Good Friday Downgraded To Okay Friday
THE VATICAN has announced today that the religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ called ‘Good Friday’ is to be downgraded to ‘Okay Friday’ following a vote amongst its cardinals.
The holiday, which is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, will take on the new name next year in a bid to “downplay” the term good, as it was deemed not suitable for the death of Jesus.
“We felt that the word ‘good’ paints a different picture of our Lord Jesus Christ’s torture and eventual death,” stated Vatican spokesperson Cardinal Giorgio Salvadore. “After a lengthy discussion, it has been decided that Good Friday will now be called Okay Friday.
“There was nothing good about the crucifixion as Jesus was beaten, whipped, tortured with a crown of thorns and then nailed to cross in the sweltering heat.”
When asked why the name wasn’t changed to something more fitting like ‘Terrible Friday’, the cardinal replied: “Well, Jesus did die for our sins so it wasn’t that bad in a way. Plus, terrible is a very negative word to use in general for such a religious moment in history.
“Myself and the other cardinals believe ‘okay’ is a fairly good word to use. As in; it’s not too bad, nor too good either. It’s perfect,” he added.
The first ever ‘Okay Friday’ will land on March 25th 2016.