Seriously? Is the traditional Easter egg hunt in the UK under attack as a strange act of political correctness? In 2016 the event was named “Easter egg Trail.” This year it is being announced as the “Great British Egg Hunt”. So, where is "Easter"? Where has it gone? To The Washington Post, a church spokesperson said that church leaders are against this type of re-branding of an event which attracts more than 300.000 children at 250 sites which are owned by the #National Trust. Finger-pointing is already ongoing as to who was responsible for removing the reference to Christian Easter.
Who was it?
The National Trust claims not to know who is responsible for this quite strange re-naming of the most important Christian event, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
A spokesperson used an interview with the Telegraph to blame the fiasco on Cadbury’s board of directors.
Spitting on Cadbury's grave?
Prime Minister Theresa May told ITV that what the National Trust was doing would be "ridiculous." Archbishop Sentamu of York said Cadbury is insulting Christians and the company Cadbury by re-branding what is an old tradition because the company’s founder, #John Cadbury, was a devout Quaker who strongly recognized the Christian character of Easter. To "change" Easter would be like to spitting on the grave of John Cadbury," Sentamu told reporters. Cadbury built homes for his workers, "he built a church, he made provision for schools,” Sentamu said. “It is obvious that for him Jesus and justice were two sides of the one coin.
Reverend Agnetha who is Head of the Congregation for the Faith of the Christian Universal Life Church, one of the five largest online-churches with real life Bible groups in more than seventy countries, told journalists of CNA that she is deeply shocked by the idea to rename a Christian tradition in a western country.
"Our faith is not a product that can be re-branded", she said. "From our Muslim friends, we hear a lot about them feeling insulted about certain issues. Honestly, now I am feeling insulted, my religious feelings hurt and my faith disrespected, I am shocked." The Reverend also explained that only those who have respect for their own culture can develop respect for other cultures. "Being a devout Christian does not mean to take away anything from someone else. It helps me to accept other traditions and religions. Only unity in diversity can there be a path to tolerance and liberty," Agnetha said.