[extropy-chat] Atheist Easter

scerir scerir at libero.it
Tue Apr 13 16:46:57 UTC 2004

<<Every now and then in the past, proposals have been advanced to simplify
the calculation of Easter. Already in 1539 the German church reformer
Martin Luther argued in his 'Von den Concilijs vnd Kirchen' that Easter
should be celebrated on a fixed day in the calendar like Christmas.
In 1926 the League of Nations issued a proposal to observe Easter Sunday on
the Sunday after the second Saturday of April. Two years later the
parliament of the United Kingdom passed the "Easter Act, 1928" [18 & 19 Geo.
5, ch. 35] that would enable the observance of Easter in the United Kingdom
according to the proposal of the League of Nations at a future date as soon
as a general agreement had been reached on this topic by all Christian
So far, no such agreement has been achieved and the act has therefore not
been brought into force. In 1999 the Earl of Dartmouth introduced a bill
("Easter Act 1928 (Commencement) Act 1999") in the House of Lords to bring
the act into force, but it was withdrawn on 11 March of the same year.>>

More at http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/easter/eastercalculator.htm
a page by R.H. van Gent http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/homepage.htm

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