Friday, April 13, 2007

Flipping Triskaidekaphobia

Friday the 13th is nothing to be afraid of.
Fear of it does not have any basis legitimate basis. If it did, there wouldn’t be so many tortured explanations for it.

I’ve heard that it’s due to The Last Supper. Jesus and the 12 Apostles add up to 13 and, of course, it turned out lousy for Jesus.

And I’ve heard it’s because that’s the day in 1307 that the Knights Templar were rounded up to be exterminated. It didn’t work out exactly as planned, but it was still a lousy day for the Templars.

Perhaps the most tortured explanation is to do with Wiccans. Covens have 13 members, 12 plus the High Priestess.
Calling it unlucky because of this is offensive, disturbing and belittling. It’s one more way that organized religions have attacked the old ways. Mainstream religion likes to use fear to keep us in check. They claim to spread love, and they use fear to do it.

But back to Friday the 13th. Run out of gas? Lock yourself out of the house? Forget to record your favorite show? Trip over the cat?
No matter what happens, it’ll be Friday’s fault.

Why not flip it over? Decide today is a good day and that only good things happen on Friday the 13th. If you’ve made up your mind that it’s going to be a lousy day, that’s what you’ll get. If you decide it’s good, then it will be.

See for yourself.

And have a great day.


Paprikapink said...

It's always been lucky for me. I'm glad you mentioned it! I wasn't paying attention to the date and I would've missed my lucky day. That would've been unlucky.

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad to know it's a lucky day for you. Thanks for coming by, Paprikapink