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Friday, May 13, 2005


Am I speaking in tongues? No. The above word (Paraskevidekatriaphobia) refers to the irrational fear of Friday 13th. Today was mostly over before I realized that it is the loathsome date. And I’m not particularly worried. Nothing bad has happened. I have read that the fear of this date is still quite common. Can anyone offer an explanation for this?

I think it is bizarre that many modern people eschew Christianity (organized religion) because they find the story of the Israelites crossing the parted sea, the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of Jesus difficult to digest and yet they wouldn’t schedule their wedding on Friday 13th. Many office buildings don’t have a 13th floor (which is silly because calling the floor after the 12th the 14th doesn’t mean it’s not still the 13th floor). How many people do you know who believe unquestioningly in space aliens in area 51, ESP, and ghosts but think Christianity is for little kids and old women? It simply demonstrates that human beings are insatiably religious. The trouble is that we prefer the weird, exotic and ridiculous to the much more familiar Christian orthodoxy.

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The Light Fantastic said...

I know! No one questions if Socrates really existed and if his writings are valid, but yet the Bible and God is always questioned and there is way more proof for those two.

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

Excellent observation! "We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers... (Eph. 6)." Because we are in a spiritual conflict, the minds of the lost are darkened. That's why so many of their objections are simply unreasonable.

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