Date of Easter
In Western Christianity, Easter always falls on a Sunday from March 22 to April 25 inclusive. The following day, Easter Monday, is a legal holiday in many countries with predominantly Christian traditions. In Eastern Christianity, Easter falls between April 4 and May 8 between 1900 and 2100 based on the Gregorian date.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars (which follow the motion of the sun and the seasons). Instead, they are based on a lunar calendar similar—but not identical—to the Hebrew Calendar. The precise date of Easter has often been a matter for contention.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kelly. Here is a link to the Federalist Patriot Good Friday Edition posted 4/12/06.
It gives a history of the pagan aspects of Easter and the true meaning of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I also posted a link to your blog on my blog as I find your blog very well done. :-)
Thank you for your visit. I checked out the link you posted. We need to not forget what Easter is truly about...that of His gift of the atonement and resurrection.
Kelly, thanks for the correction. This is the third time an chain email I took for granted as being true was really a hoax, and I deleted the entire post.
Everytime a story or article or something that seems to good to be true or whatever...I check things out before I pass it on.
The internet is the fastest way to spread rumors. and they go round and round and round.
You have given me my next post :)
The first time I felt compelled to post one of those was the one going around that said that the ACLU was about to sue the U.S. military because of a photograph that showed a rank of praying soldiers.
It rang true, but at the same time too much, and I personally checked that out and discovered that it was indeed a hoax.
The second one was about Ollie North naming Osama Bin Laden during the Iran-Contra hearings (with Senator Gore scoffing), and Clinton demanding the release of 9/11 terrorist Mohammad Atta.
That one rang so true that I didn't even bother fact-checking it, and posted it.
Jeff was all over it. He was right, and I had to take it down.
The third one was the Quran post, which you thankfully caught.
I'm interested in seeing what you have to say about it.
I'll say this: Regarding the first two, I think what's overlooked is the fact that they were sso believable in first place.
This is because they are similar in theme and nature to actual events/behavior (e.g. North DID name a terrorist, but it wasn't 9/11 Atta, Gore is a foolish scoffer, Clinton did pass up on apprehending Bin Laden, etc.).
The third one about the Quranic prophecy threw me because it was the closing, climactic item at the end of a long list about Iraq's pivotal place in the Old Testament (e.g. Eden, Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom, etc.)etc.), which were true.
But what's up with them?
Are the anti-Democratic/liberal ones actually circulated by Democratic/liberal operatives, so as to readily disprove them and so lend doubt on anything else damaging to the party or cause that may come along?
BTW, thanks for the history lesson. I know it'sfrom Wikipedia, but I'll provide a link to this post on the "Sunday Edition." ;)
John said, "But what's up with them?
Are the anti-Democratic/liberal ones actually circulated by Democratic/liberal operatives, so as to readily disprove them and so lend doubt on anything else damaging to the party or cause that may come along?"
My personal opinion is that there are individuals who make these things up...for what reason I have not yet come to understand.
I also get things that come through my inbox that pertain to the LDS Church reported as fact. For instance...there was a letter (supposedly from a very Famous Person) praising the Mormons, UP and Down. After some research into it...I learned that it was written by someone with the same name as that famous person...trying to pass themselves off as that famous person.
All this makes me a little cynical (sp). I will be the first to verify something before I forward anything.
Several years ago there was a man by the name of Mark Hoffman who seemed to have found some rare documents about our church.
His documents eventually came to light as frauds...but not before two people were murdered because of it.
His intent was to mix a little truth in with his lies so that people would believe his attempts to discredit us.
Why they do it...I don't know. Perhaps it is because they believe so strongly that we are wrong that they will do anything to discredit us. All it takes is enough doubt and truth be damned.
But I don't think that it is an organized measuer on the part of Democrats ...as to the Political things that are sent. I think there are individuals who, like Jeff, will do what ever it takes to get their point across...even if it takes "intentional nastiness". If you plant the seed of doubt in someone's mind...you are that much closer to winning the battle.
I am with you on the whole Iraq and its location being of significance. Yes, Iraq is significant. It is the furtile crescent. It is Mesopatamia (sp).
The Muslim people (not just in Iraq) are decendents of Abraham...just as the Jews and the other tribes of Israel.
The grand sceme of things is as old as time.
I really wanted to believe that Quran verse...but my instincts said...check it out first.
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