Selling Out Pentecost to Islam

Next Sunday, Christians are celebrating the feast of Pentecost. A Protestant church in the Netherlands is using the occasion to propose the abolishment of the public holiday for the second day of Pentecost. The Dutch have officially been enjoying this holiday since 1815, but the church wants it replaced by an official holiday on Eid-al-Fitr, the day marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

  • Shebel

    I never had much use for the fucking Dutch.

  • Martin B

    This church is now officially a suicide cult.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Fortunately, the original Pentecost, the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, was observed without incident on Wednesday and yesterday.

  • Why do they call themselves Christians?