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(RNS) Even though the annual pranks may not be grounded in any ancient religious merrymaking, the notion of “holy fools” does have a long and respected place in Judeo-Christian history.

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  1. “When April Fool’s Turns Tragic”:

    Sure, it’s all fun and games…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9xWdeWtHag

    …until somebody REALLY gets hurt!

    [Note: The above is actually a 1 minute COMEDY video!]

  2. April’s Fool Day: Another man-made tradition not based on the Bible or Christian teachings. However, it is almost the Memorial of Jesus’ death (Lord’s Evening Meal), which Jesus instructed his disciples to commemorate every year (Nisan 14 according to the Jewish calendar), April 14 this year, concerning the new covenant regarding God’s kingdom. That is Bible-based and of utmost importance.

  3. Actually, April 1st was the day Jesus was conceived! April Fools makes fun of that calling everyone that believed a woman can have sex with God a FOOL!!! Whoever believed that Mary conceived from God is a fool. Sure, she had a baby, but it was from some stranger, how could someone mistake it for God?!! Imagine if this entire time, Christianity was in vain. How many countless hours of idleness wasted for some STORY. Because humanity doesn’t matter by what religion you’re part of, rather how you treat others.

  1. […] April Fool's isn't a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots Even though the annual panoply of pranks meant to mock the gullible or to send a friend on a “fool's errand” may not be grounded in any ancient religious merrymaking, the notion of “holy fools” does have a long and respected place in Judeo-Christian … Read more on Religion News Service […]

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