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friday the 13th ...

just superstition?

what do you think?

just another day?


Asked by san78 at 6:52 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The common belief of "unluckyness" on Friday the 13th dates back to the arrest and ultimate destruction of the Knights Templar on Friday, October 13, 1307 by King Philip IV of France. Prior to then, Friday the 13th had no real significance. And in years afterward it was held as an unlucky day or a day of evil among those who had a tie to the Templar Knights, it was from this that we get the suggestion in today's superstition that it's a bad or evil day. However the number 13 is a reoccurring "unlucky" or bad number through numerology and previous religious beliefs... Again, this has translated in to present day mythology and superstition.

    Frankly, I figure, if something unlucky or bad happens to you that day - it's was an unlucky day, but that can be said of ANY day! If, however, we dwell on the negative aspects, chances are that is what we will see. - It's all in your head, not on the calendar!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:53 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Just another day, but I happen to have been born on a Friday the 13th and my birthday lands on Friday once every 11 years. So for me even though it's a different month any Friday the 13th is like a mini-brithday to me. LOL

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:57 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • i think it is supersition and i am due on the 13th

    Answer by britme1027 at 6:53 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • just another day

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:53 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • my grandma died on a friday the 13th :( but other than that no not really

    Answer by angevil53 at 6:53 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Just another day, but for those who believe in superstition it is scary.........


    Answer by older at 6:55 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Just another day

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:55 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Have to go to work tomorow and have a Dr apt too after work. Just another day.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:56 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Going to be a scary day for me! My SO's family is coming to visit, and after the last visit, damn...

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:57 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Here on Fri the 13th just alot of crime that happens.......

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 6:57 PM on Aug. 12, 2010