18 thoughts on “Easter Worshippers?!”

  1. Every time there’s a simultaneous roll-out of a novel talking point by multiple Democrat politicians and pundits, it reinforces my belief that there’s central co-ordination of the generation and dissemination of these messages.  I wonder if James O’Keefe or one of his undercover reporters could chat up staffers in the offices of some of the lower-on-the-totem-pole figures who parrot these messages and figure out how it all works.

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  2. Those poor Christian victims were not at church worshipping Easter.

    It seems the Dems use active voice when describing whites or Christians attacking Dem core constituencies, and passive voice when their buddies attack whites or Christians. This is so they don’t have to use the easily understood subject-predicate-object sentence structure when saying “Muslims killed Christians yesterday.”

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  3. 1.  I just “upgraded” my OS, so naturally many things are messed up; I have thrown overboard several bells and several whistles; websites have come to consider me logged off.  But then guess what? Ratburger.org got me signed in again with 2 clicks, whereas all my other sites on the planet required five.  This does not go unnoticed.

    2. That avatar of the Tweetist quoted in comment #1 reminded me forcefully of this Stan Rogers song: one line of the lyric in particular.  Strong hint:  the line in question is in the last verse of the ballad.

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  4. Abraham Hamilton III was observing on the difference in the tweets following Colombo and the tweets that followed Christchurch, on his show on Radio Tupelo.

    I think “Easter worshippers” sounds like the sort of clumsy language used by people who only show up at a worship service when it is a photo-op.

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  5. MJBubba:
    Abraham Harrison III was observing on the difference in the tweets following Colombo and the tweets that followed Christchurch, on his show on Radio Tupelo.

    I think “Easter worshippers” sounds like the sort of clumsy language used by people who only show up at a worship service when it is a photo-op.

    Link.

    I think it has to do with this.

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  6. jzdro:
    1.  I just “upgraded” my OS, so naturally many things are messed up; I have thrown overboard several bells and several whistles; websites have come to consider me logged off.  But then guess what? Ratburger.org got me signed in again with 2 clicks, whereas all my other sites on the planet required five.  This does not go unnoticed.

    2. That avatar of the Tweetist quoted in comment #1 reminded me forcefully of this Stan Rogers song: one line of the lyric in particular.  Strong hint:  the line in question is in the last verse of the ballad.

    Is it about the “renewal” of the ship?

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  7. 10 Cents:
    Is it about the “renewal” of the ship?

    They raised her; salvaged her; brought her back to productive life.  They did this in defiance of indifference and opposition.

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  8. MJBubba:
    So let me ask, if you wanted a euphemism for “Christian,” what would you use ?

    It is hard to come up with an euphemism for something that is considered good in the English language, Bubba.

    Christian adjective

    synonyms DECOROUS 1, becoming, befitting, civilized, decent, done, nice, proper, right, seemly

     

     

    Merriam-Webster, I. (1996). Merriam-Webster’s collegiate thesaurus. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

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  9. jzdro:

    10 Cents:
    Is it about the “renewal” of the ship?

    They raised her; salvaged her; brought her back to productive life.  They did this in defiance of indifference and opposition.

    I was trying to figure out what about the tweet in comment one got you going. I thought it might have been “renewal”.  I think Obama wanted to get away from the “R” word.

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  10. My favorite media critic is Terry Mattingly at GetReligion.   He is a “center-left” “pro-life Democrat.”   He commented about this.

    https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/4/22/journalism-style-question-for-tense-times-what-do-you-call-people-killed-in-church-on-easter

     

    I have been covering the religion beat, to one degree or another, for 40 years and I have never heard “Easter worshippers” used as a replacement for the word “Christians.”

    After noting that USA Today had not used the word “Christian” until the fifteenth paragraph of their article, he continued:

    A few lines later, USA Today did quote Pope Francis — who called the victims “Christians.”

    Meanwhile, The New York Times used some cautious language in one of its main stories — but not in the blunt headline, which stated: “Sri Lanka Bomb Attacks Targeting Christians Kill Hundreds.”

    The Washington Post coverage used the word “Christian” early and often and, frankly, added appropriate context linked to Easter.

    So what’s up with the “Easter worshippers” lingo?

    He then contrasted Hillary’s tweets from after the Christchurch massacre.   And concluded with this:

    Thinking like a cynic — which is a common way of thinking in DC right now — one can only assume that the Christians in Sri Lanka have the wrong allies. Perhaps the caution in using this particular C-word, right now, was linked to tweets such as this:

    Vice President Mike Pence

    @VP

    .@POTUS And I Are Monitoring The Horrific Attacks On Those Celebrating Easter In Sri Lanka. Our Hearts & Prayers Are With The Victims & Their Families. This Atrocity Is An Attack On Christianity & Religious Freedom Everywhere. No One Should Ever Be In Fear In A House Of Worship.

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  11. 10 Cents:
    I was trying to figure out what about the tweet in comment one got you going.

    The Tweetist’s avatar picture got me going, as that particular one always has.  It always puts me in mind of that particular line in the last verse of that ballad.

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  12. MJBubba:
    Abraham Hamilton III was observing on the difference in the tweets following Colombo and the tweets that followed Christchurch, on his show on Radio Tupelo.

    I think “Easter worshippers” sounds like the sort of clumsy language used by people who only show up at a worship service when it is a photo-op.

    Needed to be made bold….

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