I have a few issues with this whole Easter thing. Let’s start with today.
Its called “Good Friday” but truly what is so good about it? Sure I get that Jesus had to die for your sins so its good in that regard but the idea that it is good really gets at me.
To me, today feels like a celebration of a death; a celebration of a man being beaten, tortured, humiliated and then after being forced to carry his “death bed” up a hill, nails are actually impaled into his extremities. Yes this sounds good to me – lets celebrate it.
I am honestly doubting the whole story because 3 hours doesn’t seem like enough time to bleed to death and it isn’t. In my online research I came across this website about the Crucifixion from a Medical Point of View. Basically it states that crucification wouldn’t have killed Jesus and Jesus essentially willed himself to die. So a medical doctor says that Jesus’s wounds weren’t severe enough to kill. You just have to believe that Jesus willed himself to die.
Then he gets put in a tomb and mysteriously disappears. Everyone believes he rose to heaven but no one saw it and he was just gone. Maybe someone just stole his body? Maybe they attempted to revive him with no success and Jesus is just buried in some random plot of land?
Why isn’t this a viable suggestion as to what happened to Jesus’s body?
Its more faith. Faith that everything in the bible is accurate. I just can’t not question it. None of it fits together logically no matter how you try to piece it together. Its like when my 4 year old is putting together a puzzle. It doesn’t matter that the pieces don’t match up let’s just shove them together and pretend it looks good.
Now do we celebrate Easter here? Damn right we do. I am not going to pass up Easter egg hunts and Peeps and a reason to have ham for dinner. But we are skipping the “resurrection rolls”, the story of a brutal death, and potential body snatchers.