NY Times Has To Issue Correction On the Resurrection

And no, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke…

Scroll down to the bottom of the article here and see for yourself.

Correction: April 1, 2013

An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven.

This is what they originally said:

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection into heaven of Jesus, three days after he was crucified, the premise for the Christian belief in an everlasting life.

3 thoughts on “NY Times Has To Issue Correction On the Resurrection

  1. Not only is this an example of ignorance about the Christian faith, but it is the product of years of not allowing any form of religious teaching in our schools. Schools in my part of the world are more or less forced by circumstances to have “holiday programmes” at Easter and Christmas. These revolve around ‘easter bunnies’ and chocolate eggs at this time and have nothing to do with our Lord’s death and resurrection as the Saviour of the world at all. Likewise, Christmas is about old fat bearded men dressed in red suits, who come down chimneys delivering presents as well as kissing Mommy under the mistletoe, and not about the Birth of God’s Son, Jesus! This frivolity usually starts during October if not before , thus ignoring the wonderful time of expectation in the season of Advent, which is almost totally forgotten about in the malaize of tinsel and lights. Likewise Epiphany is also ignored and replaced by ‘the Feast of St Commerce!’ In my town the chocolate eggs were on the shelves before the season of Lent began! I am not surprized at all that the writer of this article didn’t get it right! Sadly this is the root of the problem of people’s misunderstanding of these celebrations. No devout Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim would tolerate their faiths being misrepresented in this way. I guess however we can be grateful that the New York Times did make the correction.

  2. For me the resurrection is about the spirit within us: that it arises to real life after death (or dormancy), on the realisation that God is within us. What a thought!

  3. I think we do have to give the likely secular Times writer a bit of slack. It is not as if fact checking is held too highly there. For example, they still owe the world a full correction on all the lies told during the Ukrainian terror famine by their then “reporter”, who just wrote pro-Stalin puff pieces; starting by giving back the Pulitzer Prize. I doubt this writer had ever heard of the Ascension and could compare it to the Resurrection. Sometimes theological terms can be a bit confusing. [If I had $1 for every time an RC confused Jesus’ human conception (incarnation in utero) in their dogma of the immaculate conception (of Mary), I’d be able to buy a lot of bling.]

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