Since I don't believe in god -- the Christian god or any other god -- today being Easter meant exactly nothing to me.
I "celebrated," using that word extremely broadly, by finishing up some field mowing that I started several days ago, and wrote about yesterday on one of my other blogs in The poetry of field mowing in the coronavirus era.
My wife had an online Zoom meeting of the atheist group that she leads at noon today. I didn't take part, but I listened to some of the discussion, which included talk about how some churches are continuing to hold services here in Oregon even though those gatherings are banned by our Governor's stay at home order.
Yes, religious people are acting irrationally and irresponsibly. What a non-shock. That's the nature of religion: ignoring reality and embracing fantasy.
Recently a CNN reporter talked to a woman who was in her car after leaving a church service in Ohio. She epitomizes the danger of zealous religiosity. As you can hear her say in the video below, the woman believes that "being covered in Jesus' blood" will keep her safe from the coronavirus.
What an idiot. There was no sign of Jesus' blood on her, naturally. So the blood is all in her crazed mind. Ordinarily that wouldn't bother me, since I'm used to religious fundamentalists believing all sorts of crazy crap.
However, as the reporter pointed out to her, that erroneous belief in Jesus' blood protecting her when she goes to Walmart or wherever could lead to other people becoming infected. So not only is this woman ignorant, she's selfish -- viewing her Christian fantasy as being more important than keeping others safe.
Here's the video.