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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
originally posted by: Assassin82
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Assassin82
Because it is Easter? Are you Christian? Do you celebrate? It's kind of a big thing.
I have never once in all my life ever heard of a Christian referred to as an "Easter Observer". I have never heard of a Muslim referred to as a "Ramadan Observer". I have never heard of a Jew referred to as a "Yom Kippur" observer.
Have you? Do you see how it's not a common reference?
It really is a strange phrase. Easter worshiper. What if it's the proper phrase in sir lanka ?
What if that's just what people call each other there?
originally posted by: j0seph7
That is because they ARE Easter worshipers! Catholics. The minute you start talking Jesus to these folks, their eyes will glaze over and they will want nothing to do with you! Catholics worship Mother Mary, pagan holidays such as Easter and Christmas. They bow down to statues and engage in idolatry! SO, ONCE AGAIN! THEY ARE EASTER WORSHIPERS WHO WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH JESUS CHRIST, THE LORD. Have a nice day.
originally posted by: Graysen
They are going out of their way to NOT designate Christians with status as victims.
originally posted by: xpert11
I am not religious, but I oppose this propaganda effort to distort or deny the fact an Islamic terrorist organisation targeted Christians at their place of worship.
they just pretend it didnt happen the way described
They didn't avoid it. They used a term that means the same thing specific to the holiday, which happens to be common in some denominations.
originally posted by: Hyperboles
Just like everywhere, probably they are scared of being labelled as islamaphobic.
The 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings was a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred on 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, when three Christian churches across Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of suicide bombings.