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Are You A Friggatriskaidekaphobe?

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."

Ironically, for some of them, "Friday the 13th" may indeed be a self-inflicted "unlucky day" because they do things that they would not otherwise do, in ways that are not rational (like someone who worries that they are going to get sick - the worry makes them sick). They thereby invite problems and trouble on that day. If they behaved normally, the day would also be normal - with whatever good or bad would have happened.

What About The Bible?

There have been numerous opinions about how the Friday the 13th "unlucky day" idea originated. All of them are based on paganism, witchcraft and Satanism - not the Word of God. 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, Bible Months and Do We Have The Original Calendar?). Despite that reality, some have invented a number of non-existent "Friday the 13th" events in the Holy Bible.

The Holy Scriptures Myth: 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 Scriptures don't say 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.

Myth: 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 the LORD (see The Floods Brought By Christ) to wipe out a humanity that had chosen to corrupt itself (Genesis 6:11-13).

Myth: The Temple of Solomon was destroyed on a Friday
There is no record what-so-ever as to what day the Temple was destroyed, but regardless, it had nothing to do with "luck." It was the LORD, Who not only permitted the destruction, but brought it about as a punishment for Judah's (see The Southern Kingdom) deliberate corruption of themselves.

Myth: Execution day was Friday in Rome
The Romans (see Ancient Empires - Rome) executed people all the time; the most famous crucifixion of all (see Crosses), that of the Messiah, was actually done by the Romans was on a Wednesday (see the Fact Finder question below).

Myth: Jesus Christ was crucified on Friday the 13th
Jesus Christ was not crucified on Friday the 13th - or any Friday (see the Fact Finder question below). More importantly, 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?
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