Easter is a time when Christians are reminded of God’s mercy and celebrate the life of Christ. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus taught us to love God and love our neighbour.
He led by example and for millions of us his teachings are just as relevant now as they were in his lifetime.
As we share in this festival with our friends and family, we can all be reminded of the enormous contribution Christianity has made to our country. Easter reminds us all to follow our conscience and ask not what we are entitled to, but what we can do for others. It teaches us about charity, compassion, responsibility, and forgiveness. No matter what faiths we follow, these are values which speak to us all.
Er, didn’t you miss out the Resurrection, the defeat of sin, the conquest of death? It’s not his teachings which are crucial (why is it that quasi-christians always go for “the teachings”) unless you mean those about who he is (Son of God, propitiatory sacrifice etc), it’s rather what he did and who he was. He atoned for the elect. He rose from the dead. He declared victory over sin. He is the eternal YHWH, the one and only true God amongst legions of false gods.
Seriously Dave, if you want to do God, do him properly, not just in a nice media friendly kind of way. Either proclaim Jesus and the whole gospel boldly (seeing as you say you’re a Christian) or don’t bother. This fence-sitting is not becoming (and has serious eternal consequences).
Harsh I know, but, I think you’ll accept, fair.