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Good Friday, Easter not just public holidays

This letter is in response to the editorial entitled “Holiday Sacrifice” printed on Thursday, April 17, in the Brandon Sun.

It was said that “no matter your personal beliefs or unbeliefs, full public holidays that are shared by all in society are becoming fewer and fewer. And that’s too bad.”

Yes, that is too bad, but it is understandable given the reigning secular mindset. In the name of progress and of supposed sensitivities to other systems of thought, much has been done to marginalize and silence the Christian view of reality and its cultural expressions. But the solution to our progress and ethnic hostilities is not found in pretending that all views of reality are equally valid. People are of equal worth; ideas are not.

So who do we listen to? Good Friday and Easter are not just public holidays but also public historical events vindicating Jesus’ claim to be God, and God is worth listening to. In Him are found all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge that we seek for and all the ethnic and racial harmony we long for.

Perhaps we have forgotten this, or perhaps we reject it, but these truths and our cultural expressions of these truths have drawn people groups from all over the world to want to live here.

So before we begin replacing the cult of the culture — that is, its religious core — with some other answer, let’s be sure we know who we are rejecting and what we are accepting, for it is a weighty matter to replace the cult of a culture, not only for this life, but also for the life to come.

God is not dead. Jesus has risen and He is worth listening to. Good Friday and Easter show it.

Let’s all celebrate and take the day off!

Jocelyn Funk

Brandon

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 23, 2014

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This letter is in response to the editorial entitled “Holiday Sacrifice” printed on Thursday, April 17, in the Brandon Sun.

It was said that “no matter your personal beliefs or unbeliefs, full public holidays that are shared by all in society are becoming fewer and fewer. And that’s too bad.”

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It was said that “no matter your personal beliefs or unbeliefs, full public holidays that are shared by all in society are becoming fewer and fewer. And that’s too bad.”

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