Apr 13, 2007

Friday the 13th

Even in this modern age and time, many of us may still experience what is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or fear of Friday the 13th.

Various situations/events may be cited that could, perhaps, help us understand why Friday the 13th has been considered “unlucky”.
The Last Supper, with stories that Judas was the thirteenth guest, and that the Crucifixion of Jesus occurred Friday.
That the biblical Eve offered the fruit to Adam on a Friday, and that the slaying of Abel happened on a Friday (though the Bible does not identify the days of the week when these events occurred). [3]
That it started on Friday, October 13, 1307, the date that many Knights Templar were simultaneously arrested in France, by agents of King Philip IV.
Personally, I never took much attention to Friday the 13th. I wasn’t superstitious, and to me, Friday the 13th was just any other day. Except this particular Friday the 13th on the month of February, 1998. That was the day my dad suffered a massive stroke.
Still, I believe it was just pure coincidence, although, admittedly, that happening still haunts me up to this very day.
How about you? Do you have paraskavedekatriaphobia? Any Friday the 13th stories to tell?

1 comment:

surjit said...

I think these are our own creations.....lucky day or unlucky day....All days are alike.Just have faith in HIM.Best wishes.