Showing posts from March, 2019


At sundown on March 20, 2019, the Jews began their celebration of Purim  and it runs through sundown on March 21, 2019. Purim is a joyous and raucous festival celebrating their victory over the wicked Amalekite, Haman, as told in the Bible’s book of Esther. During Purim, the scroll of Esther, or “Megillat Esther” is read and sometimes acted out. Gifts are given to the poor, and they munch triangular-shaped cookies called hamantaschen, named for the villainous Haman. [1] However, many do not believe Esther recounts true events and they, in essence, reduce it to fairytale status. [2] Yet, we know it’s TRUE! “Today, Purim is celebrated as a noisy and fun festival. Some view it as a kind of Jewish April Fool’s Day …” [3] As Christians who believe every word of our Bible is infallible and God-breathed, we have not so jokingly dubbed our April Fool’s Day , the Atheist’s Holiday , based on Psalm 53:1:   “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” But, is there