Easter Is More Than Just a Bunny

April 11, 2015 5:53 AM

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Easter Is More Than Just a Bunny

First, what is traditionally known as Easter and why is it celebrated? For the Christian faith, which depending on what poll is taken into consideration, is between 73% and 78% of the population in the United States, Easter is the day when Jesus Christ is celebrated rising from the dead. Jesus is the Son of God and heroically gave his life to die for mankind's sins. It was on the third day after he was crucified, the day now celebrated as Easter Sunday, Jesus's followers went to his grave, and found that he had risen from the dead, just as he preached it would happen. This resurrection was to offer anyone who believes the gift of eternal life and forgiveness of their sins.

Easter, which is one of the most important days of the Christian liturgical year, has greater importance today than ever before in my lifetime, because of the visceral attitude towards Christianity that permeates throughout the world. Highlighted by the persecution of Christians in Africa and the Mi...

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