In natural terms, Jesus of Nazareth is the teacher or leader of the
even if or even
this human being is only a fictional character.
(Because it is authority which has
in the Abraham religions, and not norms and values, the term leader
is more appropriate than teacher.).
Christmas is the Christianist festival in memory of the birth of Jesus, the
leader of the doctrine.
Good Friday is the day of Jesus' death.
Jesus' 'resurrection' at Easter is supernaturalist fiction, yet fiction
which concerns the life and death of the leader of the doctrine
On the fortieth day of Easter the teacher's disciples or leader's followers
are left alone after Jesus' 'ascension'.
That Ascension itself is, again, an event which does not concern the
doctrine but the leader of the doctrine.
Then, at Pentecost or 'Whitsunday', the fiftieth day, there are the
'firstlings of the ideological crop', the new converts who are supposed to
adhere to the doctrine and to spread the word.
All these Christianist religious holidays have little or nothing to do
with the content of the doctrine itself.
Any doctrine, however veracious or mendacious, however fair or
discriminatory, however balanced or extremist, can seize upon events from
the lives of the doctrine's teacher and disciples or leader and followers,
or from the history of the spread of the doctrine, in order to commemorate
or celebrate them.
It is quite something different, however, to commemorate or celebrate on
the basis of content or substance.
Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day and Pentecost yes; a Day of
Faith, a Day of Hope, a Day of Love: no!
It is not that it would be an improvement just like that, a Day of Belief
in God and Devil, of Hoping for the Blessed Best, of Love without Body.
And it could all be much worse, if we take substance in a little bit
A Day of the Flood would, then, be a substantive Christian festival as well.
That deluge, in which all the world's entirely innocent plants and animals
were wiped out, with the exception of one or seven couples of each animal
species, was created, you no doubt know, because the human kind (of
which four couples were allowed to survive) had not obeyed the divine law.
There is some substantive injustice being meted out here, you would say.
Francis Teaching to the Animals.)
Actually, the Bible claims that the flood kept coming on the Earth for
forty days too.
Oh God, after fifty days it is also high time for a Pentecost of
Supreme Remorse, then.