately practice our own rituals.

Today is a day to celebrate being human, a enjoying the common bond that we all share.

As my Slacker Friends would say, “Happy Whatever Day!”

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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