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The Best Part about Easter

April 12, 2009

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Here’s my favorite part of the Easter story in the Bible, although it is rarely talked about in church. According to Matthew, at the moment of Jesus’ death:

The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

Basically what we have here is Night of the Living Dead, Jesus-style. I’m still waiting for them to make a blockbuster movie about this. We need a sequal to that other Christian horror movie; what was it called? Oh yea, The Passion of the Christ.

The second best part about the Easter tradition? In Critters 2: The Main Course, the critters go after the Easter Bunny. Pure Awesomeness.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2009 9:18 pm

    Except that zombies are not the same as the people they were, these ressurected saints were.

    I like that part of the story too though. It emphasises the whole “bodily ressurection” aspect.
    Because if just Jesus is ressurected, well he’s God, big deal. Of course God can come back to life.
    But… all those people, neat.

    Also I like the more outlandish saint’s. My church is named after St. Winefrid who’s head was chopped off, landed on the ground creating a holy spring, and then was put back on her body and she recovered (a miracle not exclusive to her several other saints also lay claim to it). Why can’t we get more miracles like that these days? I suppose Padre Pio’s bilocation comes close…

    Also, there was some saint who when the people he preached to laughed at him and didn’t listen prayed and then they all got a bunch of boils, haha, none of that wussy stuff for him, can’t imagine the Archbishop of Westminster doing that today…

  2. April 13, 2009 9:37 pm

    How are know that the resurrected “saints” were the same as they previously were?

    Funny stories about the saints. Are they in Foxe’s book of martyrs?

  3. April 14, 2009 6:39 am

    Well obviously without buying into the religion you don’t.
    But the idea is that (apart from being able to instantly move wherever they want and other magic powers that you get after the resurrection if you’re good) it’s the same people.

    Obviously not in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Though the Carthusian Charterhouse in England has apparently got a lifesized realistic carving of the Carthusian martyrs being disemboweled by the reformation.

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