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Pope Francis hits out at media's veneration of the Easter Bunny around this time of year

story image about Bunny and children Pope Francis says that the Easter Bunny's origins started with the German Lutherans
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Pope Francis has hit out at the media’s veneration of the Easter Bunny around this time of year and says that such a practice is "evil" and “blasphemous” and that it should be condemned to the fullest because it takes people's minds off the real reason for celebrating Easter - Jesus. In his regular Sunday sermon during Mass the Pontiff said:

"My dear children, as you know next week around this time we will be observing Palm Sunday which commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as the Prince of Peace. It is the start of Holy Week festivities and it is a time of great reflection in which we Christians try to remember the great sacrifice that our loving Lord and Saviour did to save us from our sins. With all due respect to my Protestant brethren, I don't think that there is another Christian denomination other than us Roman Catholics who take this week more seriously."

The Holy Father continued:

“That said however, there is a certain practice that occurs around this time of year that I find deeply disturbing. And do you know what that is? If you can’t figure it out, I will not keep you in suspense any longer; it is the blatant, shameless, evil and blasphemous veneration of the Easter Bunny which only serves to take our minds off the real reason for the season and which is a subtle way that the secular Godless media try to negatively influence our children.”

The Pontiff went on:

“Think about it my children, look at what is being promoted, a fictitious bunny with brings chocolate eggs to them. Imagine that. Not only is a fake character being venerated, but the poor children are encouraged to eat all sorts of sweet delicacies like chocolate, cookies and cakes which are high in sugar and in the case of the latter two, high in flour which only serves to make our children fatter and less healthy. Why should this be? Does anyone know about the origins of the Easter Bunny? You would be surprised. It started with the German Lutherans.”

As the congregation gasped in shock and disbelief, the Pope continued:

“That’s right. The German Lutherans. The same people through whom Luther’s Ninety-five theses attacked us over selling indulgences. So you see, they continually look for the mote in our eye yet they do not know that there is a beam in their own eye. Jesus told us about this in Matthew 7:3-5."

Francis concluded:

“This should not come as a surprise. It only shows that we are bearing good fruit. That’s why we are constantly under attack from the corrupted trees which bring forth evil fruit. But as we know, they will eventually be hewn down and cast into the fire.”

As he quoted Matthew 7:19.

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#1 @ 2 years ago
by dillonkidd - Ghost

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#2 @ 2 years ago
by jane austen125 - Ghost

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#3 @ 2 years ago
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#4 @ 2 years ago
by jane austen125 - Ghost

meal_drum wrote

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meal_drum wrote

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#6 @ 2 years ago
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Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

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Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

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lorettalutz777 wrote

Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

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#9 @ 2 years ago
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lorettalutz777 wrote

Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

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#10 @ 2 years ago
by d-shah1993 - Ghost

cap lamp wrote

lorettalutz777 wrote

Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

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10 comments, registered 5 years ago
#11 @ 2 years ago
by S Church1 - Quiet veteran

cap lamp wrote

lorettalutz777 wrote

Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

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#12 @ 2 years ago
by Night Ranger - One-off wonder

S Church1 wrote

cap lamp wrote

lorettalutz777 wrote

Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

This is the most excellenest bollocks I've ever seen. Ha! X)

Nice work, funny type person.

Adequate write up, but marred by superficial errors that make the majority of it barely readable. :(.

What a waste of everyone's time, effort and energy. Dump.

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1 comment, registered 5 years ago
#13 @ 2 years ago
by jailicicle7 - Ghost

S Church1 wrote

cap lamp wrote

lorettalutz777 wrote

Moyer7 wrote

meal_drum wrote

jane austen125 wrote

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Nice work, funny type person.

Adequate write up, but marred by superficial errors that make the majority of it barely readable. :(.

What a waste of everyone's time, effort and energy. Dump.

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3 comments, registered 5 years ago
#14 @ 1 year ago
by swim_hole - Ghost

jane austen125 wrote

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10 comments, registered 3 years ago

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