New York Times Geniuses Confuzzled on Whole “Easter” Concept

Issue correction on Papish story.

Pope Calls for ‘Peace in All the World’ in First Easter Message

VATICAN CITY — In his first Easter Sunday message, Pope Francis passionately called for “peace in all the world,” urging Israelis and Palestinians to “resume negotiations to end a conflict that has lasted all too long,” calling for an end to the civil war in Syria, and promoting a “renewed spirit of reconciliation” on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been rising…


This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: April 1, 2013

An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven.

2 Responses to “New York Times Geniuses Confuzzled on Whole “Easter” Concept”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Hmm. Nicean Creed: “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

    And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

    Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

    And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

    And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.”

    It varies a bit (and has caused HUGE arguements where it does) but all of them say “and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven” – so the two are, at least as I was taught, both being celebrated. Yeah, I know he stopped on the way to chat with a few people – but then he went on into heaven, it is believed…

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh He certainly went up to Heaven to hang out with Pops…40 days later during the appropriately-named “ascension” 🙂

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