Google Snubs Easter

Google Easter Kathryn Jean Lopez is miffed that Google doesn’t have a special alternate logo for Easter like they do for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and other events. She’d even settle for a bunny or a colored egg. Any acknowledgment at all.

Easter is the holiest day of the year for Christians, who believe Christ rose from the dead and absolved humanity for our sins (with various strings attached, depending on denomination). One’s faith would have to be fragile, indeed, to require a sop from Google. And, frankly, if I believed in the Easter miracle, I’d be rather offended if a search engine trivialized it with Peter Cottontail.

(As it turns out, by the way, there is a Google Easter search available. It was the first result I found by Googling “Google Easter.”)

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Comments

  1. LaurenceB says:

    If Google had chosen to decorate with crosses, Lopez would have complained that it trivialized the solemnity of the occasion; if they had decorated with Easter Eggs, she would have complained that they were removing Christ from the holiday; so they did nothing at all, which left her no choice but to complain that they did nothing at all.

  2. Alex Knapp says:

    You know, I’m not a Christian, but I’ve read the Gosepls several times, and I’ve always been under the impression that Christians are supposed to want to be persecuted–indeed, as I recall, the Beatitudes praise the persecuted for faith above all others.

    So isn’t Google’s “snub” a good thing for Christians?

  3. Alex Knapp says:

    And before people start wailing too much, the above comment I wrote is just a joke…

  4. Michael says:

    So isn’t Google’s “snub” a good thing for Christians?

    Only if they publicly complain about how persecuted they are. After all, God only know how Christian you are based on your public displays.