Sunday, March 31, 2013

Google takes Easter heat over Cesar Chavez doodle -

I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. Still can't quite get that there are so many ignorant and religiously superstitious people in this country. Religious zealotry, meet the Taliban and other psychos aligning themselves with a belief system that overrides sense.

Google takes Easter heat over Cesar Chavez doodle - Today, the middle letter is a round portrait of the late migrant farm labor union leader Cesar Chavez.

Like many such doodles, it comes on the birthday of the subject. Mr. Chavez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona.

But appearing on Easter – one of the holiest days for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world – the Chavez Google doodle has set off a mini-storm of protest, including (inevitably) in the twitterverse.

Some of the comments are a little unnerving in their vehemence:
“Unbelievable! Their true colors are showing! Yahoo here I come!”

“Damn Google…. No Easter wishes from those Atheists.”

“Better a dead lefty, them a risen Lord.”

I wonder what the outcry would have been if Google had done a Passover graphic, or better yet, something like this:

Venus of Willendor, Europe, approximately 25,1000 B.C.E.

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