In PJ Media Religious News, John Ellis asks Why Is There Is No War on Easter?,
(March 29, 2018).
As I’ve said before
, I can refute War On Easter Denial with two words: “Spring Bunny”.
As long as there are school boards afraid to say “Easter eggs”, Easter Egg Hunt”, and “Easter Egg Roll”, there will be a War On Easter. (Google News reports 147 results for “Spring Bunny”
, 8,650 for “Spring Egg Hunt”
–and if Hillary had been elected, she’d be doing a “Spring Egg Roll” on the White House Lawn.)
John Ellis is linking to an interview with Gerry Bowler, author of Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday
[Oxford University Press, 2016], by Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service.[ Why isn’t there a ‘War on Easter’ like Christmas?,
March 28, 2018]
This does establish that, while the War On Christmas
is larger because of the scale of the celebration of Christmas in North American society, the War On Easter is not nonexistent. In particular
RNS: Do any of these groups protest Easter to your knowledge?GB: Yes, the neo-Calvinists are opposed to Easter. The folks at Westboro Baptist Church call it “idolatrous, unscriptural, pagan…an invention of the Catholic Whore.” Atheists seem to be less invested in attacking Easter than Christmas, but some seem willing to go to the effort.Recently in Eugene, Oregon an atheist has contacted the ACLU over a banner urging the celebration of Christmas and Easter, claiming to feel “assaulted” by the message. University of Wisconsin atheists have staged campaigns mocking Easter. In 2017, they erected a poster at the state capitol urging people to “forget their guilt” on Easter and “have a happy April 16th.” The Chinese Communist Party forbids its members to celebrate either Christmas or Easter.[Links added]
Briefly, there is a “War On Easter” it’s just that fewer people have noticed.
There is also “War On Easter Denial”—just as people say there is “No War On Christmas”, they will, in the Easter season say “There is no War On Easter”.
The cause of this War, as with the War On Christmas, is Christophobia
—the hatred of Christianity that I called in a 2012 article “The Prejudice That Barely Has A Name”.
In spite of that, Easter Sunday will happen again tomorrow, as it has for two millennia.So "Happy Easter" from all of us at VDARE.com!Previous Easter Stories
(“By a happy coincidence, Easter Sunday falls this year on the thirty-fifth anniversary of Enoch Powell`s great speech on immigration
– given in Birmingham on April 20, 1968. This neatly intertwines the themes of spiritual and national death and resurrection in a way that might have pleased Powell, who had been a fierce atheist as a young man and whose equally fierce if unorthodox Anglicanism
in later life was explicitly related to his appreciation of the English Church as an expression of the English nation.")
And perhaps our most serious statement: