When I read that NPR (National Public Radio) said Easter was "the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all but rather arose into heaven." I thought it had to be an April Fools joke -- albeit a little early. I always check out things that sound preposterous, and so I went to the source itself and there it was -- the revised article with a correction at the bottom. This is why I do not listen to NPR. Their ignorance and bias are so pervasive they can't even get a simple fact right, one that every Christian child knows. (This is one more reason NPR should be defunded! Why should taxpayers be forced to advance their liberal stupidity?)
But, hey, they're good for a laugh on this Holy Saturday and this should remind us to pray for liberal so-called "journalists" many of whom live in echo chambers devoid of Christians. Hence their ignorance of basic Christian beliefs. So let's all pray for liberal reporters at the Easter liturgy. It's a time of hope, after all.
CorrectionMarch 30, 2018
An earlier version of this post incorrectly described Easter as "the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven.
Many think they too "will not go to hell or purgatory " as NPR puts it. This is why we here so so many say with unshakable confidence about the demise of loved ones, based on what, I don't know, "They are in a better place."
The important thing is that Christ rose from the grave and walked among us, having conquered death. We KNOW He lives. People saw him. Thomas felt His wounds. Proof is given to us that what He said is the Truth. We don't just make this as sentimental assumption to make ourselves feel better. We know it. He lives!!
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