An "Unlucky" Day?
A friggatriskaidekaphobe (one of the Germanic pagan gods was Frigg, or Freyja, pronounced fry-yah, after which they named Freyja Day, from which comes the English Friday - see Sun Day, Moon Day, Tiw's Day) is someone who suffers from paraskevidekatriaphobia, defined as "a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th."
"An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear"
Superstition about Friday the 13th is just that, "an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear." Anything, good or bad, can happen on any day or date.
There have been numerous opinions about how the Friday the 13th "unlucky day" idea originated, and all of them are based on paganism, witchcraft and Satanism. Even though Friday the 13th on the Roman Calendar (see Pope Gregory's Calendar) that is used through much of the world today has no date connection to God's calendar of the Bible (see Bible Calendar and
Bible Months), although the first to seventh days of the week have been the same since the time of Creation (see Do We Have The Original Calendar?) some, who no doubt were influenced by the Friday the 13th superstition, have invented a number of non-existent "Friday the 13th" events in the Bible e.g.
- "Eve gave the apple to Adam on Friday"
There is no record what-so-ever as to what day of the week Eve gave the "apple" (The Bible doesn't even specify what kind of fruit it actually was) to Adam, and even if there was, what Adam and Eve did was not a matter of "luck" - they chose to disobey God.
- "The great flood began on a Friday"
There is no record what-so-ever as to what day of the week The Flood began, but regardless, it was not a matter of "luck" - it was caused by God to wipe out a humanity that had chosen to corrupt itself (Genesis 6:11-13).
- "The Temple of Solomon was destroyed on a Friday"
If it (see Temples) was, it had nothing to do with "luck." It was God, Who not only permitted the destruction, but brought it about as a punishment for the Israelites' deliberate corruption of themselves (see Why Babylon?)
- "Execution day was Friday in Rome"
The Romans (see Ancient Empires - Rome) executed people all the time; the most famous crucifixion (see Crosses) done by the Romans was on a Wednesday.
- "Jesus Christ was crucified on Friday the 13th"
Totally false, but even if He was, the sacrifice of the Lamb of God was not "bad luck." Jesus Christ came to be put to death for what we, humanity, have done - if The Messiah was not crucified, regardless of what day of the week it was, the world would have no Savior.
Fact Finder: How can we be absolutely sure that Jesus Christ was not crucified on Friday the 13th?
See Sun Worship