Free Inquiry editor TOM FLYNN reveals “The Trouble with Easter”

Where did our most cherished Easter traditions come from—and is it too late to send them back? The author of the hilarious, controversial The Trouble with Christmas branches out, turning over every egg (and not a few rocks) to reveal the weird history behind Christianity’s holiest holiday. Tom tackles questions such as: How much does Easter owe to pagan sources? If Easter is so holy, why do the world's Christian churches observe it on the same day only one year in four? And why is it scheduled according to the phases of the moon? Where did our secular Easter traditions really come from?
Packed with rollicking humor and little-known facts, this fast-paced, illustrated presentation concludes with a side-by-side comparison of the resurrection accounts in the four gospels. Spoiler alert: the New Testament comes nowhere near telling a single coherent story concerning what Christians consider history’s most significant event!

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