Friday, April 02, 2010

It’s Good Friday

What’s so good about Good Friday?

Isn’t it supposed to be commemorating the day that Jesus was nailed to the cross and made to suffer indescribable pain?

What’s good about that?

Some say that the “Good” in Good Friday is not from English, but from German. Gottes Freitag is German for God’s Friday.


In most of the world, Good Friday is a time of fasting, or taking only a light meal or two.

In the Philippines, Good Friday is celebrated by nailing real people to real crosses.

This is a quaint tradition that I think the Rightwing Evangelicals here in America should surely adopt. What better way to wear your religion on your sleeve than to put a nail through your hand?

I’ll volunteer to play a 1st century Roman soldier.


Rhymes With Right said...

From the Christian perspective, the day is "Good" from the perspective that the death of Christ was the means by which humanity was redeemed.

Hal said...

I always find it amazing how little Christians know about their own religion. Perhaps it is all for the best.