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Easter is a Christian festival

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I posted this today on Facebook:

I’ve examined every ‘Easter’ egg in my local supermarket. Only one has got the word Easter on it and that’s the small Malteaster egg. There are no banners or posters in the store to denote that it is Easter, which is completely the opposite to last year. On asking the cashier why this is, she said: “We are not allowed to because it might offend.” Well all I can say is, in this Christian country I am offended by this. I will not be buying any eggs which don’t have the word Easter on them.

Judging by the comments I received, the vast majority of my regular Facebookers, 100% agreed with this.

I am NOT a Christian though I was baptised (I’m probably best described as agnostic).  I have friends who are deeply spiritual / faith driven (not necessarily Christian), Christian, Hindu, Jewish and others who are the same as I am.  I don’t believe I have any Muslim friends but that’s just because of my personal circumstances and where I live/have lived.

I believe that everyone has the right to practice whatever religion (or not) they choose as long as they do it peacefully and within the law.  And that all religions are on a level playing field in their treatment by ‘the authorities’.

What I object to is the overt pandering to those Islamists who are offended by anyone of any other religion even breathing in their direction.  What I object to is the removal of any reference to our long held Christian traditions because it might offend ‘someone’.  What I object to is the overtly preferential treatment of Muslims in the legal system.  What I object to is the selling of unlabelled halal meat by supermarkets so customers can’t avoid buying it even when they would like to.  What I object to is creeping obliteration of our entire Christian heritage and I cannot begin to tell you how sickened I am to my very core that this is encouraged by this Tory government.

Tolerance is allowing everyone to practice whatever faith they like as long as it doesn’t interfere with anyone else or get forced down their throats.

There are 2.5 million Muslims in this country, yet it seems that everyone else has to fit in with them. This is not tolerance – it’s appeasement and it has to stop.

If the Muslims don’t like Christianity or any other religions or faiths, then they are welcome to return to any Islamic country where they will be allowed to behead infidels, chop off limbs, stone people, commit FGM and be as offended as they like whenever they so choose.

If they choose to live here, they accept the laws and traditions of this land.  Period.  No quibble.  The end.

The reason it has to stop is because there is now a huge and growing section of society that’s as infuriated with it as I am.  There’s a huge and growing section of society here in the UK that is now saying they will vote for the party that takes a stand and puts all religions back onto a level playing field.

The Tories won’t do it because Theresa ‘The Appeaser’ May says Sharia law benefits many people in society.  Under her watch, the unnecessary pandering to Islam has been actively allowed to get out of control.  Labour can’t do it because they sold out to the immigrant vote.  And the stupid soppy Lib Dems will still be maintaining that Islam is a religion of peace despite all the terror attacks, rapes, sex crimes and fire bombing/riots in Europe committed by … yes, Islamists.

There are more and more people saying that the party that deals with the problem of Islam (meaning getting it back under control and putting our Christian heritage first and all other religions on a level playing field) will get their vote.  One thing is for certain, the party that does this will get my vote too.

It’s time to stop pandering, stop appeasing and start dealing with the problem.  Unless someone deals with the problem, the UK will become an Islamic state in the very near future.   Either that or you will have created a civil war.  Whichever happens you can rest assured I will be laughing at you all from somewhere else entirely.

A Lancashire lass

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17 Comments on Easter is a Christian festival

  1. A few technical points. First, what is halal? 3 key points to note:

    1. Animal should be alive when slaughtered, some stunning can be allowed but animal has to be alive – presumably so it can hear the last words in point 2

    2. The muslim slaughterman (note, if you eat halal, you are basically putting non-muslims out of jobs because only muslims can slaughter halal) must say ‘bismillah, allahu akbar’ at time of killing, which means ‘In the name of allah, allah is greater’. The first part, in the name of allah, refers to the death of the animal, the animal is being almost sacrificed in the name of allah. Allahu Akbar basically means Allah is Greater, i.e. better than your God. So it is particularly offensive that companies sell Halal-compliant easter eggs because the whole point of halal is to make it an opportunity for muslims to tell everyone their god is greater

    3. Companies pay to have the food certified. The certifiers are registered charities. They give out the funds collected as charitable grants. You can bet this money doesn’t go to christian causes. So every time you buy halal-certified goods, you are raising money for islamic charities. JUst like every time you fill your car up with petrol, you are donating to terrorism.

  2. There is in law no right “not be be offended”, life would be much earlier for Ukipers if there was.
    This also applies to religion, if we can’t mock religious beliefs we end up with all sorts of mad bad and evil sects preying on susceptible people or even with citizens being forced to condone social practices that are alien to their own culture.
    We have freedom of worship here and that’s good, what we should not have is freedom to inflict religious beliefs directly or indirectly on others. That went out some 300 years ago, don’t lets allow ANYONE to bring it back.

  3. Lydia Seetulboseea // March 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm // Reply

    It was really hard to find Christmas cards with a religious message, I only found a few in charity shops. When I asked an assistant in Marks And Spencer’s, she sounded as if no one else had asked. Easter may have originated from a pagan festival but it has been a Christian festival for more than 2000 years. Stop all this political correct nonsense.

  4. Chocolate eggs are mentioned *many* times in the bible. The Holy CHRISTian BIBLE which is mainly British as we know and why isnt’ st georges day as big a thing as the st paricks day madness? I despair.

    • Hilarious, Root, you’re a riot. You’re using the usual technique of Leftards: suggesting that something ridiculous was said, when it was not; implying that something nonsensical was claimed when it was not; veering off onto something that wasn’t mentioned at all. In other words, exaggeration, hyperbole, misattribution and irrelevance.

      It all falls as flat as a pre-Lent pancake. Go back to your New Statesman.

  5. A Northern Voice // March 19, 2017 at 8:17 pm // Reply

    Actually Easter has pagan origins.
    It’s very rare that I would agree with the Guardian of all papers but look at this

    Also – even Christmas has pagan origins, certain elements having origins in pre-Christian festivals that were celebrated around the winter solstice by pagan populations who were later converted to Christianity.

    • Whether or not Easter has Pagan origins, NV, it has been adopted by this Christian country as a celebration of the most important day in the story of the New Testament, and Easter Eggs are given as a gift on this day. There is no reason not to give chocolate eggs at any old time, but chocolate Easter eggs are given at Easter, or were until we started appeasing the permanently offended.

      • Well Dee even though I really like Cadbury chocolate eggs, cannot eat them now they have gone Halal, and if you do not believe me go to their official site, nearly all their what was once yummy products now contain Halal gelatin. I am so glad they consulted us before informing us that we have no choice in having this ingredient in our lovely chocolate.

        You will probably find this is the reason that Easter is not mentioned on these goods, after all God forbid we upset the Muslim community. So it looks like I am going to save a lot of money and calories not eating this particular brand of chocolate!

        • I do believe you DD, and Mars as well. Lindt are OK, and did you know that Kingsmill bread, which I used to buy, is also Halal. It’s a minefield, but we can use our power as consumers to try and change things.

  6. Good article on this very point by Rod Liddle in today’s Spectator:

    • It doesn’t matter whether Easter is pagan, Christian or Latter-Day Venusian Spaceship Revelation in origin.
      What matters is that if we want to see eggs of any description designated as ‘Easter Eggs’ in our shops as we have for decades, or hundreds of years for all I know, we bloody well ought to have them. And it is up to the real British customers of Tesco or any other muslim suck-up store to warn them that we’d better see eggs marked ‘Easter Eggs’ in the future, or they’ll still be trying to sell them when Christmas comes round.

      On that topic, we need to point out that we want to see ‘Merry/Happy CHRISTMAS’ celebrated on decorations, cards, cakes etc, NOT ‘Happy Holidays’, NOT ‘Season’s Greetings’ and certainly NO mention of a soppy ‘Winterval’.

      Did we ever stop referring to Easter and Christmas because Jewish people have lived in this country for hundreds of years? Of course not, because (a) we had more common sense than to even consider it, and (b) Jews minded their own business and got on with their own religion without bothering anyone else about theirs.

      It’s time to use our purchasing power to bring manufacturers and retailers into line with what WE want, ‘offend’ whom it may. A serious backlash has begun.

      [And I’m not a Christian, just a democrat, who believes in the inalienable right of the real British majority to do what the hell they like in THEIR OWN country.]

  7. Lancashire Lass, the mystery to me is why UKIP haven’t become that voice for the people like you.

    There are many, and I was one, who thought that UKIP was being turned into a mainstream party because those at the top wanted the kudos of being an MP (hollow laugh) and the money, and they wanted a safe road, an easy road, a road uncontaminated by those members that they labeled ‘toxic’. (How I love being as toxic as possible!).
    But reflecting on this article and many others, where we on this forum bemoan the fact all the time that if ONLY we could be the voice that spoke out on this issue our membership would soar, I am wondering whether there isn’t another explaination altogether. After all, it isn’t rocket science. We are supposed to be a radical Party, supposed to be standing up for Britain, so why aren’t we?

    Could it be that some driving the agenda in UKIP actually don’t want membership to soar?

    The Limp Dems knew they would face ridicule by being the eternal Remoaners, at a time when their party had almost disappeared. But they kept on with their message, which has, to be fair, been consistent – they have always been the Party of Europe. We may not like it, but Remainers are clutching this lifebelt, and guess what, Limp Dems are ahead of UKIP in the polls.

    UKIP members and supporters HAVE A MESSAGE, A CAUSE, A POINT!
    As a Lancashire lass so rightly says, it’s not just her. More and more people are fed up with the pandering and appeasing that is ignoring or actively banning us from being the Christian country we are, in case we ‘upset’ a small but vociferous minority who have chosen to live in this, OUR CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. The party that stands up to this politically correct bullying nonsense is the one that will get her vote, and the votes of many others.

    That is why, I’m sorry to say, if we want UKIP to be this Party we somehow have to loosen and emasculate the grip of those who thought the Stoke leaflet was part of UKIP’s message. If we had a strong enough NEC they should be onto this, heads should be rolling at the end of March – but they won’t be, because I cannot but believe that our Chairman, who is on the NEC, must have agreed that leaflet, or he wouldn’t have been doing his job.

    It grieves us all that we, as UKIP members, cannot provide Lancashire lass with the answer, vote UKIP – our present Leader is not fit for purpose, but he isn’t the only one, and that’s the trouble.

  8. ‘Theresa The Appeaser’ – I love that! And she’s been joined by Paul ‘Halal’s OK, just stick a label on it’ Nuttall.

    You’re right: unless UKIP leaders stiffen their spines, gird up their loins and grow some, UKIP as a party is doomed to decline and fall into irrelevance.

    We HAVE to be the Party that speaks for the majority of the people in this country who resent being told what they can and can’t say or celebrate in case it offends a minority; the majority that deplores halal slaughter; the majority that abhors the thought of FGM going on unprosecuted in their country; and hates the idea of an alien culture gaining strength in numbers and ambitions while our foolhardy, complacent and cowardly politicians look on in denial or collusion.

    We have to formulate firm, unequivocal policies and shout them from the rooftops. We have to defy the Leftards and MSM who will choke on their pro-muslim outrage and call us all the usual names. We have to cultivate a duck’s back combined with a very thick skin and direct our message to the fed-up British people who will welcome it and join us or vote for us.

    The time is NOW.

  9. God help us. I think it will have to be my mission to upset the invaders at every opportunity.

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