Saturday, April 7, 2012
Like many other public institutions, the UNCG campus was closed Friday, April 6 in order to honor 'Good Friday.' Many of our Christian friends and family commemorated this 'most holy of days' by reflecting on the (largely a-historical) execution of a Jewish peasant by Roman occupying forces in 1st century Palestine... Which is then somehow translated into the age-old story of satiating the anger of the gods by human sacrifice.
The UNCG AAS, however, decided to have a friggin' GREAT FRIDAY, where we celebrated LIFE and LOVE and FRIENDSHIP by having a party at Robert's home. And it really was a fantastic time, filled with Peep s'mores, unholy libations, and all around general merriment!
So to all those who continue to invite us to kneel before barbarism and superstition this Easter season, we say: No thanks! We're good without god.
Christopher Hitches: "Perhaps above all, we affirm life over the cults of death and human sacrifice and are afraid, not of inevitable death, but rather of a human life that is cramped and distorted by the pathetic need to offer mindless adulation, or the dismal belief that the laws of nature respond to wailings and incantations."