At it's heart Easter isn't supposed to be about a mystical over sized bunny that brings gifts and eggs. For Catholics it's about Jesus rising from the dead 3 days after he was crucified on the cross. Good times. No wonder some marketing genius took the focus off a bloody guy crawling from the grave and placed it on a fluffy gift bearing bunny .
The Easter Bible story was always suspect to me. The dead coming back? The main thing I focused on was if Jesus was dead for 3 days and then came back he must have smelled terrible. That alone would have freaked out followers. Today that Bible story seems prime for one of those funny Old Spice commercials. "Damn Jesus you stink! Try some old spice. With new heavenly scent!" If Jesus came back today we would either run in horror or grab our rifles and go for the head shot ala "The Walking Dead" And if I remember it right no one sees "Zombie Jesus." They just see that a giant stone has been removed from in front of the grave. Could grave robbers be to blame? Of some of Jesus's drinking buddies who wanted more time with their dead pal (ala Graham Parsons?)
Either way it looks like my kids are spoiled and yet another holiday has come to mean nothing but them adding more "Stiff" to their world. Time to crack down and pull focus. Appreciation is something we need more of in our life, not random toys and candy or not. And that's The Bitter Truth.