It’s a very complicated calculation, involving ecclesiastical and Paschal moons and the vernal equinox, all having to do with the Emperor Constantine who converted to Christianity but didn’t want Easter to be the same day as Passover; as well as with the Church’s clever syncretism that scooped up all the pagan sun-worshipping and fertility and resurrection festivals into their own holiday.

And if Jesus really lived, and if he really was divine, and if I could have been one of the disciples, I would want to be Thomas – just to be sure.

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