An Atheist Revolution Easter Collection

Zombie Jesus Will Eat Your Brain

When it comes to the holidays celebrated in the United States, Christmas receives all the attention. I suppose it isn't fair to blame Christians for this. After all, much of the popularity of Christmas is secular. Plenty of people, including atheists, celebrate it without any gods. Halloween often comes in second, though some of us prefer it to Christmas.

What about Easter? In terms of popularity, it is low on the list. It seems like Easter should be far more meaningful to most Christians than Christmas. This has not been my experience. Even in the Christian household of my youth, Easter was a second or third tier holiday.

Why am I surprised that Easter, rather than Christmas, isn't the centerpiece of Christianity? Everyone who has ever lived was born. Jesus is one of the few to be allegedly resurrected, though it should be noted that growing numbers of Christians may no longer believe this. Shouldn't that be enough to make Easter much more important than it seems to be?

I suspect that part of the answer has to do with how many Christians believe what they claim to believe. If they believed that they claim to believe about Easter, it seems like it would be a bigger deal. If they suspected most of it was fiction vs. fact, this would be consistent with Easter's relative lack of importance.

In any case, here are some of the posts I have written on, around, or about Easters past and present:

I can't say Easter has ever meant much to me. Even as a Christian, it was never among my favorite holidays. But it has been a good excuse to have some fun writing about Christianity here at Atheist Revolution. I hope you enjoy your day and manage to retain some independent thought. It might come in handy.

This 2017 post has been updated with new posts added each year. It was revised and expanded in 2022.