Monday, April 14, 2008

Christmas vs. Easter



Scientists recently found spruce trees in Sweden that may be up to 8,000 years old. That beats the current 5,000 year old California record holder by three millenia! And since we're on the subject of conifers, we can easily jump over to Christmas, right? And from there compare it to Easter? And hey, how does Easter resist the commercialism of Christmas anyhow? I mean, both holidays have to do with Jesus. I suppose his torturous death does seem a little unsavory in comparison to the image of a newborn baby in a manger with some kings and shepherds trekking across the desert, following a convenient star in the sky. "Jesus remains the world's most famous victim of capital punishment." And that doesn't seem likely to sell quite as many Hallmark greeting cards.

5 comments:

Christie said...

I once made hollow chocolate Jesus' for Easter, using my Jesus dashboard buddy as a mold, and tried to ship them to my friends. They melted before arrival.

The one that made it through "alive", had it's head bitten off by the resident cat. I could only wish I had filled them with cherry filling.

I would buy the Hallmark card.

Manthony said...

OMG, I would totally buy a chocolate Jesus with cherry-filling!!!

Christie said...

I really thought they would be popular in the commercialization of Easter.

The Christian book stores didn't agree and refused to hear my pitch...imagine a horde of atheists swamping their stores...more customers...etc.

Raspberry was the alternative.

Manthony said...

Raspberry would sell out for sure. Or maybe you could use whatever that stuff is inside of Cadbury eggs. I think it might be fondant?

Christie said...

Cadbury Creme would be delicious...but might somewhat resemble pus after biting off the head of Jesus...

Another nifty idea would have been to add holes in the hands, feet and forehead. He could have then been a Cherry-Filled Chocolate Stigmata Jesus.