A Story For Easter Sunday

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Adoration Of The Shepherds by Matthias Stomer.

Apologies if you were expecting our usual Sunday Bear Music post today but seeing as it is Easter Sunday, I thought I would impart a story of biblical origins. I am not really a religious person but I also like to hedge my bets; just in case there is something in this religion nonsense. I would hate to say there is no God and then, after I die, get up to heaven only to be met by Alanis Morissette telling me I should have believed in that Dogma film Kevin Smith made. Also, for my own sanity, I would like to think there is something after death and that we don’t all just disappear into an approaching bright light never to be heard from again.

Razzi Sees Jesus In Notre Dame Flames

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Razzi doesn’t really follow the news, it is just too depressing he maintains. You will never catch him with his head in a newspaper unless it is to look at the cartoons. Andy Capp is a particular favourite. So last night, Edward mentions the Notre Dame fire and Razzi looks on bemused. When Edward explained that part of the 850 year old cathedral had burnt down Razzi was shocked and said he hoped that Quasimodo was safe. He even went so far as to blame the humpbacked bell ringer saying that he probably left the chip pan on. Razzi often gets a little mixed up between fiction and real life.

What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

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Yesterday was Jesus’ Birthday. We all know what Jesus looked like, don’t we? He was the dude with the long hair and a beard who is probably the most painted person ever to have lived – if you believe that he did actually live. He always wore a long robe with long sleeves (mostly white) and a mantle (often blue). Jesus is so familiar to us that people often see his likeness in pieces of toast or pancakes. It is now known that this familiar image of Jesus actually comes from the Byzantine era, from the 4th Century onwards, and Byzantine representations of Jesus were symbolic – they were all about meaning, not historical accuracy. So did he really look like this? The answer is probably not!

Radiohead Fans Attacked By Islamists

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Here at Jammy Toast we don’t often get involved with politics, or religious bigotry for that matter, but the time has come for us to speak out. Surely part of any religion must be to live and let live. No religion, or its followers, has the right to impose its will or beliefs on anyone else – and that includes Islamists. However, this is what has happened in Istanbul in Turkey. One of our favourite groups Radiohead, have also condemned an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store.

What Became Of The 12 Apostles?

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After the last supper Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver, Peter denied knowing Him three times, and Thomas doubted Jesus had risen from the dead after the crucifixion. The Easter story tells us what happened to Jesus but what happened to his so called friends? What happened to his disciples, who became the 12 Apostles? Very little is known about their lives after the crucifixion but now writer Tom Bissell, who has spent four years travelling the world, has unearthed the stories, myths and legend about their later lives. He found a melting pot of historical fact and religious fiction making for very colourful tales…

What Happens When We Die?

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One thing which we humans have to worry about and teddy bears don’t is just what happens to us when we die. For years I have heard stories of near-death experiences where people see bright lights and just as they are about to enter into the light they are brought back to life. Too many people say the same thing about near-death experiences for it to be something which someone has made up or dreamt. So just what does happen when we die, does anybody know?

Buddy Christ

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With all this talk of religion, and a new Pope being elected at the moment, I suddenly had a thought – are the bears religious? I am pretty sure the subject of religion and god and has never popped its head prior to today, so I thought I would ask a few questions. Einstein is always the bear who seems to be the expert on most issues so I decided I would ask him. According to him, the bears have their own religion which is based around Buddy Christ.