About a decade ago I did a deep dive into why we have eggs and bunnies as symbols for the resurrection of Jesus. At its face it seems insane. Also, just FYI, no matter which gospel you read, Jesus was coherent upon his resurrection so there’s no substance to the zombie Jesus rumors that pop up this time of year. Oddly, in the grand scheme of things, “zombie Jesus” is the least problematic. After all, despite the trappings we all know, not a single gospel mentions Jesus’ ability to poop eggs or anything like that. Still, a quick look at the Internet or any TV station tells you that bunnies, baskets, and eggs are all the rage. There’s not a single ad for a large stone “You too can roll away!!!” or do-it-yourself stigmata kits for the kids. In other words, something happened to get us from there to here. Now, was that something wildly subversive? Pure evil complete with the obligatory maniacal laugh? Or was it just the way things worked out? Read on and find out.
I realize I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit. I’ve been limiting my World News Center duties to creating content for The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby on WBIG 1280 AM.This is all due to basic time management. It takes time to do all the research required for each episode, plus I have obligations to fans and clients of my fiction writing. Whether I get income directly from any of them, or if some of them just help justify people giving me money, the fact is those are how I put food on the table. Add in the annoying fact that I’ve had chronic diarrhea since April, sorry for that visual, and was in a car wreck in May that did bad things to my knees, and I hope you can understand why I dropped this particular ball. [Read more…] about Hi There
JC & The Sun
Jesus has been through a lot in the years since his resurrection. First, he morphed from a dark-skinned Middle Eastern carpenter to a skinny white dude. His message of peace has been used to justify wars, slavery, hatred, discrimination, and other travesties. That would seem to be counterintuitive to the whole Peace thing, but who am I to say? Moreover, His words have been through numerous edits since they were first laid down to parchment by Mark in 60 AD. So, all things considered, it’s amazing as much got through as did. Back in March of 2012, I wrote about how Jesus’ death became synonymous with bunnies and eggs. It all makes sense if you follow the bouncing historical ball. [Read more…] about JC & The Sun