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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A Modest Proposal

The TV adverts, at this time of the year, clearly indicate that the advertisers would really like Easter to be another Christmas. I think this is probably a forlorn hope. Therefore, with tongue firmly in cheek, may I make the following modest proposal?
As a child, it always used to grate against my sense of a proper narrative thread that we had Christmas, at which we celebrate the birth of Christ (dependent on your particular belief system, or lack of it) and then, 3 months later, Easter at which we commemorate his death as a full grown man. This never seemed to make any sense to me and meant that we had to belt through his life story in 3 short months and then dither about from March/April onwards until it got interesting, when you got to Advent again. Clearly this is nonsensical, so my proposal is that we move Easter to say, October. That gives a full 8 months to spin out the story from birth to crucifixion, breathe a sigh of relief and then start the whole process again. Would also mean you wouldn't get Cadbury Creme Eggs in the shops in ruddy January. Any takers?

Find another bright idea, here Another Modest Proposal

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