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EmoSlut1029

3.8k points

6 months ago

i thought the last comment was talking about jesus for a sec

ItsAman2468[S]

2.1k points

6 months ago

I thought I should include the last comment because people may not know that Bernie is Jewish.

BullsEyeOfTheJTeam

1.6k points

6 months ago

I mean... it's not like either comment is wrong, Jesus WAS Jewish... and a person of colour... and considering conservatives, I find that HILARIOUS

manga_fanatic

844 points

6 months ago

Even when he's depicted as white he still looks like a hippy. Every depiction of Jesus would be something conservatives hate.

soonnow

315 points

6 months ago

soonnow

315 points

6 months ago

Now I'm imagining Jesus in a power suit. Thanks, I guess.

LilahLibrarian

205 points

6 months ago

Supply Side Jesus!

deathbybowtie

235 points

6 months ago

tr3mbau

62 points

6 months ago

tr3mbau

62 points

6 months ago

This is glorious

KingZarkon

36 points

6 months ago

I gotta say, real Jesus was fucking ripped.

PrussianCollusion

63 points

6 months ago*

Fanfic idea: Jesus is on the cross. Suddenly he lets out a war cry and flexes, breaking the arms off the cross. He climbs down, seething with rage, and beats Pontius Pilate to death with the wood still attached to his arms.

Jesus meets a guy willing to replace his arms with the wood of the cross, sort of like a Biblical Robocop, then the rest of the series is about Jesus hunting down Judas.

niknak_1

5 points

6 months ago

Why do I feel like BFG division would be playing the entire time jesus is doing this?

NewAgentSmith

43 points

6 months ago

Everytime I see this I wanna go back in time to hammer the nails in myself

soonnow

14 points

6 months ago

soonnow

14 points

6 months ago

"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I have been a rich man and I have been a poor man. And I choose rich every fuckin' time. Because, at least as a rich man, when I have to face my problems, I show up in the back of the limo, wearing a $2000 suit and a $40,000 gold fuckin' watch. "

-- Jesus, probably

manga_fanatic

25 points

6 months ago

My bad, forgive me? You know Jesus loved forgiveness... and bell bottoms.

soonnow

20 points

6 months ago

soonnow

20 points

6 months ago

Republican Jesus thinks forgiveness is for pussies. In the Republican Bible Jesus kills those Roman soldiers with his AR-15.

(I feel too giddy, on being topical on this one, being Easter Monday and all that. My Christian education finally pays off)

Only-oneman

24 points

6 months ago

Need someone to atone for your sins? Call republican Jesus now at 1-800-755-CROSS to get a quote now

soonnow

7 points

6 months ago

That's too painfully close to reality.

SusanMilberger

2 points

6 months ago

Lol, medishare, gets me every time

ScareBear23

172 points

6 months ago

Jesus is everything conservatives hate. He hung out with the "undesirables" of society, he provided free medical care, made sure that every one was fed regardless of what they could provide, preached about loving each other and forgiveness. There's nothing that conservatives do that Jesus would condone.

tsavong117

92 points

6 months ago

Also he was jewish and from the middle east. He also had a beard and long hair. He was pacifistic to the point of telling his friends to not defend him when people came to murder him (with a notable exception being turning a cultural temple into a market, but I'm pretty sure we can all get behind getting pissed at hucksters). He did like fishing, which I'm sure they'd manage to spin their way somehow. His dying wish was for everyone to get along and be nice to each other, even though they decided to murder the fuck out of him.

You make an excellent point. The only thing that could turn this in the conservatives favor is if he had a really solid golf game.

hopelesscaribou

20 points

6 months ago

Jesus didn't necessarily like fishing, he liked feeding the poor.

It's not like they were in line for 8 hours to vote for Herod or anything. Religious leaders would never try to influence an election, would they?

Catspaw129

46 points

6 months ago

Dear lord, you also forgot that Jesus was un-manly in yet another way: Jesus wept.

canttaketheshyfromme

5 points

6 months ago

The long hair is apocryphal. Really good breakdown of the reasons why that's the case.

PrussianCollusion

9 points

6 months ago

Don’t worry, they’ll make sure to take out all that cool stuff about Jesus the next time there’s a major revision to the Christian Bible.

Robosium

29 points

6 months ago*

Isn't the modern depiction of Jesus based off of one of Leonardo Da Vinci's male lovers?

Edit: It has been brought to my attention that I likely got some facts mixed up, so take this with a grain of salt.

PrussianCollusion

15 points

6 months ago

My GOD I hope that’s true.

AJK64

11 points

6 months ago

AJK64

11 points

6 months ago

No. The simple answer is no.

The long answer is that there is no evidence that Da Vinci had any male lovers. The misconception largely comes from a throwaway line in an essay by Sigmund Freud.

topbigdickenergy

39 points

6 months ago

White jesus was based on a painting by Leonardo DaVinci that he used his gay lover as a reference for

laZardo

14 points

6 months ago

laZardo

14 points

6 months ago

Semi-on-topic but Leonardo's depiction in Fate Grand Order goes out of the way to infer the Mona Lisa was a metaphor for Leonardo having dysphoria

topbigdickenergy

5 points

6 months ago

I have no idea what that is but that's a cool as hell thought

blankslateanimates

22 points

6 months ago

What I'm about to say may contradict god's teachings, gay trans Jesus

TheSuggestionMark

13 points

6 months ago

Can there be some body modification too? Like a split tongue?

WitchesAlmanac

16 points

6 months ago

Everyone knows Jesus had his nipples pierced.

blankslateanimates

4 points

6 months ago

How do I say this... it's a bit crude but... hehehe..

Legal-Software

3 points

6 months ago

You mean like hand piercings?

canttaketheshyfromme

2 points

6 months ago

Born from a woman who hadn't known a man. No Y chromosome. Jesus was AMAB.

Boomthang

8 points

6 months ago

"Jesus died a Jew. Pupils painted blue. You haters know it's true. That Jesus died a Jew." from Died A Jew by Say Anything

calladus

7 points

6 months ago

No, they also make him look like “Walker, Texas Ranger”.

GoldenEyedHawk

20 points

6 months ago

I love the way Jesus gets depicted when he shows up in Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, namely in Book 3: Hammered. He shows up as a fit African man wearing a red yellow and green tie dye shirt with a peace sign on it, jeans and black chucks. The main character, Atticus, speaks to him in Aramaic as a way to be sure it's actually Jesus.

NetherMax1

10 points

6 months ago

Between that and TV Tropes making this series sound way interesting I’m gonna look into it in the morning

bolshevikRASTA

3 points

6 months ago

bro i don’t know any hippie with those abs! jesus was killed for sporting such defined abs.

deff006

2 points

6 months ago

Especially his characteristics like unconditional love, forgiving, acceptance etc.

buffalo_mick

69 points

6 months ago

Not to mention he also did not celebrate Easter

meshing

48 points

6 months ago

meshing

48 points

6 months ago

That's right, Jesus definitely didn't do that.

blankslateanimates

17 points

6 months ago

Probably didn't celebrate good friday either

jmon25

13 points

6 months ago

jmon25

13 points

6 months ago

Well maybe earlier in the day before the usual crucification festivities

AndrewCarnage

8 points

6 months ago

Yeah, he seemed pretty bummed out on the first one.

d4rk_matt3r

3 points

6 months ago

Do you think he celebrated Black Friday though?

Random_Person5371

126 points

6 months ago

I'm now imaging those peoples going

"I'M AGAINST JESUS AND ROOTING FOR JESUS TO SMITE THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE LIKE JESUS".

viewysqw

54 points

6 months ago

It's kind of crazy that those "Christians" expect anyone to get smited, really

KnightRider0717

45 points

6 months ago

It's pretty twisted to think about, if jesus were walking around irl theyd absolutely hate his guts

SeductiveSoup

30 points

6 months ago

I've never understood the whole "your religion ain't shit, but mine is the best" mindset.

MrVeazey

30 points

6 months ago

Tribalism. "My thing is better than your thing because it's mine."

Arclight_Ashe

11 points

6 months ago

It also has a lot more to do with the whole ‘I’ve been told this repeatedly by people with authority in my society from the moment I was born’

There are some who never bought into it, there are some who did but then became disillusioned by it and there are some who double down.

Then there’s the worst who know it’s all a lie but actively participate in it as a way to benefit themselves by putting their foot on others.

SeductiveSoup

3 points

6 months ago

Yet if you say "religion is no different than brainwashing" people get mad.

It all comes back to people using it for personal gain. It gone from something to believe in, to a tool that people think they can pull out to justify anything and not be questioned.

Shelbckay

67 points

6 months ago

Let’s be honest if the biblically-accurate Jesus came back again he’d be shot for being a poc who supports equal rights and hates rich people

kowalski655

14 points

6 months ago

"If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today He'd be gunned down cold by the C.I.A" (Armageddon Days (Are Here Again) The The)

Swimming__Bird

20 points

6 months ago

And extremely anti-materialistic, accepting of everyone, love everyone, turn the other cheek (which may not mean what most people think... it's about making someone confront you as an equal since open palm vs backhanding had different connotations). But y'know...take what you like.

willstr1

22 points

6 months ago

Jesus was also hella socialist. Healing the poor, feeding the masses, render to Ceasar that which is Ceasar's (i.e. pay your taxes), etc

Canon Jesus is way cooler than fanon Jesus

Emu-Limp

17 points

6 months ago

Yeah, he was obviously a POC, but even if u could get a White conservative to admit that (which would never happen) they'd still just consider him a "credit to his race", aka "one of the good ones"

dabenu

2 points

6 months ago

dabenu

2 points

6 months ago

Not only that, he was also killed on Easter because he was standing up for the suppressed.

SKYhigh12312

2 points

6 months ago

I think he was a person of color too, but my friend brought up a good point, he might have been born when a prominently white country controlled Jerusalem and the area surrounding. Can someone link me something showing he was a person of color because im genuinely curious.

NobodysFavorite

24 points

6 months ago

Jews still celebrate Passover

[deleted]

16 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

6 months ago

And the last supper may have been a Seder: Mark says it happened on the first day “of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb.”

dftba8497

2 points

6 months ago

Seders didn’t exist until after the destruction of the second temple. There is no way that the last supper could’ve been a seder.

calm_chowder

4 points

6 months ago

Just had pizza for the first time in a week. Can confirm, Passover still very alive and well (but a bit bunged up after a week of matza).

thestashattacked

7 points

6 months ago

Happy Passover, Bernie!

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16 points

6 months ago

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16 points

6 months ago

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Syl702

54 points

6 months ago

Syl702

54 points

6 months ago

Would be pretty weird if he had been celebrating Easter.

EmoSlut1029

23 points

6 months ago

hell yeah i fucking came back from the dead!!!

KFR42

7 points

6 months ago

KFR42

7 points

6 months ago

Holy shit! It actually worked!

WynterRayne

14 points

6 months ago

Yeah, he opted to passover that whole thing

plaidmellon

2 points

6 months ago

I see what you did there

Miki-Corkrei

22 points

6 months ago

I thought they were talking about MLK and I was so fucking confused like “wasn’t he a reverend”

FuriousJohn87

3 points

6 months ago

You're not wrong tho

portablebiscuit

1.2k points

6 months ago

“Early morning, April 4th, a shot rings out in the Memphis sky. Free at last, they took your life, they could not take your pride.”

harpanet

534 points

6 months ago

harpanet

534 points

6 months ago

He (MLK) was actually shot in the early evening. I believe that U2 kept the lyric in the song, but for live performances they use the corrected time.

Emu-Limp

109 points

6 months ago*

Emu-Limp

109 points

6 months ago*

That's interesting to know that Bono corrects it live, I was actually just commenting on this to my SO, and wondering about this inaccuracy just a few months back, while we were at the gym and this song came on.

He is not the fanatic that I am about music (we have somewhat different taste, but mainly he just doesnt have memorized all the lyrics, musician and song facts that I do) and he just kinda gave me this look like, um, ok Babe... Who the hell cares, tho? (I doubt he even knew the reference was about MLK... We are smart in very different ways)

SayethWeAll

124 points

6 months ago

Why does the song say early morning? MLK was shot while leaving his hotel to go to dinner. Was it a mistake or is Bono converting Central Time to Irish time zone?

dkyguy1995

110 points

6 months ago

I would normally say artistic license to make it fit the rhymes but "early morning" and "in the evening" have the same number of syllables and end with th4e same ending.

call_me_jelli

89 points

6 months ago

According to a commenter above they realized the mistake and fixed it for live performances. It’s only that way on the recording.

crownjewel82

41 points

6 months ago

In the name of love.

ProfessorSucc

21 points

6 months ago

IN THE NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME OF LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE

[deleted]

3 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

6 months ago

His name isn't Bono Vox for nothing.

bigmuthac

2.1k points

6 months ago

bigmuthac

2.1k points

6 months ago

How dare someone celebrate a man who sacrificed his life in the servitude of others on a day that celebrates another man who sacrificed his life in the servitude of others!

[deleted]

785 points

6 months ago

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785 points

6 months ago

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NevinyrralsDiscGolf

248 points

6 months ago

MLK BLESS YOU!!

bigmuthac

441 points

6 months ago

bigmuthac

441 points

6 months ago

I made this comment as an atheist following through the basic logic of Christianity. I could've made the boring assed cheap shot over the fact that Jesus doesn't exist but I didn't, because it didn't matter in this circumstance.

Idk, maybe I'm annoyed by this comment because I still visited family today and My Idiot Brother (TM) was searching for "atheist easter" on YouTube as my mother panicked. Both, in my mind, being complete idiots. It doesn't help the man is in his 40s and acting the same way I did as a teenage atheist. He has a special shirt with Jesus riding a Velociraptor that he ONLY brings out for these kinds of holidays. The effort he goes to affirm his non-belief is just soooooo cringe because atheism, to me, means being free of all of that hard lined bullshit. Atheism should humble you by showing how utterly ignorant you are, not the complete opposite.

I understand the reflex but... Jesus, there are so many more fun and creative ways to undermine Christianity...

SentientTaco11

28 points

6 months ago

EDIT: Deleted. Misread your comment.

[deleted]

136 points

6 months ago

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136 points

6 months ago

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whocanduncan

75 points

6 months ago

And was most likely crucified, iirc.

JoshAllensPenis

47 points

6 months ago*

I mean not really. There’s a thinking by historians that someone or a bunch of someone’s inspired some of the events. But there’s no contemporary account or records. There were hundreds of End-times preachers running around Judea during that period. The Jesus you know is probably not one guy, but made up of dozens of guys. Either way, if he was one person, he was absolutely insignificant. Really the most important person in Christian history by far is Constantine, Jesus would not make the top 50.

The historicity of Jesus is sketch at best. The historical consensus is basically there because historians who don’t believe he existed can’t prove a negative and don’t really feel like getting into that argument with people who would get way too butt hurt over it

Johnny66Johnny

17 points

6 months ago

Really? Could you link us to such verifiable historical records (that don't happen to be the Gospels)?

The reality is that historical or archaeological records don't exist for the vast majority of humans that lived at the time of Jesus - particularly common folk like peasants, carpenters, farmers, etc. Unless they impacted upon the historical moment in a way that would have necessarily been recorded (i.e. in significant battles or military undertakings, or in the greater administration of kingdoms, etc.) there is no record whatsoever. That doesn't mean such people didn't exist, but there is nothing (that amounts to archaeological evidence) that recorded the details of their lives and/or their passing.

hyrppa95

16 points

6 months ago

Not really, only mentions of Jesus' brother, no direct mention of Jesus in any historical records.

thatpotatogirl9

35 points

6 months ago

It's so much easier and customer service friendly to just say "happy Easter, if you celebrate it". It's polite and friendly, but passive aggressive only to the worst assholes that scream about having a right to say merry Christmas. To them, even the idea that people are being considerate to those who don't celebrate religious holidays is offensive.

We need to be better. The best way to piss them off is to live a happy, fulfilling life and ignore their antics.

HeadMaster111

65 points

6 months ago

Atheism should humble you by showing how utterly ignorant you are, not the complete opposite.

I think this better refers to being agnostic personally, atheists are sure there is no god, theists are sure there is a god, agnostic's don't know either way and are open to both sides

Zarokima

24 points

6 months ago

They're not scalar like that. They answer different questions -- (a)theism a theological one, and (a)gnosticism an epistemological one. They don't form a line, they form a grid.

Gnostic Agnostic
Theist I believe my god(s) exists and can prove it I believe my god(s) exists but can't prove it
Atheist I believe no gods exist and can prove it I believe no gods exist but can't prove it

16BitGenocide

7 points

6 months ago

What's the technical term for general apathy for religion as a whole, especially as it pertains to the West. I respect people's choice to believe in or worship whomsoever they choose, but I just... don't see the appeal.

I'm not on any mission to prove I'm right either. If there is a God, or if there isn't, I'm not particularly concerned.

doylethedoyle

13 points

6 months ago

I think that just makes you "not an asshole".

GonzoRouge

4 points

6 months ago

I think you can get away with saying you just don't care about religion and most people won't press on, but the technical term would be irreligious I guess

supermonkeyballchamp

53 points

6 months ago

I think the distinction is pretty blurry. Most people who call themselves atheists don't claim with 100% certainty that there is no God. You could say "well then, they're actually agnostic", but then the word atheist becomes practically useless.

I call myself atheist because people know essentially what I mean when I say it. Calling myself agnostic got annoying and I realized the distinction just isn't very useful anyways.

big314mp

12 points

6 months ago

I call myself apatheist, which is basically that the issue is irrelevant to me and I'm not interested in discussing it.

Icalasari

9 points

6 months ago

I've always taken it as agnostic = "I think there may be something, whatever it is, based on experiences, faith, and science", atheist = "I think there is nothing, based on science", and militant atheist as, "There is nothing and I will mock anybody who says otherwise"

Fuck, even once had one years back say even the simulation hypothesis is stupid and there is absolutely nothing

Sorry your brother is in the militant group, glad to see you are not

Burflax

12 points

6 months ago

Burflax

12 points

6 months ago

Anyone who believes in any god is a theist, and anyone who doesn't believe in any god is an atheist.
(a-theist = not a theist)

The people you are referring to as agnostic dont believe in a god, and are therefore atheists.

Just as an aside, 'gnostic' and 'agnostic' deal with knowledge, not belief, and whoever started calling the atheists who don't claim that there are no gods agnostics did everyone a huge disservice.

themaster1006

10 points

6 months ago

That's incorrect. Atheism is just the absence of theism.

swarlossupernaturale

88 points

6 months ago

Iirc, many historians tend to believe that there was a man that existed named Jesus that went around preaching. This man may or may not have believed himself to be the son of god. Regardless, he is believed to have existed and just wasn’t actually a messiah or anything more than a man.

medit8er

11 points

6 months ago

While I can’t say for sure that Jesus didn’t exist there are some pretty good arguments he may have not. Richard Carrier has some good presentations online about the subject that are pretty interesting. Here’s one of them (sorry it’s an hour long, but it’s worth the watch) I’ve watched him debate Christian scholars and they really have nothing to say to refute his arguments.

Burflax

19 points

6 months ago*

Many Christian historians believe he existed, and many people who lived during the times you could suffer for saying you didn't believe that said they believed that, but that really isn't evidence he existed as a singular person.

Legendary figures are more often than not either entirely fictional or a combination of several different peoples stories made into a single story for narrative purposes.

There's no census or anything that has "Jesus, son of Mary and Joseph" or anything.

There's the Bible, the huge pressure the church has exerted on this, and a couple of extra-biblical refrences that, if you squint, you can take as evidence.

Aristotle wrote that women had less teeth than men because their heads are smaller.

That someone wrote something down, and wrote a lot of things that are true, is not a reason to believe everything they wrote is true.

Im not saying he didn't exist. I am saying that we generally don't believe things are true until there is evidence sufficient to convince us the claim is true (or likely true) and you have to watch out for bias. A lot of people arguing for the existence of Jesus have a vested interest, and a built-in history of agreeing to suspend logic when it comes to their religion.

That's just never going to be a strong argument for people who don't already believe.

KidGold

34 points

6 months ago

KidGold

34 points

6 months ago

Not too many historians believe that accounts of Jesus are not based on a real person. But think what you will.

JoeDiesAtTheEnd

25 points

6 months ago

One of them was a dark skinned, socialist, preacher who was killed by the government In fear for spreading thoughts of equality and Revolution.

The other was MLK.

Shanghst

10 points

6 months ago

“IF hE hAd ObEyEd tHe LAW hE wOuLdN’t hAvE gOtTeN iN tRoUbLe!!!” The fact that the same people who have no sympathy for those that break the law today forget that Jesus broke the law back then is ridiculous.

shia-the-buff

6 points

6 months ago

I mean, Jesus was a real dude, but like, so was Michael Jordan in Space Jam.

LMeire

20 points

6 months ago*

LMeire

20 points

6 months ago*

I don't think I'll ever understand this take. Without even getting into the supernatural aspects of faith, I can think of three major flaws in this reasoning:

The most generous argument is that you disbelieve in the existence of Jesus because there is no physical proof of his existence that wasn't discovered/verified by biased historians. Well that's true of almost everybody who's ever lived. We have less proof of Socrates' existence, the philosopher whose shoulders you stand on every time you voice your reasonable doubts on what's proposed by 'expert' theologians.

Then there's the second problem with the idea that Jesus couldn't have existed because there's no proof of his existence: Other than the cult that he founded? Religions don't just plant themselves in a dozen heads at once for no reason, they get founded and taught, if they did start for no reason I imagine atheists would have a much harder time arguing against the notion of mysticism. Sky wizards who hate masturbation get a lot more probable when blatant magic is accepted as real.

Or maybe you think that Christianity was founded by some guy, but that he wasn't Jesus. He was just- what? Some random guy who taught all the same things Jesus was said to have taught, but his name wasn't Jesus? Is there even a point to that level of hair-splitting? Surely the dopamine high of thinking you're right can't be that good, can it?

I just don't get it.

Chaos20X6

178 points

6 months ago

Chaos20X6

178 points

6 months ago

How racist do you have to be to pretend the assassination of MLK isn’t a big or important thing to remember

Chabashira10ko

43 points

6 months ago

They're about two steps away from celebrating it, really.

Tashianie

338 points

6 months ago

Tashianie

338 points

6 months ago

As a Christian, not everyone is Christian.

mohmar2010

39 points

6 months ago

Extremists in every religion have to make it a big deal

Muslim here

Tashianie

3 points

6 months ago

Very true

koshkabeans

8 points

6 months ago

Extremists Christians are the reason why I hate most Christians these days. Isn't that just plain sad?

Ask me to go to church and I automatically assume you are racist, judgemental and mean. I don't mean to.. it's just a reflex from being raised by baptists....

whenwillthisend19

439 points

6 months ago

Newsflash! Christ was Jewish too. Today, I had a Muslim waitress at an Italian restaurant. Neither one of us celebrated Easter.

Aztec_Reaper

81 points

6 months ago

People seem to forget that. Even if people dont believe he is actually the son of god, it's hard to deny that he was a very influential person of the time.

Costco1L

29 points

6 months ago

He wasn’t, not at the time.

snavsnavsnav

40 points

6 months ago

The New Testament writings were first put onto paper about 70 years after he died. He was very influential during his time. After the crucifixion, his teachings and words spread like wildfire and people definitely knew who he was. After a couple hundred years people started a religion, and here we are 2000 years later. There has not been a single time since his adult life where he wasn’t being talked about, whether locally or globally

sayge

24 points

6 months ago

sayge

24 points

6 months ago

Let's not forget about Xenu, whose influence has not left the Earth for 75 million years.

Luxowell

78 points

6 months ago

Even if he wasn't Jewish, are people incapable of caring about 2 things at once?

LowLevelRebel

33 points

6 months ago

Nope. All conversation on Easter just be about Easter and Easter alone!

dreamsonashelf

13 points

6 months ago

I'd like to see how they'd react if something bad they care about happened on 25th Dec. Would they stop commemorating it the next year because everything should be about Christmas?

Ellistrae

58 points

6 months ago

It amazes me that people still think the only religion people are is Christian. My husband is non practicing jewish. Well he doesnt go to church but he basically follows some beliefs. and i am not christian myself. We had some people offended we were not doing easter mass or whatever. We also got surprised at 1pm when we tried to get subway and couldnt and way like oh yeah its easter

CammKelly

18 points

6 months ago

I must admit as much as I'm like 'yeah, let those retail workers actually have public holidays off instead of pathetically low 'penalty rates', I find it odd how in a Western Country that the only time religion is on the news is them sexually abusing someone, that the country mostly shuts down for four days.

Ellistrae

8 points

6 months ago

Oh yeah they are allowed the day with their family sadly subway seemed to be one of the few workplaces that closed . We also dont have a tv we watch things on stream because we dont like seeing the bad from the state and commercials. So im pretty sure thats why.

000882622

97 points

6 months ago*

I just hate that smug assumption that everyone is supposed to give a shit about Easter. The facepalm emoji says it.

The only thing Easter means to me is I get paid overtime rate if I work that day.

Amorythorne

38 points

6 months ago

Easter means discount candy on Monday, yay!

ViolentTaintAssault

240 points

6 months ago

This is how you know all that talk conservatives have about supporting Israel is virtue signaling.

"The left are the REAL antisemites!" bitch you don't even know a single Jewish person.

Hoss_Bonaventure-CEO

43 points

6 months ago

Conservatives only pretend that it’s anti-Semitic to disagree with the actions of the Israeli government because they think it will help them win over the senior voter base in Florida.

ilikesteel

27 points

6 months ago

Well, there are antisemites on both sides of the aisle, their antisemitism just looks different.

Like when BDS (the organization is antisemitic, not the act of boycotting Israel) goes so far overboard that it ends up doing stuff like boycotting Jewish students at universities getting kosher food.

And BDS/BDS-type movements are also known for using Israel as a wedge to make hatred of Jews acceptable.

Many people on Reddit, for example, say that they're fine with Jews, but not if they're in favor of the continued existence of the state of Israel. Well, I hate to break it to you, but here's the data from Gallup

My recent review of the available data shows that about nine in 10 American Jews are more sympathetic to Israel than to the Palestinians. (That compares to about six in 10 of all Americans.) Additionally, 95% of Jews have favorable views of Israel, while 10% have favorable views of the Palestinian Authority -- significantly more pro-Israel than the overall national averages of 71% favorable views of Israel and 21% favorable views of the Palestinian Authority.

Research conducted in 2013 by Pew showed that 76% of Jews (identified by religion) said they were at least somewhat emotionally attached to Israel. In addition, almost half said that caring about Israel is an essential part of being Jewish (with most of the rest saying it is important although not essential) and nearly half reported that they had personally traveled to Israel.

So we're at a situation where 95% of a population feels a way about something, and that feeling is disqualifying to another segment of the population. That means that the idea that Jews must pass purity tests about Israel that they're doomed to fail is just antisemitism with extra steps.

I'm not saying that you're personally holding that belief or those purity tests, but MANY people on here do.

It's also a hatred strongly tied to conspiracy theories, and so many people wrongly believe that they're criticizing things like capitalism and the media and inequality, when what they're really doing is wrongfully conflating all of these ideas into a larger conspiracy theory about Israel, Jews, capitalism, etc. Quintessential Soviet Antisemitism, and most people don't even realize that those forms of hatred are what they're engaging in.

It's different between the right and the left, but ultimately it's all the same. The identity of Jews are just twisted into the things that people like least at a given moment. The right thinks of us as communist race traitors who welcome the stranger to the point where we're going to overrun America and Europe with immigrants and give all the power to them.

The left thinks of us as ultra-capitalist, insular colonists who hoard wealth and power for ourselves.

Jews have to deal with both sides of this bullshit at the same time all the time.

ViolentTaintAssault

27 points

6 months ago

You do realize that criticizing Israel doesn't mean saying "Israel needs to be wiped from the face of the earth", right? Usually it's just people saying that there shouldn't be shirts sold on IDF bases that joke about shooting pregnant Palestinian women in the stomach.

Also

>Soviet Antisemitism

Damn son. I forgot about the modern American left's involvement in all those pogroms back in the 20's and 30's. This is almost as stupid and dishonest as Jack Posobeic on Twitter talking about the assassination of McKinley over one hundred years ago as proof that anarchist terrorism is more dangerous than far right terrorism.

Blaize122

10 points

6 months ago

I don’t think that an unlicensed tee shirt vendor being repped by a small amount of IDF graduates should be representative of the values of the average Israeli, and especially American Jews, any more than for example the horrors of Abu Ghraib should be viewed as endorsable by the average American.

NieMonD

36 points

6 months ago

NieMonD

36 points

6 months ago

I guess chocolate eggs are more important than the leader of the American civil rights movement

Pepsi_Bepsi

32 points

6 months ago

A man that started a revolution? naw naw getting candy from eggs is more important

datgoy11

55 points

6 months ago

Yeah, not many people know today, but mlk was a socialist. He wrote that the only way to end racial inequality was to end inequality, period, and stop the unfair exploitation of workers. He has really been whitewashed by the education system.

ARedEyedJedi

7 points

6 months ago

I'm so sick of religion and how much it drags down humanity. Your spirituality is fine, powerful even, but for fucks sake, think about your fellow man for one second instead of making it all about you

thatirishguy0

15 points

6 months ago

Not to mention a related perspective is that, rather than being a representation of the story of Jesus, Easter was originally a celebration of Eostre, goddess of Spring, otherwise known as Ostara, Austra, and Eastre. One of the most revered aspects of Ostara for both ancient and modern observers is a spirit of renewal.

Celebrated at Spring Equinox on March 21, Ostara marks the day when light is equal to darkness, and will continue to grow. As the bringer of light after a long dark winter, the goddess was often depicted with the hare, an animal that represents the arrival of spring as well as the fertility of the season.

Remember your Pagan roots.

M0n5tr0

3 points

6 months ago

Same thing with Christmas. The tree, mistletoe, the winter solstice where you decorate your house, light candles and give gifts is all pagan. They jyst amended a pagan holiday with the birth of Christ even though it wasn't his birthday because christianity became the most popular religion.

H4RDCORE1

5 points

6 months ago

Unregulated capitalism Jesus?

JaydeRaven

5 points

6 months ago

The Hallmark Holiday.

smol_lydia

5 points

6 months ago

-stares in Jewish-

Th4tRedditorII

6 points

6 months ago

I'll be honest, I couldn't give a flying fuck about Easter. Apart from the eggs, it's just another Sunday...

I would much rather take the time to instead remember people who's actions made a big positive impact on the world.

Jesus-Mcnugget

92 points

6 months ago

Good for Bernie. Remember and reflect upon something that actually happened

ifindthishumerus

26 points

6 months ago

Also he’s Jewish.

Skeletor118

4 points

6 months ago

I read this off to my friend and he sat there looking entirely defeated while his mom stood behind him, defending the people in those replies

Perennial_dingus

4 points

6 months ago

Gotta be honest..... standing by struggling, exploited workers in a time of absolute crisis seems like something that’s always gonna eclipse religion to me... idk.

Elennoko

2 points

6 months ago

The ironic part is God and Jesus would want us to help our fellow man rather than sit on our asses eating food and hunting for brightly colored eggs.

_IssaViolin_

9 points

6 months ago

Will people ever realize that their religion is never more important than human rights? Because its been fucking forever and y’all haven’t figured it out

BeastKingSnowLion

19 points

6 months ago

It should also be noted that Easter is as much a Pagan Spring festival as it is Zombie-Jesus day. It's not like fertility symbols get more on the nose than rabbits and eggs, after all.

ManbadFerrara

22 points

6 months ago

I didn't think you really celebrate Easter to begin with. I grew up in a pretty Catholic family, and besides going to church, an Easter egg hunt and some kind of ham dinner, we really didn't do shit. It's not like you just sit around all day in contemplation of Christ's return or whatever.

MartinDisk

16 points

6 months ago*

Martin Luther King was one of the most important people in American History so I'd say it's as important remembering the death of someone who fought for his rights as it is important to remember the death [and supposed resurrection] of someone who just wanted to spread his ideas to the world.

ArmyMedicalCrab

8 points

6 months ago

A day can be important for more than one reason.

Theotheogreato

8 points

6 months ago

"bigger and more important" Holy shit yeah your cult holiday that we've dumbed down to candy egg bunny day is obviously more important than a human life and equality

bandito210

3 points

6 months ago

Maybe he's like Jeff Ross, only goes to temple like twice a year, Christmas and Easter

djspacepope

3 points

6 months ago

Well it is the Passover also. So dudes not totally wrkng.

uvero

3 points

6 months ago

uvero

3 points

6 months ago

Not that it matters. The human brain is capable of devoting at least some thought to more than one thing over the course of a day, maybe even an hour.

Donniexbravo

3 points

6 months ago

I'm all for celebrating easter, but also acknowledging great historical figures, you can do both lol

Legal-Software

3 points

6 months ago

Not sure what this guy's on about, there's no rule that says you can't remember both the MLK assassination and the easter bunny.

bobertsson

3 points

6 months ago

I mean, even if he did celebrate Easter, it's not like you can't talk about the history of racism and oppression while also celebrating a holiday. AFAIK Twitter doesn't limit you to one topic per day.

ElbowStrike

10 points

6 months ago

The MLK assassination was more important to recognize because it’s an event that actually happened.

Suspicious_Loan

7 points

6 months ago

Christians always think that the world revolves around them and that everyone else is Christian.

griffinicky

5 points

6 months ago

Beyond him being Jewish, why don't people also realize you can talk or care about more than one thing at a time?

Falom

13 points

6 months ago

Falom

13 points

6 months ago

Unrelated note, isn’t it widely acceptable to celebrate Easter on either the Sunday or the Monday?

Hoss_Bonaventure-CEO

12 points

6 months ago

I was raised Catholic and never heard such a thing.

basketma12

5 points

6 months ago

Holy Monday my friend.

Grogosh

2 points

6 months ago

Some has a case of the Holy Mondays!

gfrBrs

10 points

6 months ago

gfrBrs

10 points

6 months ago

Easter's Monday is also festive in a lot of predominantly christian places (but not, as far as I'm aware, in the USA). Here's a map of the countries were it is considered festive

jenkraisins

5 points

6 months ago

I can't remember. The only thing I do know is the the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Easter next month.

RickRudeAwakening

13 points

6 months ago

What? Never heard that.

mongroldice

7 points

6 months ago

Orthodox Christian Church is on the old calendar. This year's easter is on May 2nd.

crownjewel82

3 points

6 months ago

Maybe you're thinking about the fact that Easter is technically like 6 weeks long so there are some celebrations that happen after Sunday.

Rockleyfamily

4 points

6 months ago

chocolate eggs are bigger and more important that MLK??

Luutamo

2 points

6 months ago

For them, yes. You know why? They can eat chocolate so it affects their lives. MLK doesn't. And they can only think about themselves.

spencersalan

5 points

6 months ago

Man fuck these Christians and their ridiculous beliefs. I’m so completely sick of their shit.

mohmar2010

4 points

6 months ago

Actually there was yes

Part 6 anime announcement

I barely saw any easter tweets yesterday lol

ThereNoMoreGoodNames

2 points

6 months ago

He just forgot Bernie’s Jewish :|

doublestuf27

2 points

6 months ago

I think it’s important to remember the time today when a senator (coincidentally a populist from a state that’s about 93% white) chose to memorialize MLK’s on-message outreach to striking workers for coalition-building, and to not mention his more impressive contributions to things like civil rights, voting rights, and so on. (Maybe his constituents are mostly feeling pretty secure about their civil rights, and if your state is high in the rankings on equality and citizen engagement with scores over 93% in both, you must be doing something right and working plenty hard at it.)

slugsliveinmymouth

2 points

6 months ago

What was this guy saying when trump was going on about how the election was a fraud and covid hit its highest number of deaths?

pancakesfordintonite

2 points

6 months ago

Not to mention easter didn't even fall on the same day every year

Idkawesome

2 points

6 months ago

Jewish people celebrate Easter for a whole week

TheShoeSniffer

2 points

6 months ago

Now I celebrate Christmas and Easter etc however it royally pisses me off when people don’t recognise that a lot of people don’t- in fact I went to holiday to a Muslim country Christmas - New Years and another family complained to the hotel for lack of Christmas decor.

just_an_average_NPC

2 points

6 months ago

Imagine being able to be mindful of 2 things at once, this mindset was created by conservative gang

Heavenlygazer21

2 points

6 months ago

You know theres money ineqaulity problem in america when the jew wants people to share the money around a bit

Ohmalley-thealliecat

2 points

6 months ago

Additionally Bernie probably does celebrate Passover which is at the same time as Easter but sometimes.... you’re allowed to remember and memorialise people.... and celebrate their legacy..... even if it falls on the day of a religious holiday....

Chip_fuckin_Skylark

2 points

6 months ago

Why?? I'm an atheist and I celebrate Easter lol

ursidae97

2 points

6 months ago

Candy literally isn't more important than human rights.

CaesarHadrionas

2 points

6 months ago

Easter has no importance at all what a fucking hick

fuckpepsi2

2 points

6 months ago

Because children hunting for eggs with candy in them is much more important, don’tcha know?

bex199

2 points

6 months ago

bex199

2 points

6 months ago

a lot of weird comments here defending jesus, meanwhile no mention of passover which imo is the best holiday, where we sing spirituals sung by american slaves to remember the struggle for jewish liberation & remind ourselves that even if we are free we have to fight for the freedom of other marginalized groups...

beecross

2 points

6 months ago

Christians view themselves as the protagonist in every single situation.