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A church has been forced to remove the word “Jesus” from its Easter signs because it was too offensive to non-Christians

This is unbelievable. A church has been forced to remove the word “Jesus” from its Easter signs, because it has been causing offence. Elim Church on the Central Coast in New South Wales paid for digital signs to be displayed at Erina Fair shopping centre reading “the greatness of His Power!”

Pastor Martin Duffy told 2FB radio that shopping centre manager Lendlease objected to the signs and forced them to be changed to read «Risen Christ» instead of «Jesus». The shopping centre manager requested to withdraw the word “Jesus” from the sign as it may have offended shoppers and non-Christians.

 

The sign was an advertisement for a free community event being held on the waterfront at Gosford. “The greatness of His Power!” and “Jesus is Alive!” the sign read.

This isnt something new. This Anti-Christ campaign has been going on for decades. In Norway, in the late 80s and early 90`s we saw many churches being burned. One by one. Coincidence? Not at all. This Anti-Christ campaign has been going on for a long time. About 20 years ago there were a war on Christmas and a war on Easter in the U.S.

The Evil elite want Easter banned, claiming that Easter and Jesus is too offensive. This is ridiculous.

Last year, the Church of England accused the National Trust of “airbrushing faith” after it dropped the word “Easter” from the name of the long-standing egg hunt, according to telegraph.co.uk.

The annual event, which sees hundreds of thousands of children search for chocolate eggs at National Trust properties, had previously been called an “Easter Egg Trail,” with the name being changed to the “Great British Egg Hunt” in 2017.

Now, the National Trust has reintroduced Easter to its annual Cadbury`s egg hunt after a public outcry over it removing religious references from the event. Shopping Centre manager Lendlease have also change the mindset.

Last year, furious shoppers have blasted Cadbury’s and Nestle for missing the word Easter off their chocolate eggs, threatening to boycott the brands, but both companies insist there has been no «deliberate decision» to drop the word from their packaging, with Cadbury saying the word Easter is embossed on the actual egg.

When did someone try to stop a little girl wearing a T-shirt with this sign: WTF? There are thousands of similar T-shirts. Do non-christians really care, and how many are they? Do they celebrate Easter? Do they celebrate Christmas?

The new testament states that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian faith. The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God, and is cited as proof that God will judge the world in righteousness.

Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs (symbols of the empty tomb).

Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally. So is it with Christmas and holiday season.

Will you celebrate?

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Christmas is a season of reflection

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Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday or Black Friday

The National Retail Federation`s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey estimates that American shoppers are likely to spend $804,42 each this holiday season. 50% of those will spend some of that money shopping online.

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Businesses like Amazon and eBay will leak their Black Friday ads online in advance of the big day and if you log in to Amazon today you will see Black Friday ads on their website. It`s simply because they know that hard-core shoppers spend time scanning the ads, comparison shopping and mapping out the route to the best bargains.

JCPenney will be opening their doors at 5 p.m on Thursday November 27th. It`s getting earlier and earlier every year. It started to make the deals early Friday morning, but this has gotten out of hand. Who`s going to be the first to start Black Friday on Wednesday?

Last year we were dealing with a government shut down, and there was a short shopping season because Thanksgiving landed so late in November. It will be better this year by 1 day. 92 billion shoppers swiped their cards on Black Friday last year, and 47,1% of those did their shopping online. Millions were shopping online on Cyber Monday, and 25 million did their shopping on a mobile device.

Black Monday is expected to surpass Cyber Monday as the biggest online shopping day next year, according to Adobe forecast. Thanksgiving online sales are climbing and will probably be the best day for finding deals online. Not Black friday or Cyber Monday.

Prices online will be discounted an average of 24% and that`s better than Cyber Monday (20%) and Black Friday (23%). Do you think the online deal will be better online than in-store deals? Except for special in-store Black Friday promotions and inventory clearances closer to the holidays, in-store and online prices generally match.

Ot top of people`s list is iPhone 6+, iPhone 6 and Ipad Mini. Other things on top of the list is Kindle, Xbox One, GoPro and Google glass. When I was watching the list I saw that most of the things on that list was IoT`s. (Internet of things).

Thanksgiving is becoming a major day for shopping online, and more stores are opening up as well. Online sales surpassed $1 billion last year, and it is expected to see that climb 27% in 2014, to $1,35 billion. A third of the sales will come from mobile devices, and that`s up 21% from 2013.

Cyber Monday is expected to increase by 15% to a record $2,6 billion in online sales. Black Friday will see the fastest growth by 28% to $2,48 billion, according to Adobe forecast. Thanksgiving will also grow, but not as much as Black Friday. Up 27% to $1,35 billion.

It`s the most wonderful time of the year. If you`re a marketer.

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