Why do Christians refer to this as good Friday?

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Why do Christians refer to this as good Friday?

Their savoir was killed on Good Friday, so why do they still call it that?

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Fievel Mousekewitz "Their

Fievel Mousekewitz "Their savoir was killed on Good Friday, so why do they still call it that?"

It's a death cult, they celebrate the idea of the vicarious atonement through blood sacrifice to appease a deity as a good thing. The whole idea is twisted if you ask me, someone being tortured to death for any reason is hardly something to celebrate.

FievelJ's picture


I agree totally, I never got that even when I was a Christian.

watchman's picture
This from Wikipedia.....

This from Wikipedia.....

"Good Friday" comes from the obsolete sense "pious, holy" of the word "good".[11] Less common examples of expressions based on this obsolete sense of "good" include "the good book" for the Bible, "good tide" for "Christmas" or Shrovetide, and Good Wednesday for the Wednesday in Holy Week.
A common folk etymology incorrectly analyzes "Good Friday" as a corruption of "God Friday" similar to the linguistically correct description of "goodbye" as a contraction of "God be with you". In Old English, the day was called “Long Friday” ("Langa frigedæg" [ˈlɑŋ.ɡɑ ˈfriː.jeˌdæj]), and this term was adopted from Old English and is still used in Scandinavian languages and Finnish."


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Thanks for posting that.I was brought up Catholic, and didn't know that.. It was so much part of my world that I didn't think of the meaning

Similarly, it's only with in the last couple of years that I began actually thinking of the meanings of royal terms of address.

'Your majesty" is bad enough, but "Your Royal HIGHNESS" ? Pickle me grandmother, these people are parasites imo, the heads of of a corrupt system of privilege that has been redundant for well over a century.

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@Fievel Mousekewitz: Someone

@Fievel Mousekewitz: Someone once told them it was Friday and it was good. That's all it took. Same thing happened with the "Good Book."

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Friday is named after Frigg,

Friday is named after Frigg, the Norse equivalent of Aphrodite/Venus. So Good Friday means "God Frigg's Day". I much prefer a goddess of love and beauty over a pathetic nailed-up demigod of death and pain.

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Funny how frigg is a cleaner

Funny how frigg is a cleaner version of “fuck” - linked to the god of love. :)

Tin-Man's picture


Oh, hardee-har-har... That's just Friggin' hilarious.... *grin*...

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"Funny how frigg is a cleaner version of “fuck” - linked to the god of love. :)"


"Frigg"*** rings a vague bell. Is

The word 'fuck' comes from the German word 'ficken", to strike .,. Nor was it even considered as coarse as it is today until the twentieth century. Nor was c---. Before then the most obscene words were linked to blasphemy ,such as 'damn' . Not sure about bugger ,although I understand it is not used in Canada in polite circles. --And you can just forget about c---


Looked it up:

"Who Is Frigg?
Frigg wears many hats in Norse mythology. She is often described as “foremost among the goddesses,” and was the wife of Odin. She was the Queen of the Aesir and the goddess of the sky. She was also known as the goddess of fertility, household, motherhood, love, marriage, and domestic arts. Some of these domains were also overseen by another Norse goddess named Freyja. In Norse mythology, Frigg’s primary roles were familial roles, mostly surrounding her husband and children.

Many scholars believe that Frigg may have originated in a common Germanic goddess. While there is no firm evidence to prove the hypothesis, there are many similarities, such as mythological features and their names, as well as locations associated with both of them. Whether Frigg has a link to other types of mythology or not, she played a very important role in Norse mythology."



Trivia; In his book "The Naked and The Dead" , Norman Mailer used the word 'fugg' so everyone would know the soldier characters were swearing ,yet not upset the censor. On being introduced to notorious actress Tallulah Bankhead, she said "Ah yes, you're the young man who can't spell FUCK!"

"I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. Tallulah Bankhead"

Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/tallulah-bankhead-quotes

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