Spring Spheres? Really?

Spring Spheres…

Just rolls off the tongue doesn’t it?

Never heard of it?

Oh you must not be from Seattle. In a Seattle school, a student had the idea of adding candy and other goodies into plastic eggs for – um, well – Easter.

At least that is what we used to call it.

The article is here:

http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=459668

Apparently a week before, some rules were drawn up by the school to be more – you guessed it – politically correct. So the answer? No problem, as long as you call them spring spheres. I am chuckling as I write this. Spring spheres? Really? It amazes me the lengths we go in this country to stamp out any evidence of Christianity. Now the word Easter can’t be used either. I haven’t written about these issues before, simply because they are not always so black and white. But this one – really – how ridiculous can we get America?

In a way I should not be surprised. Jesus told us this would happen. He told us it would not be easy to follow Him. This is what He told his disciples.

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: hey hated me without reason.”

–John 15:18-25

We should rejoice when we see and hear these things. It is the fulfillment of what Jesus told us would happen when we chose to follow him. Jesus won’t be stamped out by these ridiculous attempts. If anything, His light will shine through even brighter. Most people who hear about this realize the feeble attempt that it is. No attempt to extinguish the light of Jesus will succeed, because there is no greater good than the forgiveness of sin, through the blood of Jesus Christ.

I thought it was quite funny, and important to note, how the students reacted when they received their spheres.. The teacher made it a point to call them “Spring Spheres” and instead the students called them Easter eggs.

Divine justice my friends!

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8 thoughts on “Spring Spheres? Really?

  1. I think the more ludicrous part of the story is the idea that someone somewhere SHOULD be offended by ANY reference to Christianity. As if Christianity was something to be feared. The left in this country and really the atheist left in this country feel as if we need protection from anything that MIGHT be a reference to Christianity.

    Even more ridiculous is the idea that this will somehow change the belief system of Christians. Mind you the whole “Easter Egg” thing is in itself a way to remove the real meaning of Easter. But now the secular left has finally corrected their original failed attempt by changing the name of Easter Egg to Spring Spheres.

    Nothing new here. I tell my girls every Christmas season to wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” and no one can be offended by that message regardless of their belief system. I am sure it’s no politically correct, but I don’t think Jesus ever ran for political office either.

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    • I think it is important to keep things in perspective. Imagine this. When Jesus was around, performing miracles and standing in front of them showing them the Way, they not only feared him, they hated him. He was a great threat to many who chose to be bound to their sin. It is no different today. But what happened back then? They crucified Him, and what was the result? The ultimate triumph of good over evil. The forgiveness of sin. Since that day, anyone who calls Him Messiah, and follows His two commandments can be assured of eternal life.

      The life and ministry of our Messiah has proven over and over that He was and is the son of God, able to conquer anything Man can try to do to Him.

      That is why articles like these really should make us rejoice, because it is like deja vu. Think about it. What is happening today in America is no different than what they tried to do to our Messiah 2000 years ago. They did not succeed back then, they won’t now.

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  3. So you shouldn’t have a problem if the word Easter were removed from any public school activities. The word is a religious reference in a country whose public schools are constitutionally seperated from religion. Would you have a problem if they were called Ramadan eggs?

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    • The word Easter has been a part of this holiday since any of us can remember. The attempt to remove the word is an attempt – a bad one – at erasing Christianity. We actually do not see the same happening with regard to other religions. There is actually more than one instance of “tolerance” activities used within the public schools centered around other religions, while on the other hand trying to suppress Christianity. The Constitution’s purpose was to prevent a religious state, not stifle religion all together.

      I would have no problem with a student bringing in Ramadan eggs as long as Easter eggs were allowed as well, but that is not what happened, because the purpose was not to foster tolerance but to suppress Christianity.

      The purpose of the post was to illustrate how absurd the event was, and how the children immediately responded by using the word Easter. Thanks for your input, even if I completely disagree.

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  4. Ramadan Eggs? Ramadan is about fasting. I think that if anyone would have a viisceral objection to the attempt to secularize a religious holiday it would devout Muslims especially with regards to Ramadan, a month of fasting. But the reality is that it’s almost an accepted practice to do this to Christianity whereas the outcry, had this been done to Islam, would be almost cause for panic. If I was a betting man, and I am not, I would bet that the chances of doing this kind of secular thing to Islam in a public school are about as remote as lightening striking the same spot twice on a given Thursday in May over it happening to a Christian holiday.

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