Try to hold on to your Easter eggs. NPR (aka National Progressive Radio) — which is funded by your tax dollars — apparently doesn’t know the reason for the most celebrated holiday in the world, second only to Christmas.
That’s right. According to a column on NPR, Easter is “the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere like that, but rather arose into heaven.”
They are so many things historically and theologically wrong with that statement it’s laughable.
The problem is it actually passed editorial standard and was posted on the NPR site.
Even the Washington Post acknowledged NPR is begging to be attacked by Christians for bias.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Do we only publicly fund entities that don’t like Christians (looking at you, Planned Parenthood)?
This may seem like I’m being a hypersensitive Christian here but even The Washington Post said this error “practically begged Christians to renew charges that the media is biased against them.”
Feeling the need to Eastersplain to their postmodern, “no objective truth” fans, someone wrote an article for the NPR website that described Easter as “the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere like that, but rather arose into heaven.”
Obviously, what is being described is the Ascension, which comes after Easter (May 13th in the Roman Rite this year).
They also got the “hell” part wrong too. As the Post article points out, we Roman Catholics and many other Christian denominations do say “he descended into hell,” as part of the Apostle’s Creed (which say when praying the Rosary).