The True Meaning of Easter

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ALL of his followers were Asian, you imbecile.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

ALL of his followers were Asian, you imbecile. He spent his entire life in mid-west Asia.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

@MP

Is that faint criticism?

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaminar

Well, I'm satisfied.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Yep. Fertility symbolism. I mean, really, eggs and rabbits? Kind of obviously about reproduction.

Insert Jesus necrophilia joke here.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEx

Most Christians aren't stuck up as the media would have you believe. That wouldn't be newsworthy.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I would love a t-shirt that said:

I'm all puffed up with faint pride.

also, that might explain the belly....

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

@MP I spend four days a week doing church related activities, and I found this quite amusing.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrev.felix

I always like the bumper sticker "Jesus is coming. Look busy!"

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKris L

personally, i liked it! i especially liked the explanation for HARD BOILED eggs. never have seen that explained anywhere else! keep up the good work (and if you're not offending someone, you're not saying anything!)!

can't wait for May Day explanations!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I've been telling children that the reason that Easter revolves around bunnies, eggs, and bright colors are because Jesus' favorite things in life were fluffy bunnies, eggs, and rainbows. When he died and came back, Jesus decided he would combine all three things into colored egg-laying bunnies in order to make everyone happier, since he had turned into a zombie--which made people sad.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I like the perspective and the way your arm is breaking the confines in panel two!
They most likely ate lamb at the Last Supper, since it was a Passover meal. Funny strip, thanks for not being all hostile toward Christians :-)

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJas

Another Christian who found it hilarious. But as some of the atheists are getting all serious, guess I'll throw in my 2 cents as well.

Many pagan festivals were worship of some aspect of nature or natural crap. Christians tend to think that the universe, as a creation of God, is good (if tainted). (Passing on the whole gnostic thing). So Christians saw pagans worshiping nature and said "nature's good, celebrating nature is fine, but how about we save our actual worship for the awesome dude who made it all."

Thus the relatively harmless celebratory traditions are retained, but the meaning is shifted from a focus on nature to a focus on nature's creator.

There. Still hilarious by the way.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIron Donkey

Peeps represent his posse. AKA disciples.

"Hey Peeps!"
"You, whazzup?"
"Nuttin, I'm just cold readin' to convince these fools i'm god."

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

Eh, so-so.
I am somewhat disappointed that more people don't know much about Easter. (Unless you were deliberately going for the funnier version?). As someone said above, it started off as a pagan fertility holiday. It was rather clumsily folded into Catholicism and assigned to Jesus' resurrection.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoodles

did anybody else notice the shadow on the chick's head looks like a chicken in panel dos?

August 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosh(ua)

Here's a good explanation of Easter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEOKrplgggU

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Didn't find it hilarious at all. Sorry but it just seems wrong to me in how you placed it in your comic strip. I sort of found it as an insult.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlive2laugh

"He had no Asian or Hispanic . . ."

Yeah, but be fair - Spanish as a language didn't EXIST at the time.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

Jesus had no Asian followers? Jesus was Asian..

May 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLars

This is the firs time I'm commenting, since I think it's important to point out, I'm another Christian who found this particular strip to be magnificent. I will embrace your explanation for colored eggs from now on. I know it's baloney, but it's cute. And accurate, since Jesus does have followers of every race (today).
I actually take issue with "Hispanic"... Why people keep thinking of us Hispanics as being just a race or a color? Hispanic is a cultural background, that can be found in people of many races. There are white Hispanics (like me), black, native (a little part of me), "asian" and "middle eastern" Hispanics, as well as a wide array of "mixtures" of the above. Thinking Hispanic is a race makes as much sense as thinking "American" is a race.
Also, it's funny how the meaning of the word Asian has changed through the centuries. In Jesus' time, he would have been considered Asian, no doubt. But today, Asian is usually understood to mean "East Asian". Although tecnically Galilee is still part of Asia the continent.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLibertariandude

Nitpicking: Jesus lived and taught in Asia Minor, so technically most of his followers were Asian.

April 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRika

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