Fortunately for us the author of this article, Richard Wagner is not a dummy, as reading will show.
I especially like his take on the meaning of tradtion within the church. Within Christianity, perhaps the Orthodox (also known as Eastern Orthodox) Churches are the most enamored of tradition. One man's tradtion is another man's noose, of course. But evidently, in religion, as in politics, depending on the tradition, whether it be self-government, or the celebration of Easter, there are some traditions so bedrock as to possess inherent and lasting value.
The History and Meaning of Easter