ESS Letter: The “real meaning“ of Easter?

Eastre

Deriving its name from Eastre, a goddess of Spring, Easter means different things to different people.

Rebirth is a universal theme: eggs work for everyone, garden centres are jostling and for Christians it is represented in the resurrection story.

With this plethora of interpretations of the Spring equinox why do posters on church doors continue to proclaim the “real meaning“ of Easter?

Might it be that the “intolerance” which Christians claim to experience would abate considerably were they to share their festival with the words “our meaning?”

Neil Barber – Communication Officer – Edinburgh Secular Society

Published in Edinburgh Evening News 25th March 2016. 

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