The graphic above is from WarOnEaster.org, a website set up by atheist film director Brian Flemming in 2008, to promote a campaign to slip copies of his 2005 documentary, The God Who Wasn`t There, into pews and under church doors during the Easter time.
Flemming had purchased 666 copies of his own movie for what might well be described as an ideological/promotional giveaway.
Thus began the “War on Easter”—with its own website, waroneaster.org.The new site became a hub for a campaign in which Flemming recruited believers in the film to distribute copies of the DVD to churches over the upcoming Easter holiday, Handing them to pastors? No, not exactly, Those recruited were intended to place the film surreptitiously—in pew racks, in restrooms, in bushes, by the door, or in any place where it might later be found with a little effort. Plastic Easter eggs, too, were used for distribution to the younger set; though these would contain messages such as, “Jesus is no more real than the Easter Bunny.” Once these trinkets were placed. those recruited could return to the website and tell the story of how they proudly placed Flemming`s markers. I found this story particularly poignant:
We got an odd look from a police officer when we were sitting across the street from a playground in an old brown Chevy Celebrity with a bunch of easter eggs, flyers, and a lot of liquor in the back seat. [Easter is lower cased in the original, of course.]
So that’s something to think about when you hear, as you do at this time of year, that there’s “No War On Easter”, or “conservatives have now started a War on Easter.” Here’s the latest versions:
- Fox News Kicks Off Its War On Easter Hatefest
News Hounds-Apr 8, 2014
- O`Reilly`s Grievance Industry – War On Easter Edition
News Hounds-Apr 18, 2014
- Quit Trying to Make the `War on Easter` Happen
Jezebel- Apr 19, 2014
But if you want to know about the basic Cultural Marxist War On Easter, all you need to do is search Google News for “Spring Bunny” (673 results) or “Spring Egg” (1270 results ). The Spring Bunny is what was known to everyone, all my life, until just the other day as the Easter Bunny, who brought Easter Eggs, not Spring Eggs.
Here, mixed in with many normal Easter announcements, is this one from Dos Picos Regional Park, near Ramona, California:
Children will find a “target-rich environment” of approximately 4,000 goodie-filled eggs at Dos Picos Regional Park’s annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, say park rangers.
The eggs will be scattered among three zones: for ages 2 and younger, ages 3 to 5, and ages 6 and older. The park requests a donation of $1 per participant.
Tradition has it that the Spring Bunny will be hopping by for photo opportunities and furry hugs.
Easter egg hunts galore this weekend in Ramona, Ramona Sentinel, April 18, 2014
I mention this because of not only does it have the Easterless “egg hunt” and the non-Easter “Spring Bunny”, but the wonderfully ironic “Tradition has it.”
But there’s a War on all of that. And VDARE.com intends to keep noticing, and fighting back.
Previous Easter Stories
- Easter 2013: America’s Calvary—And Resurrection
- The War On Easter Is Just Like The War On Christmas, But Fewer People Have Noticed
- Yes, Virginia, There Is A War On Easter—And Also War On Easter Denial
- War On Easter 2010
- War Against Christmas Now War On Easter?
- Easter 2010: Who Is This “Spring Bunny”?
- The Fulford File: Save The Easter Bunny! (And America)
- The Fulford File: Happy Easter From VDARE.com
- The Fulford File: Happy Easter Once Again From VDARE.COM!
- War On Easter: Seattle School Steers Students to Spring Spheres
- myRobot—Our Easter Bunny By Steve Sailer
(Steve Sailer`s kids got a rabbit for Easter. What they didn`t get was an illegal alien to do the vacuuming. Read about why this was unnecessary.)
- A Happy Easter To All Our Readers, by Peter Brimelow, 2005
- Easter 2003: What Would Enoch Say? By Peter Brimelow
- Easter And The Resurrection Of The West, by Chilton Williamson, 2002
James Fulford [firstname.lastname@example.org] is the letters editor for VDARE.com