Saturday, April 15, 2006

Atonement

I have been reading Scot McKnight's post and the long comment section on atonement. Atonement Wars on Good Friday? I have conflicted thoughts on Good Friday. It was always an Exclusive Brethren distinctive not to celebrate the church calendar. Since we remember Christ's death for us every Sunday we should not make too much of it on Easter, which is a worldly and once a year recognition of Christianity.

In looking for the first ever use of the diaeresis, I noticed that (so far) it is found in the Papyri 52. This fragment and its text is a good Easter reading.

5 comments:

Suzanne McCarthy said...
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codepoke said...

Easter being pagan aside, I have always felt like a bit of a space alien for exactly the reason you describe. I join everyone in celebrating, but it is not natural to me.

codepoke said...

You might need to fix your Dyspraxic link.

Suzanne McCarthy said...
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Suzanne McCarthy said...

Sorry, I have been testing something out here. Dyspraxic Fundamentalist has posted here where he mentions that Easter is pagan in origin.

I noticed that it was hard for me to choose posts especially for Easter. However, I did in the end.