A story of the Easter Message
The intellectual spoke for an hour, ending with brutal clarity.
"Therefore," he said, "there is no God; Jesus Christ never existed; there is no such thing as the Holy Spirit. The Church is an oppressive institution.... The future belongs to the State, and the State is in the hands of the Party."
As he was sitting down, an old priest near the front stood up and asked if he could say two words. The intellectual contemptuously agreed. The old priest turned back to the crowd and shouted:
(Christ is risen)
The crowd shouted back:
(Indeed he is risen!)