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Blondes Explain Easter (Author: Unknown)
Three blondes died in a car crash and found themselves at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter tells them that they can enter the gates only if they can answer one simple religious question. The question posed by St. Peter is "What is Easter?"
The first blonde replied, "Oh, that's easy! It's the holiday in November when we all get together, eat turkey and are thankful..."
"Wrong! You are not welcome here. I'm afraid you must go to the other place!" replied St. Peter.
He turned to the second blonde and asked her the same question, "What is Easter?"
The second blonde replied, "Easter is the holiday in December when we put up a pine tree, exchange presents, and celebrate the birth of Jesus."
St. Peter looked at the second blonde, banged his head against the pearly gates in disgust and told her she was wrong and would have to join her friend in the other place.
He then peered over his glasses at the third blonde and asked, "Do YOU know what Easter is?"
The third blonde smiled confidently and looked St. Peter in the eyes, "I know what Easter is."
"Oh?" said St. Peter, incredulously.
"Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus and his disciples were eating at the last supper and Jesus was later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of the disciples. The Romans took him to be crucified and he was stabbed in the side, made to wear a crown of thorns, and was hung on a cross with nails through his hands and feet. He was buried in a nearby cave which was sealed off by a large boulder."
St. Peter smiled broadly with delight.
The third blonde continued... "Every year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus can come out and, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter."