Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ham on Easter?

This was too perfect not to post. Our local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot had the following in today's paper:

"It's Easter Sunday. But before you dig into that succulent pig (remember Yeshua didn't eat pork BLJ), did you ever stop to wonder if more folks eat ham on Easter or Christmas (the answer is Christmas BLJ)?

Ishtar, also known as Semiramis, bore a son Tammuz, a hunter who was killed by a wild pig. In honor of Tammuz, Ishtar decreed a 40-day period each year during which no meat could be eaten. It concluded with a celebration on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. Ishtar commanded that a pig be eaten then to remember the killer of her son."

Does that sound like Lent?

It is a real shame that a secular newspaper has more truth than most churches.

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