My parents raised me as an Atheist, so while today might be Easter Sunday to you, it is simply Sunday, April 5 to me.
I’m not looking to debate religion, or to blame my parents for raising me in a godless existence. I’m an adult now, so if I want to worship a higher power, I can make that decision and move forward with my life the way I choose.
What I want to discuss is candy. Easter candy.
I see Easter candy in stores and I crave it. The colorful packaging always grabs my attention. The idea of chocolates shaped like bunnies, eggs, and even crucifixes appeals to me for some unknown reason. I’ve always wanted to figure out how many jellybeans I can stuff into my mouth, and keep marshmallow Peeps as pets.
However, my parents raised me to believe that I cannot eat Easter candy because I don’t believe in God, Jesus, the Resurrection, and everything else that allows one to have the Easter Bunny visit.
I don’t know if Atheist guilt is as powerful as Catholic guilt, but I’m sure the guilt of going against your parents’ wishes is pretty much the same no matter what religion you are.
What do I do? I know the Easter Bunny will never bring me an Easter Basket unless I sign up for Christianity, but can I at least get my hands on some Easter candy without it being a major issue?
Thanks for your input on this one.
A True Believer In The Power Of Easter Candy
Happy Sunday the 5th!
I’m sorry that guilt has been used to keep you from enjoying Easter candy.
It really is quite delicious, and I think that everyone deserve the chance to eat it, regardless of their beliefs.
I advise you that candy has no religious affiliation.
It might be shaped like the Easter Bunny or an Easter Egg, but it’s just chocolate, or peanut butter, or marshmallow, or caramel.
Candy is candy. You don’t need to be a card carrying Christian to devour a box of Peeps. I haven’t been to church in ages, and I have no problem putting Easter candy in my belly.
Besides, it you’re an Atheist, you don’t have to worry about going to Hell, right? So just do whatever you want. (Remember, this is a humor blog. I’m not saying to go out and commit atrocities. I’m just telling you it’s okay to eat Easter candy!)
Sure, your parents might give you a hard time for it, but that’s what parents do. You know what sons and daughters do? They defy and ignore their parents.
Go out and buy yourself some Easter candy. If you can hold off until tomorrow, you’ll be able to get it at a steep discount.
Hope this advice helps.