Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"easter"


I'm glad I caught this seasonal one Rendi sent before it disappeared into the folder only to re-emerge in June. At least, I think it's seasonal. Maybe the makers of the sign were orthodox and believe Easter is a week later...

19 comments:

Daniel said...

Maybe since they're worshiping "Easter" their acknowledging the holiday's pagan roots, and it's actually a service honoring Ēostre.

Anonymous said...

Orthodox Easter is the week after, actually.

Anonymous said...

Wait, no. You said it right.

Pink said...

As opposed to "Bunny-Rabbit-and-Chocolate-Eggs Day"

Buffy said...

I think Daniel's on to something. Maybe celebrating "Easter" is actually a cover for celebrating Beltane.

Raistlinn said...

As opposed to "Zombie-Jesus-Day"

Cat said...

"Zombie Jesus Day" sounds more accurate anyway.

Anonymous said...

It's because secretly they refer to it the same way I do (I do it not so secretly though) as Chocolate Day.

Karen said...

It's part of their advertising campaign. Right after Easter, they'll simply duct-tape over a wee little bit of the beginning E in Easter; and then their sign will say:
Worship
"Faster"
With Us
They'll rope 'em in for Easter and keep 'em by keeping the sermons short!

Joe St said...

Definitely pagan overtones.

Joe St said...

ps. I was going to send this in, but I never got around to taking the picture.

Jered said...

Resurrection? What resurrection?

Jerod Poore said...

Sunday evening service is mainly a Protestant thing. As is calling it "worship."

The Orthodox do Liturgy and on Sunday it's almost always in the morning. Catholics do Mass, frequently several, but rarely after 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Signed,

You don't get much faster than the 7:00 a.m. Mass that was over in 20 minutes.

JP said...

If they were Orthodox it would be "Pascha."

kkevilus said...

I don't know if you can say that the quotation marks are unnecessary without actually understanding what the person is trying to get across.

They are obviously showing 'Easter' as something other than the holiday. We don't 'worship' Easter, we Celebrate Easter. Maybe they'll explain at the service how Christ is Easter. Christ represented by his resurrection which is now know as Easter.

Not that this is a proper use of quotations, but they don't sell highlighters that big. It's like having an underline on a web page. 'All underlines have to be hyperlinks.' It's really not that big of a deal. Let's face it, the only place quotation marks really matter is in the code, are you using single quotes or double quotes?

bethany said...

kkevilus, I think if you have to work that hard for a writer to get their intention, they deserve a little good-natured ribbing.

Li said...

Everyone knows its official name is Jesus Zombie Day.

Jered said...

I guess kkevilus has proved that there is no point to this website.

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