Resurrection shuffle

Exactly twice in my life, Easter and April Fools’ Day happened to coincide. The first time, I didn’t notice. This time, it’s different.


  1. McGehee »

    1 April 2018 · 7:30 am

    Imagine Mary Magdalene bursting in on the mourning Apostles with the news that He is risen from the dead — only to follow it with, “April Fools!”

    No. Just no.

  2. fillyjonk »

    1 April 2018 · 7:43 am

    I agree: no, absolutely.

    I did think of “God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise” last night, though I think perhaps “foolish” and “wise” are not the most felicitous translations of the phrase (though I have known more than a few who thought themselves worldly-wise, who really were not, after all)

  3. McGehee »

    1 April 2018 · 8:36 am

    Indeed. So many people find that one day, or even one month, isn’t enough. They have to be fools 24/7/365.

  4. Roger Green »

    1 April 2018 · 3:00 pm

    Ussher is a pain for some modern Christians because his literal chronological calculation of time in the Old Testament is such hooey – dinosaurs walk the earth with humans, and whatnot.

  5. CGHill »

    1 April 2018 · 3:16 pm

    Which has no actual Scriptural basis, as even the good Bishop would have told us. (The young-earthers, so far as I can tell, aren’t quite so amusing as the flat-earthers.)

  6. mike »

    1 April 2018 · 8:16 pm

    Hang in until 2029 and you’ll get the trifecta.

  7. Holly H »

    2 April 2018 · 8:21 am

    And the good people of OKC gracefully tolerated the American Atheists’ convention in their fair city, over the Easter weekend. Did the April 1 overlap with Easter Sunday have anything to do with their booking date? Hopefully not. Probably it was all about availability.

  8. CGHill »

    2 April 2018 · 5:16 pm

    If I remember correctly, the Atheists were here at least once before.

  9. Holly H »

    4 April 2018 · 9:53 am

    But this time they had Hugh Laurie as their keynote speaker That group has apparently become a lot more “cool” since the 60’s, when they were started by you-know-who.

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