Sunday, March 23, 2008

I'll Show You An Easter


I don't like that stores are closed today. I mean, I have to study for an Art History test tomorrow (the above picture is entitled "The Resurrection of Christ" by Piero della Francesca) and I can't really go out, but it's Easter! How many people still celebrate Easter? And when I mean celebrate Easter, I mean go to church and eat ham with their family? What about all the Muslims and Jews? They have to stay inside today because the Christians are celebrating the resurrection of their Christ who wasn't even resurrected on this particular day (if at all)? What about me?

I'm not saying I don't believe in God (because I'm afraid to say that. What if he does exist? And I say I don't believe in him, then I got shot with a lightning bolt - because yes, my god is Zeuz) But, hey, I haven't gone to church since I got confirmed about 6 years ago. In fact, my church was shut down... with a candlelight vigil going strong about 948108 days at this point. I haven't got an Easter basket in I don't know how long. No fake bunny foot prints all over the rug. No plastic easter eggs with coins inside them. No decorated eggs that smell disgusting. Not even a chocolate bunny, or a Reese's peanut butter cup egg. Or a card that says, "Hey daughter, we love you because it's Easter!"

Is that why I hate that the stores are closed? Because I'm secretly upset with my family for not giving me presents on Easter? Do I hate Easter because it's the only Catholic holiday where I don't get gifts?? (I love Pentecost presents.) I'm selfish. But I'm not the one who decided to shut the world down for an entire day so my religion could celebrate the resurrection of a man who is still dead. Maybe I get being selfish from the religion in which I was raised.

I think I just got shot with a thunderbolt.

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