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Sound Off -- April 29, 2014

The Pagan Christ

In a recent letter to the editor, the statement was made that Good Friday and Easter are “public historical events vindicating Jesus’ claim to be God ...” That’s like saying Halloween vindicates the existence of ghosts and goblins. Easter, named after Ishtar, a Babylonian fertility (eggs, chicks and rabbits) goddess, is nothing more than a pagan celebration of spring. Rebirth and renewal, the end of winter. As Christianity spread it was easier to incorporate pagan symbols and rituals than to discredit them. The author has obviously been indoctrinated from birth and if she was born in the Middle East would be Muslim endorsing the virtues of Ramadan.

Christians, do not be surprised

Christians should not be surprised to see that bars are now allowed to open on Good Friday. For about 50 years a succession of left-leaning governments have been moving our country “progressively” from a Christian nation to a pagan one, and they have succeeded. We must be grateful that we do not, as yet, have to participate in the anti-Christian activity. But many of the pagans are trying through human rights legislation to force this upon us.

Where are you all now?

So I see that Mayor Shari Decter Hirst is running for re-election. Rick Chrest is the only other to officially enter the mayoral race. I am hoping for more candidates to join them. How about some of these self-proclaimed political experts I see making comments on social media and in Sound Off. There are dozens of people who profess that they know all the answers to fix all of the city’s ills. Well, I say back up your words with action!

Another publicity stunt

So are we to believe that all the federal lawyers working on Harper’s Senate reform plan missed rule No. 1, which is that you can not make a constitutional amendment without approval of at least seven provincial legislatures representing 50 per cent of the population? Thus Harper’s Senate reform had no chance of getting past the Supreme Court. Why don’t we call it what it is — a very expensive Conservative publicity stunt. This kind of stunt has not happened since the last Conservative dictator, which was the Mulroney government with the Meech Lake and the Charlottetown accords.

Thanks for finding my photos

To the person who turned in my photos at Black’s photography, thank you from the bottom of my heart! My daughter and I left in a hurry and when I got home, I realized they were missing. Your kindness and honesty is much appreciated.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 29, 2014

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The Pagan Christ

In a recent letter to the editor, the statement was made that Good Friday and Easter are “public historical events vindicating Jesus’ claim to be God ...” That’s like saying Halloween vindicates the existence of ghosts and goblins. Easter, named after Ishtar, a Babylonian fertility (eggs, chicks and rabbits) goddess, is nothing more than a pagan celebration of spring. Rebirth and renewal, the end of winter. As Christianity spread it was easier to incorporate pagan symbols and rituals than to discredit them. The author has obviously been indoctrinated from birth and if she was born in the Middle East would be Muslim endorsing the virtues of Ramadan.

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The Pagan Christ

In a recent letter to the editor, the statement was made that Good Friday and Easter are “public historical events vindicating Jesus’ claim to be God ...” That’s like saying Halloween vindicates the existence of ghosts and goblins. Easter, named after Ishtar, a Babylonian fertility (eggs, chicks and rabbits) goddess, is nothing more than a pagan celebration of spring. Rebirth and renewal, the end of winter. As Christianity spread it was easier to incorporate pagan symbols and rituals than to discredit them. The author has obviously been indoctrinated from birth and if she was born in the Middle East would be Muslim endorsing the virtues of Ramadan.

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