Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Truly Religious Holiday

For Christians, today is the holy day of Easter. I wish you all a happy one. And I failed the Jewish side of my ancestry by failing to mark Passover again this year. Ooops.
But for some of us, today marks a truly religious holiday: the first day of the baseball season. While tomorrow is opening day for most teams, the season starts tonight with the Yankees (Boo!) playing the Red Sox.
I am a believer in the words of Susan Sarandon from the movie Bull Durham that "The only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball." So today is a holiday for me, and I'll be celebrating with the traditional sacrament: beer. Cheers!

And please don't harangue me about the scandals in my church. At least we're not Catholic priests.
Added: Slightly off topic, here's a pictorial


BadTux said...

It always seemed to me that having a holy day whose whole purpose was celebrating that someone stole the body of your founder out of its tomb is sorta, well, silly. Kinda like celebrating that someone stole a candy bar out of a grocery store. Huh.

- Badtux the Heretic Penguin

pygalgia said...

All religions have at least one, if not many, seriously silly rituals. I think it's required in order to be considered a 'religion'.