Just a Moment of Pause

Hello all,

I have been away for sometime now. I just kind of got out of the habit and I  want to try get back in. I have a thought or two on this Easter Sunday, inspired somewhat by the late, great Bill Hicks, a comedian that I hold in high esteem.

The words I write are summarized and, if somehow incorrect, the error is mine.

I am reminded of part of his monologue where he was happy to announce that he had just returned from Australia and happy to report that Australia celebrated the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior in the same manner that the United States did, by teaching them that a giant bunny delivers toys to children in the middle of the night.

So then I got to thinking. What are we teaching our children? Upon his birth, we teach them that a fat man with a white beard, driving a magic sleigh with flying reindeer deliver toys all over the world to good little boys and girls. Upon his death and rebirth we introduce them to the Easter Bunny.

Before you get excited, I am not dogging on anyone’s religion. I count myself as one who believes in the teachings of Jesus and understand that both of the aforementioned practices are symbolic only. I also understand that all those who do follow Him will take the time to teach the true meaning of both seasons to their children.

Still, don’t they both seem a little silly?

I hope this is taken in the good spirit in which it was intended.

Happy Easter to all.






About timkeen40

When I was seven, I opened one of those little Golden Books (Lassie) and started copying the words down on paper and it set my soul on fire. I have been writing ever since. I don't know where this is going but I invite you along on the journey.
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11 Responses to Just a Moment of Pause

  1. The Hook says:

    Religion gives me a headache, Tim….

    • timkeen40 says:

      Thanks very much for taking the time to reply, Hook. Your input is always greatly appreciated. The opposing views people take on matters they basically agree on has made my head hurt more than once. Can’t we all just get along? The answer about almost anything, especially religion, is increasingly no. It is insane to say the least. Again, it is good to talk to you again.


  2. Hi Tim.. so pleased you made yourself known again on my blog.. I recently did a revise of my follows and those who had not posted in a year I unclicked follow, so I figured you had moved on.. So pleased you are going to give the blogging world of WP a go again.
    Yes I think the messages from the great teachers have got lost in all the commercialism that have also been twisted to suit through time..
    The main message being LOVE and Kindness.. ..
    Wishing you a wonderful Week..

    • timkeen40 says:

      Sue..so good to be back. I do enjoy your blog. I plan to be back, especially in a world of ideas and feedback to the things I deem important, mainly sharing ideas and thoughts with creative people. Other social media websites do not necessarily fulfill that need.

      Thanks for taking the time to read.


  3. chicasl10 says:

    ur absltly right Tim I Always wonder with Xmas if the kids realise what happened Or do they only the fact of bling bling in a Xmas tree and no knowledge of the real thing same with easter U wrote it down and we discussed this issue this weekend
    lots of hugs

  4. prenin says:

    Santa belongs to previous centuries that has been blown up into the commercialisation of Christmas, while the Easter Bunny is representitive of the old religions which saw them as proof of the arrival of spring as they procreate most abundantly.

    Again, Easter has been commercialised, so what are we ACTUALLY celebrating??? 😦

    God Bless!


  5. Eric Alagan says:

    Everything has been commercialized. Sad but that is “cultural “evolution”, I reckon.
    Welcome back to blogging, Tim.
    I’d been away too and returned recently – but with one great difference. Whereas previously, like most bloggers, I was focused on gaining “likes” and “comments” – now, I truly write for myself. Surprising how many find common ground with what one writes.
    All good wishes,

    • timkeen40 says:

      Agreed. Write for yourself. Be yourself. I have had many detractors. I have done very well just stumbling through acting out this character…me. Ugly and often misunderstood, but the only one I know how to play.

      Thanks so much for your response.


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