Admittedly, when I saw a facebook thread lace into Hillary Clinton today, I didn’t get it. Well, I got the hatred. Somebody disliked says something good on social media and there’s always some kind of problem. Like they’re wearing a tan suit or something.
Apparently, as it was mansplained to me a little while ago, some commentators neglected to mention the Sri Lankans at Easter Mass were Christians. The objectionable term some have used seems to be “Easter worshipper.”
I think it takes a lot of imagination to think that some people on social media are so ignorant of Christianity that they think we *worship* Easter. Like the event is a deity.
Mrs Clinton actually included the term “travelers,” as I also read that hotels were targeted as well. Christians, I believe, hold that tourists are also God’s children. When I read her reproduced tweet, it seems she was praying for “worshippers and travelers,” which covers both bases, I guess. Even the people who didn’t make it to Mass yesterday.
I’ve known a few evangelical Protestants who did not consider me a Christian. If I had been attacked in my church on the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring, they might have referred to me more easily as an “Easter worshipper” than a “Christian.” That some Catholics on the Right would take journalists or celebrities to task on this point is a bit rich, given that some of their ideological bedfellows think of them as convenient non-Christian idiots.
Meanwhile, we all continue to pray (not think thoughts) for the victims of violence in our world. That would seem to be more than enough.