Monday, April 17, 2006

Celebrating the Ascenturrection

Reprinted without comment from Mere Comments. There's nothing I could possibly add.

Here in Lo Stato Cattolicissimo di Rhode Island, newscasters on two separate stations thought it fit to inform their audience this weekend what Easter was all about. "On Sunday," said they, "Christians will celebrate the day when they believe Jesus rose into heaven." So said the other. I don't know which is more embarrassing: that the media folks should think their audience so stupid as to need to have Easter defined for them, or that they should then go ahead and get it wrong. Somebody should let them know that there's a book containing an account of those several days long ago. But as one wit in my family put it, apparently people who fail to secure jobs as fenceposts go into journalism.