Friday, 29 March 2013
The Definitive History of Good Friday and Everything.
It is Good Friday today and I have to say I am a little puzzled by all this because although I am not a religious eccentric child of cyberspace I do know it was not the best day for Jesus (that’s Jesus as in THE Jesus and not Jesus as in Mr ESB’s friend in the diner in
). So there must be an explanation as to why it
is good. And bearing in mind it was not a good day in religious terms it is
time to ponder other reasons why it might be good. One lucky coincidence is that Good Friday is
a national holiday in a huge number of countries which gives those who are
religious the opportunity to go to church, if it was a normal working day (OK
it is these days for many) it would be tricky. And it gives us in the west an
opportunity to eat loads of chocolate in the shape of eggs and rabbits,
although this is good it is also confusing, because I do know that rabbits
don’t lay eggs. Ducks lay eggs but you seldom see a chocolate duck, although
you might duck if someone throws an egg at you which would not be good. Texas
We could ask ourselves the old question . . . . . . . . which came first the rabbit or the egg, but that might confuse things even more so what is all this all about, why do we need to know and even more worrying why have I not got any Easter Eggs this year.
OK it appears we have overlapping stuff going on and history dictates that events of importance that are commemorated each year will over long periods of time be subject to clustering. So important pre Christian events and important Christian events will cluster to end up on the same day (its far more practical), thus the fertility rites of the ancient Celts leaping about in the early spring waving eggs, rabbits and hares about and the religious events of Easter end up on the same day, even if they originally were not. Then it all gets confused and no one can remember which bit of which ceremony is connected to which, resulting in loads of folk getting angry when they see chocolate Popes for sale and Druids being chased out of IKEA.
So there you have it Good Friday is an anomaly of Historic events from the Christian religions of relatively modern history right back to the old rituals of pre history, and spring is the start of the warm weather (well it should be) in the northern hemisphere, add some dodgy translation over time as a few re writes of both historic and religious books and the odd tweek to stuff to suit the powers that be and you are left with only one certainty in life, The diary of Rob Z Tobor the definitive history of everything in the year 2525.