They used to let the kids out of school in the melting snow, and some Christians went around feeling gloomy–first because Christ was dead, and second because the Church was trying to convince everybody that he’d come back once, and was going to do it again so he could kill everyone who didn’t co-operate with the Churches program for a new roof, etc… Now Easter has something to do with egg-laying bunnies and support for the sugar confection industry. Not clear whether this is a cultural advance or setback.

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