Have yourself a very pagan Easter
I was bothered yesterday, when looking at the drug store ads, to see Easter paraphernalia featuring SpongeBob SquarePants. Now, I love SpongeBob as much as the next guy, but what does he have to do with the cruel murder and glorious resurrection of the son of God and savior of all mankind?
Really, I would like Easter to be a holiday purely religious. Even delightful and historical fertility symbols like cute lambs, chicks and eggs, and ever-fertile bunny rabbits are weird and out of place.
Easter is about Jesus and Jesus only.
Now, while there may be no Christmas without Easter, somehow the gross commercialism of Christmas doesn't bother me so much--perhaps because it's in the spirit of baby showers. But pastel-egging the salvation of man seems a little less appropriate---like the general agreement that we don't like Grand Canyon brought to you by McDonald's.
Oil and water.
Lady Steed and I are thinking we'll switch chocolate bunnies and egg hunts to Saturday, with egg coloring on Friday, and leave Sunday for Christian stuff. I don't say this to make us look good, but simply to add to my argument that a SpongeBob Easter is no Easter at all.
And it's just weird.....