For he so loved mankind, that he sacrificed his life to color our Easter eggs with his blood. This must be the true history of Easter.......right? Or maybe it has something to do with the Jewish figure in the background.
Many people have asked what this apparently blasphemous image means. So I will share my thoughts. Basically, I believe, and this is only my opinion, that Christianity as practiced today has become a proxy religion. It is morally fashionable to say "I am a Christian and I worship and follow Jesus above all. People say this and truly believe that some how this makes them good, or that it makes them better, or at the very least sets them on the right path. However, most of their religious experiences are based on superficial commercialized holidays which have little to do with the source of the religion. The source of the religion is but a vague shadow in the background, and it's hardly visible in the presence of the fabricated, glamorized and sugar coated version that people experience today. I do not say this to put down Christians, churches, or the marketing teams of capitalist companies. I say this because it saddens me to see that most appear to completely miss the point of Christianity. They claim to be Christians with empty words, no true conviction, and with little understanding of the history of Christianity, the church and most other religions. Like I said it has become a moral fashion statement more than it has a set of beliefs and practices. This of course is not true for everyone, but it is true for many people who would angrily say it doesn't apply to them. It is not my place to say what the truth is behind the pop culture religion we have today. The highest truth can not be put into words, it can only be experienced. But we forsake these deeper experiences for the sake of superficial traditions and beliefs that we only follow because we have been raised to follow them, and because almost all the people we love and trust follow them. So we take them for granted and they loosed their meaning, their significance and their power. If Jesus ever came back, many sudo Christians would be the first one's on his smite list. I only wish that people were more interested in the source and the truth of their own religions instead of the lies and differences in others. My belief, for what little it's worth, is that if they understood the source and the true meaning, then they would realize that The One is the All, and the All is the One. I am no longer a Christian, but I still love, honor and cherish Christianity. I also love honor and cherish most other religions too, but I cling to none, because I believe they are fingers pointing to the truth, not the truth its self. As I said, the truth lies beyond words and rituals. God is just a word, a word is just a sound that points to a concept. A concepts is just a caricature of reality. So when we claim to worship Jesus and God, we are really worshiping our superficial ideas of what Jesus and God are, but our ideas are not based on the deeper truths. The deeper truths have been pushed into the background of our daily concerns because our jobs, families, and leisure are more important to us than understanding the source of our religions. Forgive me for the long winded statement. I tend to talk too much about the things I'm interested in.