candy with a message

I ran into a local drugstore to help the Easter Bunny with some last minute shopping today.   Scored some good deals (50% off select candy and Easter grass) found some Cadbury eggs, and found a faux archery set…successful shopping trip in my mind.

Even if you’re not religious you probably know that Easter is the most holy holiday, (hang in there, I’m not trying to convert you or anything, funny pic approaching) I mean, hello Jesus rose from the dead.  It doesn’t get any bigger than that.  Easter’s message, like any other religious holiday, is often lost amongst the stuff.   Here’s my Bobby Brown prerogative,  if you choose to be a religious person, then you find your way to celebrate with the church and then, if you so choose, in your own secular (non religious) way.   Today I saw those worlds collide:

Jesus in chocolate.   Alrighty.   I thought that was as bizarre as it would get until I stepped into the jellybean section

Take a good look at that packaging.   Jellybeans, color coded for Jesus’ blood, sinning, heaven, clean…seriously????  I’m not saying I’m a saint, but I consider myself a fairly religious person.   I think I’m more offended by religious jellybeans than the dominance of the Easter Bunny on Easter.   I mean really, Jesus’ blood on a jellybean?    Hey if we’re going to get literal about religion on Hallmark holidays St. Valentine’s Day is going to be straight up bloody.   Ick.

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