A period of greed

Isn't it a shame when our old traditions are silenced or obliterated in deference to alien religions.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 6:16 am
Updated Thursday, 31st March 2016, 6:21 am
Easter Eggs

That’s what English pagans must have said when their customary springtime festival in honour of the Goddess Eostre was swept aside by a new craze from the continent, and forcibly replaced by the new-fangled “Easter”.

This still rankles today with us pesky English non-Christians, so secretly we have been lobbying big manufacturers to remove “Easter” from their seasonal egg-and bunny-shaped goodies.

Chocolate is so central to the Christian faith that this will undermine it completely, and then we can reclaim the name for its proper use to describe a period of greed, overindulgence and unnecessary consumption, filling that awkward spending gap between the solstices.

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J Robin Hughes

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