A Christian 'Passover'? Some Jews say yes, some Christians oppose

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  • RFLASH Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    I am gay. I grew up Mormon and I am grateful for all the moments when I shared spiritual moments with others. After I was out it was all gone! I am not blaming, it just happens that way. I may be gay, but it hasn't taken away how much I love sharing a belief in God with others. I was really frustrated because people just don't open up and I found myself backing a co worker into a corner so I could tell her how I felt about God.She is Mormon. I don't tell them what to believe! I just want to hear their sincere beliefs. It builds anyone up!
    I had a wonderful experience among some catholic. they shared!
    Believe me! There are some true spiritual experiences waiting for you if you allow others to share their faith. It doesn't mean that you believe the same things. There is power that comes from peoples deep belief in God!
    I have to believe different. I know God is fine with who I am! People back away. Most people don't know how much I believe in God

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    April 21, 2014 11:03 a.m.

    Karen R.,

    "....my question was a sincere one. Does it matter if something is true?"

    Not for the purpose of honoring and celebrating tradition. The Exodus and the resurrection of Jesus, both celebrated just this last week by respective believers, endure from generation to generation despite scientific skepticism that either event actually happened exactly as popular belief tells it.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    April 20, 2014 6:28 a.m.


    You seem to have taken my comment as a gratuitous poke of a stick. Maybe I should have waited until I was less annoyed before writing, but my question was a sincere one: Does it matter if something is true?

    According to a DN editorial today, truth is a social principle to be encouraged. "[It affects] personal morality, and [it affects] our political morality." I couldn't agree more.

  • Mick Murray, Utah
    April 19, 2014 4:26 p.m.


    We get it. You're an atheist.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    April 19, 2014 11:32 a.m.

    Does it matter that there is no evidence that the Exodus ever happened? That it is now the historical and archeological consensus that the story is a fiction developed in an attempt to unite Israelites as a people?

  • Cool Headed Sandy, UT
    April 19, 2014 10:18 a.m.

    Hosting or attending a "Seder" type dinner among Christians can be intended as neither mockery nor mimicry but might be a sincere form of intellectual exercise to align one's belief in both Jehovah of the Old Testament with the Risen Jesus of the new. Neither Jew nor Gentile should proclaim exclusivity to worship and learn whom, where, what or how they may. Mutual respect and tolerance would do nice things for everyone -- and our skin can be thick enough to let everyone more or less have their own approach to spirituality.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    April 19, 2014 9:13 a.m.

    I don't typically celebrate Passover but I have done so a few times with Jewish friends. It was a good experience.