Friday, April 14, 2017

It's Good

On this.. well not on this day, what do you call it when you celebrate a day that represents something that was supposed to happen at a certain time adjacent to another holiday that's based on the phases of the moon or the tides or something? Well that, on this that, Jesus our alleged Lord and Saviour, supposedly died a slow and agonizing death on the cross.

Now if you've read enough of the posts on this blog that have any coherent thought to them (admittedly that does narrow things down a bit) then you'll know that I'm rather skeptical that this event ever happened, and indeed that there ever really was a Jesus, if that's even his real name, but nevertheless, that is supposedly why we celebrate this holiday of Easter.

It's really a brilliant bit of PR by the Catholic church to name the whatever you call it versary of that day Good Friday. I think it goes something like being crucified allowed Jesus to die so he could rise and go to Heaven and and thus be able to provide salvation (finally) for sinners, which is all people, who were pretty much born guilty. Something along the lines of Jesus died on the cross which paid for everyone's sins, eg existing as we're born sinners and all that so ta Jesus, was swell of you. I mean you still have to jump through some hoops to get it, and which hoops differ according to who you ask, but this, as far as I know (which admittedly isn't a whole lot) is why the whatever it is of the day of Jesus' rather grim death, is called "Good".


Have a good day.

3 comments:

lekkerman said...

I just received a whatsapp message carrying a picture of the crucified Jesus. The accompanying text read: Happy Dead Man on a Stick Day!

Michelle said...

*snickers*

you can see why people turn it into a holiday about bunnies and chocolate?

Michelle said...

I guess today could be considered zombie day..

I predict one day in the future, after the zombie apocalypse and the various wars and then the years of hunger and deprivation afterwards followed by humans and zombies living together in a fragile coexistence, improving as time goes on but never been quite perfect that the zombies will reappropriate this day as their own, with a few tweaks of course.