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Now that Easter is behind us, I am beginning to wonder: Are we actually teaching our children the wrong message?

Is it possible that we are imparting the message that the central figure of Easter is a giant bunny, that lays colored eggs for children to locate?

Similarly, are we teaching children that the central figure of Christmas is a jolly old man--clad in red, and with a long beard--who flies through the sky on December 25, and leaves gifts for children all throughout the world?

(Yes, I know that these children will not grow into adults--or even into adolescents--who truly believe this. But is it possible that they will never learn just what Christmas and Easter are all about?)
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I don't think the idea is to supplant the original meanings, but to foment traditions...

It's up to society (in general) to remember the order...

What we DON'T need is Socialists pretending to be reverends spouting "God is government!" like the Democrat senator from Georgia did....

Raphael Warnock politicizes the meaning of Easter and gets a swift theological lesson

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Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia tried to twist the meaning of Easter to fit his liberal political agenda and got a swift lesson in theology in response.

Warnock, who served as a senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, tweeted that the meaning of Easter transcended beyond the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Traditional Biblical Christianity that the meaning of the faith is summed up by the resurrection of Jesus, who died on the cross for the sins of humanity.

"The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ," said Warnock in the Tweet on Easter Sunday.

"Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves," he added.

Some Christians were quick to pounce on the theologically questionable pronouncement from the reverend.


"No, actually, that's the meaning," replied Dan McLaughlin of National Review.

"What kind of Reverend would say something like this. Jesus Christ died and then rose again to take the sins of the world away. You are poisoning the minds of Christians for political purposes," responded Samuel Williams, a disabled veteran.

"With all due respect, this is literally the opposite of what the Gospel says. Ephesians 2 states that clearly. Faith alone, Christ alone," responded former ESPN producer Jason Romano. "We should always help others. But man that's now (sic) how we're saved. Romans, Ephesians, the Gospels all make it clear we can't save ourselves. If we could, then Jesus dying on the cross for nothing."

"This is a great example of the classic heresy of Pelagianism: humans have the free will to achieve human perfection without divine grace," replied another critic.
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Now that Easter is behind us, I am beginning to wonder: Are we actually teaching our children the wrong message?

Is it possible that we are imparting the message that the central figure of Easter is a giant bunny, that lays colored eggs for children to locate?

Similarly, are we teaching children that the central figure of Christmas is a jolly old man--clad in red, and with a long beard--who flies through the sky on December 25, and leaves gifts for children all throughout the world?

(Yes, I know that these children will not grow into adults--or even into adolescents--who truly believe this. But is it possible that they will never learn just what Christmas and Easter are all about?)
And so many parents don't believe in God. Organized religion especially some I won't name have put them off. Also just spoiled or maybe nothing wrong with their own parenting. spoil themselves through their kids by going out and buying a bunch of dumb stuff most of it candy.
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I don't think the idea is to supplant the original meanings, but to foment traditions...

It's up to society (in general) to remember the order...

What we DON'T need is Socialists pretending to be reverends spouting "God is government!" like the Democrat senator from Georgia did....

Raphael Warnock politicizes the meaning of Easter and gets a swift theological lesson
well if you're going to make it political, the right now has some pretty shifty so called religious leaders.
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well if you're going to make it political, the right now has some pretty shifty so called religious leaders.
How many are sitting US Senators? None.

Democrats idea of religion is a President and Speaker of the House who claim to be Catholics but endorse abortion on a massive scale subsidized by money collected by force from taxpayers.
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If you're a Christian, or if you're not a Christian, teach your own children anything you want.
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well if you're going to make it political...
If you actually read the article, you see that it was the Georgian Democrat senator that made it political...
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