Sunday, April 12, 2009
Oh, Easter, most confusing of American Christian holidays, when we mingle pagan tradition with what's supposed to be the holiest of days. Granted, Christmas has a dash of the pagan thrown in:
But Santa is at least based on St. Nicholas, so they're trying to keep the holiday properly religious on some level.
Easter, though, is pretty much full-out pagan once you get home from church. Colored eggs, magical rabbits, the goddess Estre, sugar-related gluttony... they're not even trying to keep it clean.
I'm not judging, really. I'm just amused by the inherent contradiction in the way America generally chooses to celebrate the holiday.
How can a holiday with electric blue coconut not be amusing?