Adorable 3-year-old Scottish girl’s inquiry into Easter has 39 million views

Adorable 3-year-old Scottish girl’s inquiry into Easter has 39 million views
Isla Nelson, the daughter of Scottish comedian Mark Nelson, has garnered almost 40 million views with an adorable video questioning the traditions of Easter. Image Source: YouTube.

It could be the child-like innocence, or the clever writing, or the adorable 3-year-old’s Scottish accent, but viewers just love this video of a little girl questioning her father on the logical consistencies, or lack thereof, in the traditions of Easter.

It’s gotten 39 million views, and it’s only been on Facebook for two days.

“Dad are you painting a face on an egg?” she asks.

“Yes I am,” her father responds.

“Have you lost your mind?” She counters.

“No, it’s for Easter!” he explains, “what’s wrong with Easter now.”

“I just don’t understand whats it’s all about,” she adds. “Why do you give me chocolate?”

“What do you mean?” he asks.

“When I ask for chocolate,” she explains, “Mom says ‘no no no, not good for you.’ Sometimes you give me more chocolate so I can eat.”

“Like when?” he demands.

“Easter,” she lists, “Halloween, Christmas, my birthday.”

“OK, OK,” her father allows.

“The country is gripped by obesity!” she exclaims, “but all our celebrations have loads of chocolates!”

“I suppose you’re right!” he says, pensively.

The rest of the video launches into a rational inquiry into the theological underpinnings of the traditions of Easter, and finds them wanting.

The video stars comedian Mark Nelson and his daughter, Isla. After only two days, it’s approaching 40 million views, and will probably surpass it in time for Easter.

Of course, the irrationality of the traditions have little to do with the real reason of the holiday – the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and His resurrection, for the sake of washing away the sins of the world. And chocolates.

Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
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A Mass is expected later in Bethlehem's Nativity Church, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.
Catholics and others are celebrating Easter whereas Orthodox Christians, who follow a different calendar, were marking Palm Sunday with processions.
At the Vatican, Pope Francis presided over a solemn vigil service Saturday night. In his homily, Francis said the Easter mystery requires the faithful to seek an answer "to the questions which challenge our faith, our fidelity, and our very existence."