God Hates Beer

If it’s possible to have a bad long weekend, then Easter is it.

For some bloody unknown reason, pubs aren’t allowed to open on Good Friday in WA. Not just pubs, mind you, but anywhere that sells alcohol.

Like most Aussies my age, I was brought up in a school system that encouraged religious education. I have a pretty good recollection of the story of Easter, along with the much more entertaining Old Testament stories.

For the life of me though, I can not remember the significance of shutting the pubs.

Would someone kindly explain why you can go to the pub on any given Sunday (the Sabbath), Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, but not Good Friday?

I learned to loathe Easter in my adolescence, where partying was always destroyed by the dreaded running out of beer on Good Friday. On the odd lucky occasion, somebody remembered to stock up, but usually it resulted in an early night.

In retaliation for the religious nutballs who believe they have the right to decide when I get hammered, I’d like to point readers to Positive Atheism. A great list of quotes from Atheists through the ages. Here’s one that is especially applicable today:

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

— Thomas Jefferson

If you get sick of reading quotes, you can take the Bible quiz. Learn what Jesus was really like! That should keep you busy while waiting for the pub to open.

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