Something odd just occurred to me: Sunday is generally referred to as the first day of the week, especially by those of the Christian persuasion. It’s also referred to as the Lord’s Day, i.e. the day on which we are supposed to rest because He rested. If you follow the logic, that means that God actually rested on the first day and spent the rest of the week playing catchup—which explains a lot.
Thought for the day
by bill | Jul 31, 2011 | Whatever Else | 3 comments
I hate to throw sand on your humorous reflection here, but of course the folks who observe Sunday as the Sabbath are doing so in contrast to the earlier Jewish establishment of Friday sundown to Saturday sundown as the Sabbath, the traditional 7th day of the week. The term Lord’s Day is used by those who consider Jesus to be their Lord, and observing on the first day of the week references when Jesus was believed to be resurrected (although I’ve never understood how you get 3 days–the predicted interval between Jesus’ death & resurrection according to the New Testament–out of Friday evening to Sunday morning).
Personally, I observe Friday evening thru Sunday evening as my Sabbath, especially if the wife has a “to do” list for this interval!
The old man makes a good point, but since the Jews don’t eat bacon, they have no creditbility with me. And Christians…they’re just stupid.
Sunday is the first day of the week? In my day, it was the first tapering off day, continuing through monday and tuesday. THEN Wednesday, where one wouldn’t drink at, meaning: four beers at most. That was the first day of the week, where one prepared for the initiation of the next cycle on Thursday.