You cannot separate Jesus from His Church, but local churches need to learn how to separate the holidays people celebrate from Jesus. I know this post will not make me popular with the fundies, but really, is that my goal? Nope. I just want to say what is on my mind (and I am guessing a lot of others think this too, but are just afraid to verbalize it). But I am sure the comments I will get will prove otherwise 🙂
Please stop the insanity and shut your holiday pie holes already.
My BS allergies are kicking in high gear when I hear things like…
“Easter is not about the bunny rabbit and chocolates” … “Christmas is not about Santa, and buying a bunch of gifts” … “We need to teach the true meaning of Easter” … “We need to put Christ back in Christmas”.. and I could go on and on…
Well, this is going to come as a shock to your fundamental traditional “church” system thinking. Consumerism IS exactly what Easter and Christmas is all about … not Christ. The holidays are there for us to consume as much shit as possible, and have fun doing it. Need to boost the economy, go buy a chocolate bunny or two and pop them in a basket. The kids will love it!
These holidays have nothing to do with Jesus at all, so stop trying to take over these holidays by trying to shove them into the institutional church system like you own them. Leave the holidays alone, and let the people in your community have fun with them, and here is a thought, why not join them for a change and have fun together. Show them Christ with love.
I am sad to report, but Easter IS about the little bunny, the baskets, the eggs, and the chocolates. I cannot find anywhere in scripture about Easter as we know it today. Go ahead, fill the baskets for the kids, have egg hunts, but do it as a community in which you live. Do not go hide in your “sacred” buildings and have resurrection egg hunts and do a whole bunch of other holiday bullshit ideas to pull people out of the community and into your so-called “perfect” world. All this does is create an “us vs them” mentality. Hey “churchgoers”, do you hear yourselves talking … “Look at all those people out there not celebrating the true meaning of Easter like they should”.. well here is a newsflash… They are!!!
And it is not just Easter.
Christmas IS about buying gifts and a Santa Claus, it is not about Christ. Christ’s birth is about Christ… celebrate that everyday. Easter IS about the bunny baskets and spring, not Christ. Christ’s death and resurrection is about Christ… celebrate that everyday. Celebrate Christ EVERY day and stop using the holidays to separate from others.
It is ok to have fun with these holidays, and I think we should celebrate Christ in community with Him everyday. Be together. Celebrate. Have fun, but separate the consumerism holidays from the institutional church traditions. Keep the holidays where they belong … in the public square.
Guess who else should be in the public square. You guessed it. Jesus!! His Body, and all of His followers…