Google Celebrates Their Religion

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Ed Driscol notes that Google has a predictable manner of observing Easter.  Ironic, since whatever else you could say about Cesar Chavez he was a devout Catholic:


“While two billion Christians around the world celebrate Easter Sunday on this 31st day of March, Google is using its famous ‘Doodle’ search logo art to mark the birth of left-wing labor leader,” notes, adding that “Google’s Easter insult sparks Twitter backlash, mockery,” as well it should.


The timing of latest in-your-face politically correct homepage is oddly appropriate. As Dennis Prager has written, “You cannot understand the Left if you do not understand that leftism is a religion,” and one with its own sources of mythology. Back in 2006 at Tech Central Station, Lee Harris described French Marxist Georges Sorel (1847-1922), and the concept of the Sorelian Myth:

Sorel, for whom religion was important, drew a comparison between the Christian and the socialist revolutionary. The Christian’s life is transformed because he accepts the myth that Christ will one day return and usher in the end of time; the revolutionary socialist’s life is transformed because he accepts the myth that one day socialism will triumph, and justice for all will prevail. What mattered for Sorel, in both cases, is not the scientific truth or falsity of the myth believed in, but what believing in the myth does to the lives of those who have accepted it, and who refuse to be daunted by the repeated failure of their apocalyptic expectations. How many times have Christians in the last two thousand years been convinced that the Second Coming was at hand, only to be bitterly disappointed — yet none of these disappointments was ever enough to keep them from holding on to their great myth. So, too, Sorel argued, the myth of socialism will continue to have power, despite the various failures of socialist experiments, so long as there are revolutionaries who are unwilling to relinquish their great myth. That is why he rejected scientific socialism — if it was merely science, it lacked the power of a religion to change individual’s lives. Thus for Sorel there was “an…analogy between religion and the revolutionary Socialism which aims at the apprenticeship, preparation, and even the reconstruction of the individual — a gigantic task.”

 Go here to read the rest.  Leftism truly is a religion, a very sad and pathetic one.

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  1. “..believing in the myth has done to those who have accepted it, and who refuse to be daunted by the repeated failure of their apocalyptic expectations.”

    Sorel’s comparison is poetic.

    Conversions are life changing! Amazing grace is just that, amazing. Thirteen years and I am still in awe of Gods Love. Thirteen years ago was my return home to my fathers house. Leaving behind the pig’s food for a welcome home celebration that still today leaves me breathless to ponder it.
    Was once lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.
    Happy Easter everyone at TAC, and thanks for being kind and showing patience with me.

  2. *faint smile* I think it’s bad for ’em, but I’d be more worried if they did have, oh, flowers and eggs and fluffy bunnies as the doodle. Flatly ignoring Easter does far less harm than trying to make it all about candy, at least at this point.

    (Not that my family is going to lack for candy. At all. The girls are a little loose on what we’re celebrating, but that’s because they’re not sure what “death” is.)

  3. It doesn’t have any thing to so with Easter. It’s Cesar Chavez day, a state holiday in at least three states.
    do your homework, before you start writing propaganda.

  4. Mac,

    Wishing you and all a blessed and joyous Easter!

    Thank God for small mercies.

    Coincidentally, March 31 could be liberal saint and mass murderer Che’s birthday that Google (stinks) commemorated.

    Google stinks. It 24/7 celebrates liberals’ (synonymous with imbeciles) true religion.

    Apparently, some believe C. Chavez died for their sins.

    Forgive all injuries.

    Forgive all injuries.

    Forgive all . . .

  5. One would not complain if Nero or Stalin forgot to send Christmas cards. It’s expected. This does not surprise me. At this point, the only thing I expect from our supposed corporate and government leaders is a slap in the face. Christ told us to expect this. Now it’s here. Yes, the slap in the face still stings, but so does their hand. Our wounds will be healed. Theirs? Not so much unless, and we can always hope, they convert, repent, and amend their lives.

  6. “…said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Then Cesar Chavez said to her, “I know nothing, I’m just the gardener.”

    Happy Easter to everyone at TAC! 50 day celebration!!

  7. I’m mreminded of a blog someone posted about Dostoevsky’s socialism. it was a Christian vision which he held, and one that could only find realization in the kingdom of God. All other types depend on human effort and are doomed to ultimate failure.

  8. Bing has WAY cooler images on its home page anyway (today’s picture was of dozens of brightly colored Ukrainian Easter eggs) 🙂

  9. I definitely found Google’s Doodle for yesterday a bit jarring. After all, with Easter’s changing date, and Chavez’s birthday hardly being a landmark one this year (86 is not one of the biggies after you are dead… if it had been 85, 90, 100 etc, that might excuse it a bit), it definitely seemed more like a deliberate snub to Western Christians.

    Honestly I expect Google’s approach to Easter is the tack that the media will take in the future. Ignore it… and possibly counter program with secular feasts.

  10. Easter is not in Google Calendar — I had to write it in myself. In fairness, there’s no Hanukkah or Ramadan either. There’s New Year’s, MLK Jr Day, Groundhog Day, Lincoln’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, St. Pat’s, April Fools’, TAX DAY, EARTH DAY, Cinco de Mayo (really? They thought people would forget when it is?), Mothers’ Day, Memorial Day, JFK’s birthday, Fathers’ Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Election Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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