Easter Sunday was a day that Christians everywhere acknowledged the day that 2,000 or so years ago Jesus Christ rose from the grave to conquer death so that we may have eternal life so long as we believe in Him and accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Naturally, there are going to be people that protest against Christians celebrating this day because somehow, we’re “forcing our faith” on them. However, I’d just like to remind the naysayers that first of all, Easter is originally a Christian holiday – it’s not our fault that someone at some point decided to make it about a bunny bringing kids treats in eggs – and secondly, at least for those of us in America, the first amendment states we have freedom of religion. Therefore, we are allowed to freely celebrate and observe our religious holidays without anyone telling us we cannot do so (despite how much the government wants to take God out of our country).
Okay, my rant is over… moving on.
On Easter Sunday the prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron gave a message to his citizens talking about Easter and how the UK is a Christian country. Before he gave this message to his people, President Obama had advised him not to talk about the role of Christianity in his country.
If I may, and I will because it’s my blog, I just have one beef with Obama telling Mr. Cameron that he should not talk about this topic when he addressed his country which is that Obama is not the prime minster of the United Kingdom, David Cameron is. I believe that the prime minister should be able to give any message he wants to his country.
I applaud Mr. Cameron not only for his video wishing his country a happy Easter and touching on Christianity, but also for not letting President Obama suppress his voice.
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I whole heatedly concurs. Since The Lord Jesus Christ saved me ( 44 years ago, ) I’ve been led on a wonderful adventure of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…( Gal.5:22-23.) What a beautiful future we have, also.
Why would you call it Obama supressing his voice if he had taken the advice of another world leader? I doubt there was any coercion happening. (But I’m also comfortable taking Pres. Obama at his word when he claims to be Christian. Who am I to judge that? But I do understand not everyone is comfortable believing him.)
I’ve never really heard any of the backlash against Easter, but that’s likely a combination of Christianity still being the majority religion, and even more the fact that I work for a Christian publishing house (it’s a bit of a bubble in here.)
I can’t say I’ve ever heard any backlash about Easter. I know that what Obama said can seem bad, but keep in mind, he’s looking at it from a country that has fought very hard to keep the separation of Church and state a thing. There’s more backlash towards it because it has led to so many negative things in the states. In the UK, not as much.