Friday, April 10, 2009
Happy "Good" Friday
It definitely is a Good Friday here in the dorf -- sunny, warm (for April -- nearing 70F/21C) and a holiday! Yes, a holiday -- we get today and Monday off. Hooray!
But I think that calling today "Good Friday" is a bit insulting to Jesus. Sure, it turned out well later on (unless you happened to not be Christian anytime between 400 AD and 2009 AD) , but I'm pretty sure the original Good Friday was the absolute shittiest day of his life -- dragging a tree through the streets of Jerusalem, getting nailed to that tree, missing his Seder, then stabbed with a spear and bleeding to death. Call me crazy, but that doesn't sound like a good day. Of course, calling it "Shitty Friday" probably isn't going to pass muster with the Church, "Freaky Friday" is taken and "Incredibly Painful Friday" isn't very catchy. So, we're stuck with it. But don't expect JC to be in a good mood today.