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Friday, April 14, 2006
Here's a round-up of Easter-related items on this Good Friday:
I have no idea how long chocolate crosses have been on store shelves. I discovered them for the first time last Monday while hunting for Peeps at Fred Meyer (I prefer the traditional chicken ones to the newer, pink bunny kind). They had two different variations: a cheaper, smaller cross and the one I purchased, which is larger and comes with a stand so it can be used as a table centerpiece.
So now the obvious question: isn't eating the symbol of one's religion considered blasphemy? Sacrilege? Heresy? Insolence? Heretical doctrine? Something? Or, in this case, sacre-licious?
I haven't eaten it yet and, while it's officially sanctioned by Palmer Candy Co., I'm afraid doing so will result in a guaranteed, one-way ticket to hell. Or maybe the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, God, Jesus, the talking bush and possibly Jonah's whale will all show up on my doorstep to kick my ass. Not that I believe in any of that...
* FYI: In 1998 I attended a service at a church in Eugene and was "saved" by MC Hammer himself. This happened back in the days when he was touring the country as a preacher. My status as a Born Again Christian lasted all of 45 minutes.