'That would certainly be a dishonestly drawn conclusion that Google are "good little secularists" or that they are "ignoring Jesus on Easter" ' ----there are over 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, adding in all other Christians significantly increases that number. It may be a reach to call Google secularist but as liberals, this is provable by Google officers words and actions, secularism comes before Christianity.
"Odd, many people turn to bunnies and eggs on Easter. We don't hear anyone complaining about that. What do bunnies and eggs have to do with Jesus?" ---- there is an interesting level of ignorance about the evolution of Christian practice and the co-opting of pagan images - perhaps a little open minded reading would help.
"We also don't see Christians jumping up to honor Ramadan or Yom Kippur." ---perhaps you should keep an eye on Google to see if they acknowledge Ramadan or Yom Kippur, as for the Christians I know, including me, acknowledgement of both is very common. Perhaps you should take the recent actions of Pope Francis in washing the feet of a Muslim woman and insisting on a greater effort to reach out to Muslims.
Perhaps they felt that honoring a man who dedicated his life to improving the lives of ordinary people through nonviolent means and ended up dying penniless was a fitting tribute to the inspiration and sacrifice of Christ.
What did you want? A bunny with a basket of eggs?
Or how about a slightly different question? What would Jesus prefer? A tribute to Chavez, a man he likely would have very much liked? Or you complaining about it? Perhaps you are the true secularist here.
What is really surprising is that there are adults, living in the 21st century. who believe that a character, from a fairy tale, came back from being dead, just because it's written in an ancient book of childish stories. SMH!
prettydarkhourse, Actually, what Galileo said was that the earth is moving and this got him in trouble with the Inquisition. He was persecuted and threaten to be burned, so he reluctantly retracted his affirmation, but on his way out murmured the famous "eppure si muove" - "however it moves"
The Catholic Church has repudiated the entire Galileo incident. The Catholic Church was not the only body that found the drive to understand planetary motion and celestial mechanics troubling but, due to its wide reach in Europe - where the most vibrant scientific inquiry was happening - the Catholic Church was at the center of many of these controversies. Remember, Copernicus was a priest, Galileo and Descartes were both faithful Catholics - science and faith are not enemies, though science has always proved troubling to authority - both religious and political.
Lol. Google generally doesn't do religious holidays, but it has definitely done more Christianity-based doodles than any other religion. They haven't made a Hannukuh, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, etc etc etc Doodle. They did an Easter doodle once.
But of course, people have to be offended at something.
Dont, you guys ever stop? The rightwinger, of course, despises Chavez and what he tried to do because he dared to interfere with greedy capitalists. I rather see his memorial than some commoration of Easter Egg hunts. Everybody knows about Easter, who knew about the cotributions of Mr. Chavez?
Yep, I've already seen a post on Facebook. Can't have a Christian holiday without the accompanying Christian outrage about some offense or another. I wonder who fueled this one? Based on Google results, I'm puttin' my money on breitbart.com.
I think you're probably right. Breitbart had a story up about it some 18 hours or so ago that now has 1,000+ Twitter and Facebook shares and 865 comments. Might also have been Malkin's Twitchy. Not that it really matters. They are all basically the same thing. Liberal this, liberal that, socialism, Obama sucks, world ending...
1. All Christians, including right-leaning ones, are not incensed by Google's actions:
"First Things, a conservative-leaning Catholic journal, argued that it is fitting to remember Chavez on Easter Sunday. So many of his actions, the site said, were driven by his religious convictions.
"For Chavez, social reform was never merely external," reads a post on the site. "Without peace of spirit and purity of heart, there was little point in pursuing justice. Collective bargaining, just wages, shorter workdays: for Chavez none of these made sense outside the fact of his risen Lord."
2. Google hasn't produced an Easter doodle since 2000. In other words, today's move is not exactly a departure.
3. Don't like the Google Doodle? Switch to Bing, which has Easter eggs on its homepage.
Look at the decline of Church attendance in European nations as well as in the U.S. and Canada.
Actually the members of the New Left have always waged war against Christ and the Church. They started with the dismembering of Christian values in the U.S. during the 1950s. What came next was wild exposure of porn, the death of prayer in schools and the weakening of morale.
However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)
I was one for a long time, saw what it did to my friends and community. I don't have any problem with people worshiping any faith the problem is when people attempt to make the law around that faith or insist that others pay service to their faith (i.e. expecting Google to acknowledge a stolen holiday as being Christian).
I believe Jesus would have chosen the Chavez doodle over a bunny with a basket.
I also can't believe people are wasting time and energy worrying about this. It reminds me of when I was a kid and I would whine to my mom that she put more jelly on my brother's sandwich than she did on mine.
I was unaware I had a slip. It must suck to be Josak. So many people believe in Christ and not that many believe in heathen atheism. No matter how hard that person tries, Christ and people who believe in him will always prevail. It is like God prevailing over the Devil.
When someone comes out with the next post, Josak will not slip up and post something silly as usual. He is the resident troll.
To get back on topic... Caesar Chavez was a great American and should only rightly be acknowledged on his birthday. Why all the outcry this year when Google said they haven't had an Easter-related one since 2000?
There is no evidence that the Tea party was involved in any of that. Some bricks were thrown through windows, a window was shot with a pellet gun. The accusation was made that it was the Tea party and not one shred of proof. I guess that is all that's needed to convince some people.
I took these from the site I directed you to , they are sourced for you.
Following the rape of two young women in Zuccotti Park, police have arrested a 26 year old Occupy protester that was working as part of the cooking staff for the movement. According to police reports, the alleged incident took place Saturday when an 18-year-old woman from Massachusetts and another 17-year old female complained of sexual assault. Despite the multitude of coverage regarding allegations of police mistreatment, the Occupy movement worked very hard to suppress word of the attacks. http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-ne … -york-city
Protesters in Portland took ridiculous threats of violence to a new level when they threatened violence on a nearby business that ran out of pizza bread sticks. According to Portland police: “Occupy Portland protesters became enraged when Pizza Schmizza ran out of bread sticks to accompany their entree order. They threatened to assault employees and vandalize the restaurant.” The customers, cops noted, told a Pizza Schmizza employee, “Your job is bullshit, you know you work for a big corporation.” http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/occ … eat-768532
In Los Angeles today, two women were arrested in different violent incidents that occurred when one of the women burned some one’s clothes as part of an ongoing fight at the Occupy camp on the South Lawn of City Hall and the second Occupy woman was arrested for attacking a man with a tent pole. A third arrest occurred this morning when a man was stopped while attempting to pour flourescent paint on an historic marble fountain. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/05 … e-20111105
Equally importantly, no charges, arrests or convictions. It is easy to accuse harder to convict. Unsubstantiated or unproved accusations or attributions do not constitute evidence. Fiery rhetoric is a tradition in all free societies.
If Google acknowledges the day Nero named his horse Proconsul it would be an interesting little historical factoid and not much more. Google doodles tend to be just that little interesting things that may or may not draw the interest of lots of people.
Google posts all kinds of anniversaries and holidays in their doodles. Usually whimsical, occasionally serious, the Google Doodle is always interesting. I think it unlikely that Google decided to ignore Easter to enrage those looking to take offense. However, Cesar Chavez isn't the saint he is painted to be. Cesar Chavez's birthday may seem significant to Google but not everyone would agree. BUT, to be fair, not everyone would think Clara Schumann's birthday is a big deal.
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