Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter - Christian or Pagan?

Christians do not have a monopoly on "Easter" or whatever you want to call the Spring Equinox. "Age-old pagan motifs."

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Spirula said...

In line with the whole Theocracy watch, The Dean has some video clips of a Margaret Atwood interview you'd enjoy.

Stardust said...

Thanks spirula for that. I loved it, though I didn't agree with her statement that atheism is a religion. That is totally off base there. She calls herself a strict agnostic and makes it sound as if that was a religion. I love Atwood's writing, but she seems a bit wishy-washy and a fence-sitter concerning god beliefs.