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20-Apr-2014 David Sands

I hate Easter

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Easter I guess represents a time of rebirth, newness, and beliefs of Christ rising up from the tomb. Read no more if you don't want my Easter tirade, sermon and words on this solemn day.

I warned you gentle reader, read on…

Easter much like Christmas to me has lost it's meaning in the pursuit of toys, bunnies, eggs, peeps and perpetual madness around all things Easter. I guess I find Easter the most hypocritical of the "church" holidays. It's a day on the church calendar that is well represented by many many folks whom normally don't go to church sans weddings and funerals and sometimes, but less so in recent years midnight mass on Christmas Eve. I walk a journey with God each day, I am a fan of the artist Jesus but just don't like going to see him live and in concert. I am not witnessing here to be judged by anyone but the good Lord himself rather I just find the insanity of it all silly and somewhat sad.

Prayer and conversations with the Lord, be it in a church, a foxhole in combat, the corner of a bar seeking solace in a bottle for past sins or walking in a field of flowers in my view carries the same weight as sitting in a pew at the finest cathedral hearing choirs sing praise to thee.

Driving home today from seeing Kayla at BGSU I was lost in thought on my 2 hours of insane boredom on I-80. Tracy and Sarah were both deep into reading books and I had the music on as white noise in the background. I got to being thankful for everything in my life- My Wife, Kids, Home, Job, Friends and a million other things. I got to praying silently as I do lest people around me think I am possessed? Giving thanks, rather than "asking" for something when I pray must have something to do with being blessed? Deep thoughts I know but it really got me thinking about it all. As if an answer to my prayer and thoughts Tracy finished her book and we got on a pretty philosophical discussion on how lucky we both are. Crazy right? Here I am in our car having this chat with my buddy JC and my Wife takes over where I left off.

Some might cal me a hypocrite cause I don't go to church? To each his own. I don't (try not to at least) judge and just live my life as best I can. I woke up this morning as I do every Easter, dreading it and all the hypocrisy that is associated with it and yet by sundown today it was just the opposite. Yeah, maybe I don't hate Easter after all…

*I still hate rabbits- they are creepy sneaky little bastards!

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Alan K15-Jun-2014 00:07
As you probably know I don't share your beliefs on this topic, since I tend to hang out with people like Brian Cox. (Physicist, not actor.) But I'm reminded of an interview that I saw with Chris Hadfield after he'd returned from the ISS on Expedition 35. It went along the lines of "A devout person and an atheist are in a conversation, after your experience, who do you like in that conversation?". To which he replied "I try not to BE in that conversation".
Which is generally my approach, and I mention this only lest a gap in my comments be misinterpreted.
LynnH22-Apr-2014 11:49
I dislike church, it is just a business. Shouldn't be tax-free, either. Catholic church could pay off our national debt. Just sayin...
David Sands22-Apr-2014 01:35
Neither is there Easter messages in Cigar and Bourbon but it's my incense and altar wine (just saying)
RC22-Apr-2014 00:00
My religious relationship is really between my God and me, so I too can care less what others think (Im not a church goer either) and I agree, the commercialism is ridiculous, there is no message in Easter eggs and candy,
Bob Davis21-Apr-2014 10:20
Guest 21-Apr-2014 04:14
Well, at least he Didn't walk out of the Tomb , see his shadow, and say there will be six more weeks of winter! I Agree Dave, don't need a church, and I talk to him all the time. See you soon on a hard Liberty in Norwalk!