Doom and gloom. When I was a child Good Friday (why good I wonder) was a rather sombre affair. My family wasn't religious but on Good Friday my mother set the table in black and white and we had fish for dinner. Everything was closed, no shops, no cinemas etc. and we were supposed to be calm. When I was 18 I went to a night club on Good Friday and felt guilty for weeks after that but my mother thought it was OK which really surprised me. Now I wonder if anyone knows what Good Friday stands for, as an atheist I can't say I care but somewhere there inside me the memories linger.
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  • ilvaberettaDoom and gloom. When I was a child Good Friday (why good I wonder) was a rather sombre affair. My family wasn't religious but on Good Friday my mother set the table in black and white and we had fish for dinner. Everything was closed, no shops, no cinemas etc. and we were supposed to be calm. When I was 18 I went to a night club on Good Friday and felt guilty for weeks after that but my mother thought it was OK which really surprised me. Now I wonder if anyone knows what Good Friday stands for, as an atheist I can't say I care but somewhere there inside me the memories linger.

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  • pamhylandMy traditions were somewhat like yours - it was supposed to be a day of mourning and suspense. I no longer believe in all that, but there are echoes.
  • passionateaboutbakingI'm with you. So many ominous signs of things I can't figure out. The memories are so real always, but the atheist cannot connect.
  • johannakindvallGrowing up in South East sweden (österlen) with artist (and atheist) parents Good Friday was one of the busiest days of the year. Its the day when almost every artist in that area is opening their doors to the public. And thousands of people do come. It was fun.
  • aparna.balasubramanianI'm not an atheist but I'm not a religious person in the traditional sense. I think, at some level, one must do what one is comfortable with. Sometimes it's nice to create one's own traditions... Btw, here in the part of India where I live, Good Friday is known as 'Sad Friday'.
  • kellementologyThis is soothing to me, but I get it. We were church every Sunday, all holy days, Catechism with a Spanish priest, then with an American priest until I was 13. Good Friday, we had to go into our room and lie down in the afternoon. No playing, talking, nothing. Ironically, my stepfather--the one who was Catholic--severely abused my brother and I most of our childhood. Funny how that works. I'm an agnostic and find solace in nature. That's enough religion for me.
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