Yesterday when I read this story I almost went berserk. The blood rushed into my head, I got dizzy with rage and had to be restrained. I was so angry that I immediately knew that I had to interrupt my 10 Reasons Not To Go To Plymouth segment and get this story out. Well, hold on to your hats because here it is.
A school in Seattle Washington will not allow their children to call Easter Eggs by their correct name which is Easter Eggs. Teachers are requiring their students to now call them, "Spring Spheres". That's right, "Spring Spheres". Are you FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! "Spring Spheres"? As I write this GRIPE I can tell that my blood pressure is rising as the rage pulses through my veins! "Spring FREAKIN' Spheres"! This is an outrage against humanity. Brightly colored eggs have been called Easter Eggs for the past 2500 years.
The history of the egg (from Wikipedia) dates back to The ancient Zoroastrians who painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration, which falls on the Spring equinox. It is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it. In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ—the cracking of which symbolized his resurrection from the dead.
Know that you know the history, let me say this. I am sick and tired of all this politically correct crap! The brightly colored eggs are Easter Eggs, Manger Scenes should be displayed at Christmas and a short person is just plain short, not vertically challenged. I could go on and on and on but I won't. Actually I may in the future. This nonsense of calling Easter Eggs "Spring Spheres" is unacceptable! It's time we all say enough is enough and rise up to stop this crap. I am sick and tired of everybody's feelings getting hurt. Suck it up, grow a set and do what's right. As the old saying goes, "Call a spade a spade". Now that phrase may offend some people, but when I grew up it meant stop beating around the bush and tell it like it is. That's it! The ACLU can go "F" themselves. I am calling Easter Eggs just that.....EASTER EGGS....EASTER EGGS! Next thing you know we will have to call Santa Claus the winter visitor!
House of Kroy tour - *...sans the basement and garage.*
10 months ago