Sunday, April 04, 2010

today : My Easter message to the world

To be honest, it's pretty likely that God and Jesus didn't exist, and that the Easter story is some fable. That doesn't mean to say that it's worthless, and that people who believe in it are stupid. At the very worst, it's probably just their way of dealing with the nagging discomfort of the great unanswered questions. Any stupidity they possess and act out in the name of their belief belongs to them, and not their faith or their God.

But Happy Easter anyway, to believers of all faiths, agnostics and atheists alike. If you are one of the latter two, then use it as an excuse to pick daffodils and eat chocolate.

And if God (under the guise of whichever faith) doesn't exist, it can be profoundly depressing, as it means that meaning is something that we'll probably never understand. In the meantime, just to demonstrate that there are some things still worth giving a shit about, as well as daffodils and chocolate, I give you Artur Rubinstein playing Chopin's 2nd Nocturne in E flat major and Maria Callas's perfect version of the Schubert Ave Maria.

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