Good Friday?  

klevermrspiff 58M
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4/14/2006 8:08 pm

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Good Friday?

Excuse my irreligion, but why do we call this Good Friday? We commemorate this to the Friday when our Savior was brutally tortured and executed.

That doesn't sound good to me. Even though as the story goes, it all worked out by Sunday, it was the beginning of a bad weekend. Maybe we should call it, "big boo boo Friday," or "FUBAR Friday," or "We-won't-make-that-mistake-again Friday," or "Thank God He let this one slide" Friday.

So, at the end of this weekend, we have Easter. It was the day when the savior rose, and when a rabbit hides eggs. A rabbit has as much to do with eggs as it does the savior. I've looked through my Bibles to try to find one reference of the bunny and the eggs. Could somebody tell me the passage, chapter and verse?

For children, Easter is a day when they get colored, hard-boiled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are not known to delight children. We show them how to dye an egg, always an important life skill.

This is normally something pretty lame to kids, so, we make it special by loading baskets with candy covered with plastic grass, while the hard boiled eggs stay in there like Christmas ornaments. Children eat all the candy within a day and get hyper. They remember it as a happy day, then, while the hard-boiled eggs stay in the baskets like plastic fruit till Memorial Day.

Does anybody ever question any of this? No, because it is on our calenders. Somebody did something like this at this time of year once, and so now we have to do it again and again when the calender says it is this day.

It is evident that the calender is the most inane, stupidly used invention in human history. Especially after multiple religions get a hold of it.

_wannaplaydirty_ 41F

4/15/2006 2:34 pm

As a very lapsed catholic I'm just happy to accept two days off work and an excuse to eat unholy amounts of chocolate - I've no idea where the bunny comes into it!

klevermrspiff replies on 4/15/2006 3:35 pm:
I saw that you are an Atheist, like myself (A particular type called an "inceptivist"). There are two creeds that we hold concerning religious holidays. 1) If somebody gives you a day off with pay, take it. It doesn't matter what they want to call it. 2) Never miss even the flimsiest excuse to party! Life is too grim otherwise.

_wannaplaydirty_ 41F

5/1/2006 8:21 am

Too bloody right - I read with some surprise the other week that atheists are the most mis-trusted group in America - which is a little worrying!

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