For Christians -- broadly defined -- Easter should be the most significant holiday of the year. That is, it commemorates the most significant event in Christian belief: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For non-believers, the empty tomb is as difficult to comprehend as Balaam's talking ass. It is simply beyond the ordinary human experience and comprehension. Indeed, even his closest followers did not believe the first report:
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
I cannot pinpoint the day on which I came to believe in the resurrection, but I didn't come to that point through reason. It was -- and it remains -- a leap of faith.
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