UPDATE. Easter is the Holiest time on the Christian Calendar, more Holy than Christmas as the ENTIRE BASIS of Christianity is based around the betrayal, torture & crucifixion of Jesus that led to the Resurrection.
It is the Miracle of Life after Death that is the foundation of Christianity, not Santa Claus.
2000 years later, as I mentioned in "Yes, I'd Like to Thank the Academy: How to Tame the Red Carpet in YOUR Office," humanity is still fighting over which Religious Philosophy is correct: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism & so on.
Don't peoples of all faiths want the same thing?
Palm Sunday is tomorrow.
Remember, Jesus was born, lived & died for the Soul-Salvation for all believers.
All that Eye for an Eye & Hell, Fire & Brimstone stuff is the stuff of the Old Testament.
Happy Easter Week to all that believe.
UPDATE: While Christ Jesus may be the reason for the season at Christmas, I'm pretty sure the Virgin Mary was present for that immaculate birth. We Democrats have been gifted VALIDATION that Hillary Clinton in fact got Grinched by the Apprentice President who STOLE the 2016 Election.
While one of the main Co-Conspirators who infamously chanted "Lock Her Up," was given Mercy in exchange for cooperation in the Russian Interference investigation,& will be spared imprisonment, others are not so lucky. Trump's personal attorney who arranged hush money payments geared toward influencing the results of the 2016 Election will be spending 3 years in prison. FACT.
Should this be the Apprentice President's self-fulfilling Prophecy?
Yesterday, I asked for an "Amen GIRLS." Well, here it is. MISOGYNY in the Church has been from the beginning in Genesis 3, & I for one HAVE HAD IT.
"They" say Religion & Politics are two subjects people shouldn't talk about.
Well, look at what silence has gotten us - look what "They" are doing
Does this look like Separation of Church & State - or more like a BULLY PULPIT?
This is OUTRAGEOUS & INFURIATING. Who needs Russian meddling in our Elections when we have The Church using their MASSIVE platform to call the shots?
With respect to the Bible, do you realize that "The Word of God" had SEVERAL AUTHORS - & EVIDENCE of CENSORSHIP of the Bible was found in 1947.
From my Personal Facebook Page:
Evidence that several books of the Bible were edited out were discovered in 1947: The Dead Sea Scrolls. I saw this exhibit for myself at the Houston Museum of Natural Science when it was here. I am only just now beginning to understand what I saw with my own two eyes nine years ago in 2005.
The lies began from the beginning & center around the role of women.
The Book of Genesis teaches us that Adam & Eve were the first people on Earth: that Eve was fashioned from Man's rib & given to him.
The story in the Jewish Torah is very different. According to the Torah, Adam was the first person on Earth to go through a divorce. The Jewish holy book states that Adam's first wife, Lilith was created from dust the same as Adam to be his EQUAL COMPANION - not his property. Not being Jewish, I don't know that much about Lilith & from the bits & pieces I read or heard, I think she was much maligned by history - just as Eve was blamed for Original Sin: eating the apple.
Wasn't Eve beguiled by the serpent - who was said to be Satan in disguise??? That IS the Christian Biblical teaching, right???
In truth the early women of the Bible & other World Religions were the 1st feminist to practice celibacy - much like Catholic Priest & Nuns swear a vow of celibacy. The Church & humanity needed women to crank out children like baby factories for procreation of the species. Mortality back then was high, not only due to disease & famine, but also from falling victim to the Holy Wars being waged by societies.
I was shocked to learn that one of the books discovered in 1947 was written by St Peter himself & dealt with another early feminist: Thecla.
Thecla also swore a vow of celibacy.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Yesterday was a real treat for Biblical Scholars & Christians like myself fed up with the lack of TV programs of any socially redeeming value on the dial.
H2 had back-to-back religious studies of Biblical Archeological finds from this Century that could re-write history: the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The first was a two-hour look at the Shroud of Turin called “The Real Face of Jesus,” followed by “Jesus: the Lost Forty Days.”
“The Lost Forty Days” deals with the lack of information of Jesus’ whereabouts in the 40 days between his Resurrection on Easter & the Ascension back to Heaven.
Several of the lost books of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written by St Peter himself, along with St Thomas & Mary Magdalene which were censored out of the Bible.
Mary Magdalene was the one who discovered the empty grave of Christ & ran to tell the others. This was the 1st proof of life at the Resurrection.
In the 2nd appearance of the Holy Ghost, Christ was not recognized until the Breaking of the Bread that was directed by Christ himself at The Last Supper that we as Christians do in remembrance of him.
This ritual is still performed in the Catholic Eucharist observance of Holy Communion:
1 Corinithians 23-25:
23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."
It IS TIME for Churches to pay Taxes.