Happy Easter from the Communists
The Communist Party USA has put out a special Easter message, emphasizing the “revolution” and pretty much ignoring the resurrection. The authors of the message claims to be a Catholic, but Glenn wondered how any person of faith could get behind the blatant propaganda.
Easter isn’t about Easter bunnies or even about going to church and Easter bonnets. The real message of Easter speaks powerfully to everyone, whatever their religious belief or unbelief. I’m just, that’s starting to shake apart here just a little bit. Easter got started after the revolutionary preacher Jesus was executed by the forces of an empire. Some of his disciples had powerful experiences that convinced them that he had beaten death and was still present with them and that Jesus’ victory over death was a new start of a new world in which all oppression and injustice would be defeated.
Some might argue that those experiences were fantasy or hallucination, but what those disciples did was certainly no hallucination. He they went on to build a movement, especially among the poor and oppressed that shook the Roman Empire to the point that its rulers ultimately felt compelled to take it over and co-opt it.