I’ve said before that I’m not much of a believer anymore, but it’s been a long path getting here. I grew up with the religion of my parents – Catholicism – and I also grew up keenly aware that generations ago my father’s ancestors in Eastern Europe were Jewish. I don’t know if this makes much sense, but being of both Catholic and Jewish ancestry means a fair amount to me, even if the religions themselves don’t. So, I’m not one to proselytize my own lack of faith: To each his or her own, is pretty much the way I look at it.
Also, I think it’s not altogether appropriate to beat up on people of faith in the midst of Holy Week and Pesach. There’re other, more appropriate times to debate theology; for now, let’s let the religious enjoy the holidays in peace.
And anyway, leave it to Bruce Springsteen to find a common human thread in the Easter story:
A mother prays, “Sleep tight my child, sleep well
For I’ll be at your side
That no shadow, no darkness no tolling bell
Shall pierce your dreams tonight.” …
So if you celebrate Easter or Passover, have a beautiful, peaceful day Sunday. In fact, even if you don’t celebrate Easter or Passover, have a beautiful, peaceful day Sunday.
Oh yeah. And speaking of religion: Go Blackhawks!
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