Is magic real? Is it deception or slight-of-hand? Not since 1956 has this happened. It won’t happen again until April 1st, 2029. One thing is also certain; it has happened in the past many times and will keep happening in the future. But why will it not happen again until 2029 when (since 1900) it has only happened four times: 1923, 1934, 1945, and as mentioned 1956? Every 11-years for four cycles, then a 62-year cycle followed by the return to an 11-year cycle for four times. Why this peculiar pattern?
Questions Are Good!
Questions are good in order to better understand. What is so special about today? It is indeed April Fool’s Day (April 1st), but it is also Easter Sunday. However, April Fool’s and Easter together won’t happen again until 2029. Finding answers or at least finding compelling or plausible answers are very good for better understanding our world, even understanding human nature (the observer) much better. Are we astute observers and astute inquisitors? Do we astutely reason and infer to formulate astute maps, astute blueprints, or astute subsequent questions?
I want you to try your best to answer these following questions about Easter and see how many you get correct:
- When, where, and how did Easter originate?
- How many women came to the tomb Easter morning?
- What were the last words of Jesus?
- How many days did Jesus teach after his resurrection?
- Who buried Jesus?
- Did an angel cause a great earthquake that rolled back the stone in front of the tomb?
- Who did the women see at the tomb?
- Was the tomb already open when they got there?
- Did the women tell the disciples?
- Did Mary Magdalene cry at the tomb?
- Did Mary Magdalene recognize Jesus?
- Could Jesus’s followers touch him?
- Where did Jesus tell the disciples to meet him?
- Who saw Jesus resurrected?
- Should the gospel be preached to everyone?
Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below to determine whether you are a fool on Easter-April Fool’s Day or an informed fool or neither. 😁
Footnote — read what acclaimed scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman has to say about the folklore of Easter, resurrection, and what Jesus did or did not teach in my follow-up blog-post: An Easter Reflection.
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