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SL Trib story on John Dehlin and his podcasts. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Deseret News article on John Dehlin's upcoming church court. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
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I don’t have any belief in real effects caused by Friday the 13th. (Other than in Nethack, of course). But it is a fun reminder of more superstitious days and beliefs. Or is it something more?
In any case, happy Friday the 13th!
As I said below, I consider Friday the 13ths to be lucky days. Or, at least, days on which I have good reason to hope that I’ll get lucky.
It’s something more. My understanding is that it was the day that the Knights Templar were wiped out by Phillip in 1307, which is where the “bad luck” tradition started. The Inquisition was typically very bad luck. Nobody expects the Spanish — er, French — Inquisition.
All the best with that, Russell!
I, however, have the unmitigated bad luck on having my non-member pain-in-the-hindquarters mother-in-law visiting today (day 9 of 14), so the only lucky I’ll be getting is bad lucky.
Hmmm. There are tornadoes in the area today. Wonder if she’ll put her striped socks on and step outside…
Oh! Be nice, Chad Too: remember: families are _forever_.
We passed _forever_ on day 6…
I forgot the smilie ;-).
No one should take any of this seriously, btw. Just a little standard issue joshing at the mother-in-law’s expense.
Yet, Wednesday can’t come soon enough.
I always buy my wife a small gift on Friday the 13th.
My 13th birthday was on a Friday the 13th.
My 58th birthday (and 5 + 8 = 13!) will be on a Friday the 13th in the year 2013.
I hope I live to see it!
Nethack. This is like, the first time since high school I have ever heard another Mormon refer to nethack.
My mom was born on a Friday the 13th, so she thinks they’re especially lucky. And my little sisters play Nethack…