i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
wich is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
I know that Christianity is afflicted with the likes of Pat Robertson and pedophile priests; I know that Easter was "stolen" from Pagan celebrations (or at least the timing, trappings, and name were), I know there are a lot of legitimate grievances out there...
But I have Christian friends who live their faith, and who are coming out of a sincere and deeply felt spiritual retreat today.
And this morning at dawn I was at a UU service where we stood around a bonfire and sang the sun up; and I felt in that time a potential for healing.
So even though I am still repairing the damage that was done to me, and even though I know that there are many Christians who think of me as less than human for my own soul-deep beliefs, the flip comments about "Zombie Jesus", etc. still bug me. I may not agree with Christian theology, but the mockery just seems cruel. Yes, there have been many cruelties perpetrated in the name of these same beliefs- but do two wrongs make a right?
So I wish my Christian friends a happy Easter, and my Pagan and Heathen friends a happy holy healthy Spring day.
ETA: the "damage" mentioned above is nothing more (or less) than a tendency towards guilt mentality and an adolescent nervous breakdown brought on by trying to believe in a faith that was wrong for me, that I didn't, couldn't, and quite possibly never did believe in. It messed me up pretty badly, and I don't deny that- but I'm not an abuse victim or anything. Sorry for any misconceptions.