The other day, I was talking to a very nice Catholic lady from outside of Seattle, and she was glad to be down in the desert resort town near where I live staying warm and dry. Since it was Good Friday Images, and she had just come from the church we talked a little bit about what Good Friday meant, and its religious significance.

No, it was not new information for me even though I am not a religious type, however I did challenge her on the need to change the name of Good Friday. Okay so let's talk about this for second shall we?

She reminded me that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and that was a good thing he did for us. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever to me, because I live in a future period, Jesus supposedly lived in a past period, and I didn't ask him to do that for me anyway. Nevertheless, that's how the storyline goes, but I would submit to you that it wasn't a very good day for Jesus, because they did drive spikes through his hands as the story goes, and broke his ankles and what have you, which must've been an incredibly painful experience, not particularly the best way to die if you know what I mean?

So, on the day that the Romans killed Jesus, or rather nailed him to the cross to die, it appears that the Christians are calling this a good, as in Good Friday?

Well, if this was a gift to humanity, dying on the cross for our sins, then I think that it should be called "Gift Friday" or perhaps, "Good Gift Friday," rather than just Good Friday? Well, it is a holiday, it is nice to have a day off, so I'm not complaining even though I'm not religious, or that the whole thing sounds rather hokey to me, I'm just glad to get the day off, and relax, it gives me time to reflect and think about things like this I guess?

Let's talk about the "Branding of a Holiday" shall we?

Everyone wants a holiday, and a reason to celebrate, and calling something Good Friday puts everyone in a good mood, and since it is good, it must be a great holiday. If the Christians were to rebrand Good Friday as good Gift Friday, then perhaps we can turn it into a commercial holiday just as we have Christmas. And that would be even better, and quite good for local retailers.

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