WASHINGTON, April 1, 2018: For those of us who still believe in God, today is the most important day of the year. It is the day all Christians commemorate the miracle of Christ’s Resurrection. In rising from the grave three days after his brutal, ritualistic slaughter, Christ redeemed mankind. He also offered a new message of hope to all who would follow him.
Today’s many branches of the Christian faith have varying theological interpretations of the meaning of Christ’s Resurrection. Even so, the lesson of Christ’s death, resurrection, and mankind’s redemption as the core beliefs of Christianity. The events of the Easter Triduum are the fulfillment of ancient prophecies of a Messiah. He was to be the divine fountain from which all Christian faith, hope and charity flows. And in the Resurrection of Christ, those prophecies were fulfilled.
This, at least, is pretty much what I was taught as a Catholic kid back in the more theologically rigid 1950s. But at the end of that decade, our Baltimore Catechism Catholicism suddenly confronted a bewildering religious makeover launched by Vatican II. For better or for ill, Pope John XXIII opened a religious Pandora’s box. As a result of Vatican II, we continue to witness the council’s aftereffects, both good and bad.
Most 1950s Christians knew the core articles of faith that underpinned their religious beliefs. Today’s know-all, see-all MSM poseurs merely pretend to know everything about Christianity. Yet they know nothing at all. Behind the scenes in real life, they regard Christianity as a silly, malleable mythology. Only “bitter clingers” and “deplorables” believe such nonsense.
Today’s column on our Media Merry-Go-Round starts off with a pair of spectacular MSM ignorance when it comes to Christ’s Resurrection and Holy Week in general.
Christ’s Resurrection: The latest theological twist via NPR’s ongoing Dunciad of reportage
Via NewsBusters, we get to explore some profound theological thought. Here, we re-visit the Holy Writ as interpreted by a radical Christian gasbagging on NPR. Tom Blumer reports.
“In an example of stunning ignorance exhibited by an experienced journalist, an NPR reporter told readers Friday that Easter is ‘the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven. Good grief.
“NPR has corrected Vanessa Romo’s story:
“An earlier version of this post incorrectly described Easter as ‘the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven.’
“The article’s content now reads:
“Easter — the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection — is on Sunday.”
Comment: Such a surprise! But do read on.
A very, very Good Friday indeed, via NBC Chief Theologian Chuck Todd
Courtesy of The Daily Caller, let’s add to our reportage on this year’s Christian Revisionist effort. This little tidbit involves an intriguing interpretation of Good Friday. NBC’s Chief Theologian Chuck Todd explains.
“NBC News’ Chuck Todd said Friday that he likes to remind people on Good Friday that ‘any day can become ‘good,'” causing many to question if he understands the religious significance of the holiday…
“In a Friday tweet, Todd suggested that Good Friday is not a wholly religious day, referring to the crucifixion as the ‘religious aspect of the day.'”
Final Comment: What a condescending, clueless buffoon! Who alive today celebrates Good Friday for its “non-religious aspects”?A counter-tweet quickly rebutted Todd’s fake news.
I’m a bit hokey when it comes to “Good Friday.” I don’t mean disrespect to the religious aspect of the day, but I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become “good,” all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part. Works EVERY time.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 30, 2018
The day of Jesus’ crucifixion is considered a victory of Good over Evil, Chuck. Your ignorant and insensitive comment should get you fired. Every Christian is offended by your derogatory & pejorative lack of respect on this holy day. You should repent & then pray for forgiveness.
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) March 31, 2018
As we move through the current century, it’s remarkable to me that today’s grossly overpaid and over-hyped media ignoramuses continue to get away with their obvious ignorance and reportorial laziness. Furthermore, Romo and Todd shoot from the hip when it comes to Christianity. Very possibly raised as Christians, they can’t remember a thing they learned in Sunday school. Perhaps, they deliberately chose to forget it all.
Both these laughable religious blunders result from generations of Americans who chose to replace Christianity with Clinton-era “situation ethics.” More bluntly, they replaced Christian morality with the notion that “If it feels good, do it.”
The Clinton and Obama administrations swamped American laws and traditions with this situational approach. Hillary Clinton’s disastrously failed campaign may have been its death rattle. In the meantime, the lazy asses in the media and government still report and interpret current events. Yet, they lack the intellectual depth to do so. Astonishingly, they can’t adjust to their current “situation.” They still think they live in the 1960s.
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Above photo: 2007 Easter Sunrise service at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church with other local Baptist churches. Photo taken prior to sunrise. Location is Rockland, Maine. Image via Wikipedia entry on Easter, CC 3.0 license.