Essence Of Easter

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  1. Mari North

    Mari North Very Well-Known Member
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    That's what's so great about each of us having our own opinions, isn't it? :) Out of curiosity, would you feel the same about seeing, oh say, the face of Christ on a Santa Claus body? Or a step further, on a prophet Mohammad body as a "spoof?" It didn't feel right to me... maybe others thought it was comical... or whatever. But not feeling right to *me* was no reason to remove it. Others may have had something to say about it, no?
     
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    Okay, I can see the picture as being a morphing of thoughts and activities which surround the holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That's pretty much a given, a stretch, but a given.
    Now, let's think this through. Jesus, who was sinless sporting the head of something that is predominantly known for it's incredible ability to procreate with multiple partners. hmmmm..........

    Another thought. When someone depicts Mohammed wrongly, does not an entire grouping of Islamists automatically go to war because it defaces their deity? Are we less passionate about ours or are we just a good bunch of tolerant people sitting in our own complacency and singing Koombaya?

    And still, a last thought. Would God find it humorous or fun to have His Son depicted with an animal head? Not sure but He clearly has some reservations stated in the commandments handed down to Moses. Certainly, God does know the heart and no one can judge the heart except Him. As for me, I do find the whole thing distasteful but again, only God knows what is in the hearts of His children.
     
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    It seems, my dear Mari, that we are pretty much on the same page both mentally and on the forum.
    Strange.........but nice.
     
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    Yes.... :) but you *do* say things much more eloquently than I do. I tend to blurt out in the heat of my emotions whatever's on my mind (or more often my heart) and then spend days wondering why I couldn't have said something more gently. But I guess that wouldn't be me any longer... so I'll carry on and hope people who know me will write some of it off with a chuckle and a "Oh, that's just Mari being Mari." :rolleyes:
     
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    Good point. In a word (make that two words) Charlie Hebdo. That's *precisely* what Charlie Hebdo was about.
     
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