'Resurrection eggs' scrambling to become a trend

At first it was just a shell of a notion, but it's beginning to crack into the ranks of Sunday School rooms and homes where Christian formation is taken seriously (but not too). And, it can be laid down with little in the way of eggspence.

We speak, of course, of Resurrection Eggs, a carton of a dozen plastic eggs that can be bought or just as easily made. Resurrection Eggs tell the story of the passion in a culturally-adept (or at least Cadbury-aware) sort of way.

At least one web site which will remain anonymous contends Resurrection Eggs are the blasphemous spawn of the Antichrist. (Should we say they think this idea is bedeviled?). But then the same site bolsters its argument by citing the "unequally yoked" argument of 2 Corinthians in a completely nonironic way.

Oh, well. Some things just don't go over easy with our extreme fundamentalist brothers and sisters. Perhaps they'd ought to get ova themselves.

Comments (3)

I am shell-shocked that this site has gone so far from what it is cracked up to be.

that is shirr-ly the funniest story today

On Palm Sunday a Sunday school teacher at the parish at which I supply couldn't wait to show me a pretty basket of Resurrection Eggs she'd bought off the internet. In spite of my deep frowns and politely expressed dubious reservations a pre-Easter Easter egg hunt was instantly organized for the kids. Yet one more example of the celebratory anticipation that grips Americans and has replaced the post savoring of an occasion.

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