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April 11, 2006

The War on Easter

Some folks thought that the "War on Christmas" was mostly a self-fulfilling prophesy by the Christian Right. Think again. At least with Easter, the war's been formally declared.

A media company that produced a best-selling documentary asserting that Jesus Christ never existed today launches its "War on Easter," encouraging volunteer atheists to plant copies of the film "The God Who Wasn't There" in churches across the United States.

Dubbing the effort "Operation Easter Sanity," Brian Flemming, a self-described "former Christian fundamentalist" and president of Beyond Belief Media, hopes to covertly place 666 copies of the documentary in churches by Easter Sunday, April 16. The number 666 is the biblical mark of "The Beast," which also is the name of another film by Flemming set for a 06-06-06 release.

"People go to churches to hide from the truth," Flemming said in a statement. "At no time is this more apparent than Easter, when Christians get together to convince each other that a man died, stayed dead three days, rose from the dead and then flew into the air above the clouds.

"Our nonviolent campaign sends the message that nowhere in the country is safe from the truth. Wherever Christian leaders are indoctrinating children with 2,000-year-old fairy tales, the truth may just find its way there."

Continued the former Christian: "Our 'War on Easter' is of course completely without violence of any kind. Christians believe that beating a man to a pulp and nailing him to a cross somehow solves all the world's problems. Beyond Belief Media does not."

Posted by Doug at April 11, 2006 04:06 PM

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. . .Brian Flemming, a self-described "former Christian fundamentalist" . . .
It seems to me that perhaps Brian Flemming was never a Christian.
The First Epistle of John 2:19 states it clearly: "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us."

Posted by: Joey at April 11, 2006 10:08 PM

Seems like Mr. Flemming has done nothing but contradict himself...if he is an atheist, that means he bleieves that there is no God. If there is no God, then why place 666 copies of his "documentary" in churches by Easter Sunday? Then he's going to release a film called "The beast" on 06-06-06? That doesn't make any sense. If there is no God, Mr. Flemming, then there is no why use biblical references to make your point?
I'll pray for you sir.

Posted by: An Apostle at April 24, 2006 11:43 PM