The second Friday the 13th of the year has arrived today sparking many superstitious people to express fear.
This year will see a total of three Friday the 13ths, each arriving 13 weeks after the other. In fact, any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th.
Friday the 13th remains the most prevalent superstition in the Western world. Some people have even been diagnosed with triskaidaphobia: an irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Many notable historical figures suffered from the phobia. Winston Churchill, J. Paul Getty, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt all experienced the irrational fear of 13. Additionally, Napoleon regarded Friday the 13th with fear, and evidence suggests that Christopher Columbus also suffered from triskaidekaphobia. Yea, there is an actual name for this type *lame* mental disorder.
The most common superstition and fear surrounding the special event is that Friday the 13th brings on bad luck....Heck there is even an entire Movie Series dedicated to "Friday the 13th"!! I had the great privilege of viewing this "cinema masterpiece" at a friends house when I was in Jr. High or Highschool...Sorry Dad & Mom. : / My friends and I didn't get far in movie as I recall..... Once "the guy" was pulled out of his tent , still zipped up in his yellow sleeping bag and repeatedly thrown up against a large Redwood Tree.......That was it for me. Whoa- I am getting ahead of myself. The movie starts off with a group of idiot teenager's staying at their parents cabin and having a party.......Stop me if you've heard this one before. Now throw in Bad acting, Bad Hair, BAD FASHION, and a very bad BAD GUY!!! So when I think of "Friday the 13th" I only think of the dumb movies my friends and i use to watch to try and scare ourselves....but we never ended up being scared. "So-called" scary movies are so rediculous that all we could do is laugh.
Honestly, the only scary thing about the "Friday the 13th" movie--was the fashion! The Horror! The hair's on the back of my neck are beginning to stand up!! I don't know what it was about the 80's and "bad everything"!!! The fashion was so drab. the shoulder pads, the wind suits, the spandex and scrunchies.......uck- I gotta stop or I will throw up! When the T.V show "Blossom" came on the scene in the early 90's that was one of the best things to ever happen to me!
Therefore- the superstition surrounding the 13th is completely a farce, but I don't think there are too many people that take it seriously....right? 1st John in the Bible says that - There is no fear in Love; but perfect LOVE casts out all fear! So- No Fear Here! So no need to worry with wearing your seat belt today or speeding into on coming traffic. Don't lock your doors and above all- be sure to invite that creepy guy down the block in your house for a beer......Oh but just make sure its before midnight when you do it. Cheers!
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