Good Friday thoughts
Though many of my friends, family, acquaintances, and mentors are self-professed agnostics or atheists, I am Christian, and today marks one of the Holy Days in modern Christian theology. It is today that marks our day of remembrance for the burial of Jesus Christ. As the Apostle's Creed states, He "suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell". I am not surprised by the idea that Mithra, for example, and different divine figures before him and since, performed the same miracle. However, I also remember that death on the cross was intended to be humiliation, but He rejected that humiliation and arose again, to ascend into Heaven. I am thankful for the Christian religion because, though I do not require it to be a moral and good person (and have, on many occasions, sadly been an immoral and petty person - being human, I have my faults), it has given me a strong belief in a Divine Presence, and I can comprehend some tiny portion of that Divine Presence because of the Christian religion. I would not have learned the past horrible history of atrocities perpetrated wrongly in the name of Christ, and I would not know of the beautiful and wonderful things done in the name of Christ, but for the events we remember on this day.
I am working today because I have no say in the matter, but my thoughts are with Christ on this wonderful Good Friday, and I hope for the best for you, as well.