Happy Easter!

I hope everyone’s been enjoying their Easter weekend. Here, it was much the same as every year, having relatives over for the big feast and all. But there’s one thing I have to say about this time of year: hasn’t this become one of the most screwed-up holidays ever?

Now really, what does a rabbit have to do with anything surrounding the Crucifiction? To me, it’s always been about the corporate imagery, regardless of whether or not it started that way. Keep the kids identifying with some gift-bearing being of nebulous origins versus its real meaning, push the chocolate angle and we can turn this into another Christmas!

And really, you’d almost think that’s what is happening. I saw in a mall recently a line-up of kids waiting to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. In the news recently was word of a school in Rhode Island, USA, where they’ve banned the Easter Bunny altogether because it was felt his religious symbolism was too strong. He has since been renamed Peter Rabbit.

Man, this is boggling my mind even whilst writing this. I think I need some more chocolate…

(For a real funny look at the Easter holiday involving a fish and Lincoln Logs, check out Bill Hicks’ Rant In E Minor.)

Published in: on April 9, 2007 at 10:13 am  Leave a Comment  

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