Monday, April 17, 2006

Three Alabama Editorials on Easter

The Birmingham News gave University of Alabama Journalism Professor David Sloan editorial space to publish "Evidence supports resurrection did occur".

The Sunday edition of The Decatur Daily opined "‘Hurry please it’s time’ died on Easter morning"

Compare the above two literalist, fundamentalist toned efforts to The Madison Record allowing Alabama Democrat Representative Sue Schmitz to write "Easter is a time of new beginnings" where she reminded us of real Christian Values.

I know which approach I liked. Doctrinally I'm not so sure it matters one way or the other if Jesus "arose" or even existed as the basics of the faith, and in fact most of the major world religions, can work for positive good. Whatever gets you through the night is fine for me yet spirituality is about good works and caring and sharing and ... Peace ... or War!