My ward wants to celebrate Holi, that most fun of Hindu celebrations--no, wait, who are we kidding? Diwali is pretty fun too, at least when celebrated in a country with no restrictions on its fireworks--later this month. This was announced in church a few Sundays ago, and as my friends around me nodded--right on, man, that sounds like a good idea--I fumed silently: Holi was last month, people. If we're going to bastardize someone else's religious tradition for our own enjoyment, can't we at least do it accurately?
Apparently, I have no sense of fun at all. Just call me Holi-er than thou.
(Pause for groans.)
What can I say? I'm a Purimist about my religious holidays.
(Ba dum chh!)
At least we're not trying to replicate 'Eid al-Fitr; I'm the Rama-don of respect for Islam.
(Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all month.)
Want me to quit this? It'll Pentecost you!
(Or should I say "Puntecost"?)
More religious celebration puns? Seder it ain't so!
(I can never pass over the chance for a pun. Ha!)
Think I'll ever stop appreciating other religions? Nope! I'm reLentless!
(Get it? Get it? Lent, the forty days of fasting and punitence? Oh, I kill me.)