Archive | April, 2015

GOOD FRIDAY – 2015

3 Apr

Do you observe the Good Friday tradition? That being some 1,985 years ago, give or take a year here and there, a guy said he died this day on a cross. This supposedly occurred around the year 30 CE (Common Era).

Interesting is that, if you feel inclined and have the energy, the Vatican archives openly admit they had no idea when the man named Jesus died. In fact there is no solid record when Jesus was born or the actual time frame he existed and died. This alone brings extreme doubt of his existence. The Vatican has conflicting days Jesus was supposed to have died, Tuesday being the most popular. According to archived information Friday was chosen because it worked with some of the Gospels and the Jewish Celebrations.

For a dash of history, remembering of course, history is a matter of a point of view. Even so – it has been confirmed hanging people on a cross was the capital punishment of the day in the first century. It was noted that the then roads of Rome were laced with people hanged for crimes. Evidence of this extreme torture still exists today. History shows that hundreds sometimes thousands of people were hung weekly. This form of punishment was extensively used that crosses were recycled and trees were used when the numbers were too great. Big rusty nails have been found confirming the punishment of that day.

The big issue has been – did what happened in the first century regarding Jesus actually happen? For that matter did Jesus exist? Or was it that perhaps Jesus was merely a representation of the hundreds of Jews who were murdered in the first century.

The Jews were treated harshly with high taxes and many of them sentenced to death. Many Jews turned their back on their tradition as Jews. Josephus, a first century Jewish historian did exactly that. And no – he did not mention there was a man named Jesus who died on the cross. Any mention by Josephus about Jesus was uncovered as being a forgery. Equally the Essenes who recorded the activities of the first century failed to mention the mighty Jesus and his crucifixion.

Is it possible the so called death of Jesus was a symbol of the death of Judaism and the birth of Christianity as a way to escape the Roman punishment of the Jews – a way to set themselves free from persecution – who could blame them. Yes I know Judaism is still around, but what I am suggesting – it could have been used as a way to follow their tradition underground – under a different banner.

Oh and a bit of trivia for you. In the Old Testament when King David took another man’s wife as his own and impregnated her, he was cursed by the death of their first son. When their second son was born, that being Solomon, David was told one in every generation of his descendents would die a cruel death because of King David’s sin. Jesus made claim he was his descendant, so wouldn’t that make it, Jesus died for King David’s sin and not for humanity…. Just saying – check out the Old Testament, (if you could be bothered) for yourself.

Anyway let’s put that all aside, Afterall it was a long time ago and well it is time to live in the present not the past. I hope you have made the most of the day and enjoyed a day of relaxation. I love it these holidays the Christians force us to endure especially the Hot Cross Buns – yum.

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EASTER – From another Point of View

1 Apr

Is it true, Easter belongs to the non believers?

Easter is a long held Christian tradition and recognized by many governments – sadly. Recognized, because a day like Good Friday has been deemed a national holiday. Oh yes and so is the Sunday and often the Monday. Nations come to a crashing halt for four days – for what?

I have to admit I enjoy the indulgence of chocolates during this serious come festive time – but that is about all it is for me. Many theists would suggest we have no right as non believers to observe these Christian times as a holiday. Except the tricky part is, we don’t observe this period but instead we have to endure many places closing over the Easter period. Employers are forced to pay higher rates to employees causing many already strained businesses to make choices of ‘to trade or not to trade’. And for me, very often I need to urgently see a dentist and having to wait four days before anything can be done (yep due to too much chocolate) – and no I don’t have an endless money pit – is inconvenient.

It is a blunt fact that regardless of your position on the religious debate, each person, in countries who recognize these dates are forced to endure interruption. Many businesses close because they are forced to pay extra to staff on otherwise a normal day. Others are inconvenienced because liquor stores trade shorter hours or not at all. After all, what are some people to do if they are forced to stay at home but to at least be able to indulge in a chardy?

On the bright side and yes there are always bright sides… This is a great time for a holiday. If you are one of those lucky people who live near the beach and the weather permits then you don’t have far to go for a fun time. It is also a great time to take that hinterland escape. Enjoy some great picnics and walks. Be sure to shop before Good Friday because the supermarkets are generally closed. It is a great time to chill at home with a captivating book and do what I do, eat eat eat – chocolate that is.

Have you ever asked yourself what a Bunny has to do with a chicken’s egg? Or for that matter the whole Christian thing with the Bunny, Egg and chocolates…

This paradox smacks of a major infiltration by the non believers. Hey you want to close the nation down for four days to remember something that is not real, and then we will have the last laugh and make the most of this time with chocolates, fun and laughter.

And you thought the non believers didn’t actually manipulate the whole Easter theme. Well we may have to endure places closing for the government designated holidays but we get the final laugh because the non believers have caused chaos with the whole Bunny, Eggs and Chocolate concept. And what makes it even more fun, look how many Christians follow our non believers system and feel obliged to give and eat chocolates. And you thought we hadn’t infiltrated to our advantage.

So while they are off doing their mythological Christian thing, locked away in their mourning and so on – I’m off having a holiday, in my house, eating lots of food, catching up with friends and realizing who have it better.

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