A Cautious Man
April 08, 2007
There's an unfortunate tendency, on the part of some of my favorite progressive bloggers, to forget that religious belief and liberalism DO actually go together. So, since it's Easter, that means that it must be time to make fun of the Christians. See, for example, the master of snark, here (You may be offended).
Don't worry, I'm not going to go all Bill Donohue now, or anything like that. Christians remember (or, at least ought to, if they pay attention in Church) that this is the same reaction that the first witnesses received, when they tried to tell their story -
Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others.I guess what I'm trying to say, is that from the beginning, the first Christians knew that they were telling a story that others found hard to believe, and actually mocked. Christianity here in the United States has gotten too complacent, so that lots of prominent "spokesmen" get offended if anyone questions their beliefs. But, it's always been that way, folks, so get over it.
The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles,
but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them.
Oh, and Happy Easter.