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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Here Comes The Easter Bunny!


Blogger Kelly said...

Happy Easter, John.

This year we are on the same day.

11:28 AM  
Blogger John said...

Yes. Happy Easter. :)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...


Question from an ignorant man.....does the Mormon Church officially recognize Easter?

2:35 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...


Thanks for asking.

Yes, we officially recognize Easter. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the primary beliefs.

Easter is so important that I hand out the Easter candy the day before so that we can think of the real meaning of Easter instead of the Easter bunny and all that fluff.

We believe in Jesus Christ. In fact, the official name of the "Mormon Church" is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jesus Christ, his birth, his life, his teachings, his death and resurrection are all a major part of what we believe.

In fact, on Easter, I had to give an Easter lesson to a class of 5 yr olds.

Last year my blog had an Easter greeting, but this year I was too busy finishing Easter dresses for 4 young girls at my house.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

BTW, James, I would not consider you an ignorant man. An ignorant man would not recognize that he didn't know.

Last year I learned the difference between the Western Easter calendar and the Orthodox Easter calendar because they did not land on the same week.

Thank you, John, for that bit of knowledge. :)

11:16 PM  
Blogger John said...

yw :)

5:25 AM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Thank you Kelly.

I consider myself pretty radically ignorant for the most part. One thing I *have* learned, though, is never to presume that you know anything about another church unless you ask specific questions.

As a youth, I did attend a Mormon service or two with some relatives that had become Mormon. Working as a cashier and supervisor for convenience store(s) for many years while going through HS and College, I had a fair share of dialogue with Mormon missionaries. To be perfectly honest, I enjoyed their visits more than I did the JW missionaries, but that, I think, is more about a difference of style.

When the JW's came by and found out that I was Roman Catholic, they never had another thing to say other than "you are wrong." Hard to get a conversation going with that. My Mother tells me that when my grandfather saw the JW's coming down the dirt road towards the farm house, he would pull out his shot-gun and sit on the porch. Funny enough, they went away.....

I only bring that up because I thought it was a funny thing.

Another question. Do you ever read Orson Scott Card?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I haven't read much Orson Scott Card but my husband has read quite a bit of his stuff.

I can just imagine some grandpa sitting on the front porch with his gun scaring the JWs away.

It is funny because of the scene, not the particular missionaries.

I have a story about a goat that kept us at bay when I was a Mormon missionary. We called it the guard goat. It was tied to a rope on one side of the drive way and could reach all the way across. It let us past to get to the front door of a house, but would not let us get past to leave. It took us a good 20 minutes to figure a way past it. That was in Pembroke, Virginia.

7:39 PM  

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