The Chocolate War

I hope those of you who celebrated Easter today have gotten over your sugar hangover, because battle has been joined.  There is now an, admittedly half-hearted/half-assed, War on Easter, declared by Fox News. 

The “war” stems from a display erected in Daley Plaza by The Freedom from Religion Foundation, extolling **GASP** reason and the separation of church and state.  Even worse, this “War on Easter” is **HORRORS!** unholy.  What kind of unholy monsters would advocate for reason and the separation of church and state?  What sort of monsters, indeed? 

Those who would undermine the separation of church and state make the dubious assumption that their particular brand of church would be the established one.  The Founders, with the horrors of the Thirty Years’ War still scarring the European psyche, well knew the tyranny of established religion.

As an aside, I have to laugh at the use of the word “unholy”... almost everything on the planet is “unholy”.  For example, with one notable exception, hand grenades are unholy.

I think the real issue is that, for most people, the Easter eggs and bunnies, and the baskets full of candy have supplanted the religious festival to a large extent.  The fundies have lost The Chocolate War so now they’re throwing a temper tantrum:

Cross-posted at my eponymous blog.

Posted by Big Bad Bald Bastard on 04/20/14 at 08:19 PM • Permalink

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If they really want to get this war on Easter off the ground, they need to start whining about it 1 or 2 months before the date.  You know, like how O’Lielly and Hannity start freaking out over the war on Christmas before Thanksgiving.  Starting it on Easter weekend is, uh, a bit tardy; they must have been short on material this weekend and tossed this at the wall to check for stickage.  There’s always next year if it gets any traction.

There’s still time for the war on Orthodox Easter.

Whippin’ up the rubes, hillbillies, snowbillies, old farts, & the rest of the rabble, that’s what Fox News does best.

NB:  too late this year for Orthodox Easter hysteria–this is one of the few years that the dates coincide.

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