Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bill Page: Good Friday or "Coincidence Friday"?

Bill Page writing in the Kane County Chronicle,
Were your kids' schools closed on Good Friday? Mine too. Only no one called it Good Friday, of course. Not when there are perfectly good euphemisms at hand.

Look, I'm not a religious guy by any stretch, but I acknowledge Easter is of paramount importance to many religions. Good Friday is part of the observance, and many people take a little extra time on that day to reflect on what they feel is the meaning of the season. It's been that way for centuries, and is the reason many people take the day off, and why many schools are closed.

That would be the real reason my kids' school was closed, but of course we can't say that. Nope, it wasn't Good Friday that shut the schoolhouse door. It was "School Improvement Planning Day."

Or, as I like to call it "Coincidence Friday."
It was that way before Christ too. It's so strange secularism means forsaking history and heritage. and creating euphemisms for ancient rituals.

1 comment:

diane said...

And yet, Wall Street closes for what they acknowledge as Good Friday.