“But Brother… it’s the Lord’s day!”

November 1, 2007, 12:50 pm; posted by
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One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
Romans 14:5 (NKJV)

How is it that we, post-modern, sophisticated, intellectual American Christians still can’t decide which day of the week to meet together for worship? How is it that we, post-modern, sophisticated, intellectual American Christians still don’t fully grasp that the day of the week doesn’t matter?

“Well, brother, Jesus is the Son, so we meet on Sonday!” exclaim the same people who advertise in the Yellow Pages: “All Soldiers Welcome — KJV Only!”


We call it Sunday because it was a day dedicated to the Sun god, much in the same way we call it Monday after the goddess of the Moon. SUNday… Monday… See the connection?

But what about the other days of the week? Surely those Seventh-Day Adventists have it right. But let’s just progress through the week.

Following the Moon Goddess’s day we come to Tuesday. If you’re an English speaker (and who isn’t these days?) you celebrate Tuesday, from the Old English Tiwesdaeg from the Norse god Tyr. If you’re a Romantic, it’s some variation of Mars’ Day – both Pagan gods of war.

Holy Odin on a pogo stick, Wednesday, to Anglophiles like Chloe, stems from the Norse god Odin (Wodan). Other Europeans celebrate Mercury’s day: miércoles, mercoledi, or mercredi.

Personally, my favorite day of the week is Thor’s Day, followed by Frigga’s Day, both Norse in origin. TGIF, indeed.

Rounding out our list of pagan dieties is ancient Rome’s Saturn. Poor, old, decrepit lovable Saturn, devouring his children… Makes Saturday morning cartoons seem tame by comparison.

For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
1 Corinthians 8:5-6 (NKJV)

What days we meet don’t matter, what days we work don’t matter — it’s that we do work, and more importantly, that we do meet.


3 Comments to ““But Brother… it’s the Lord’s day!””

  1. David on November 1st, 2007 1:40 pm

    Amen. I think The Sabbath and Tithing would be good subjects for the “Clash of The Titans”. some day.

  2. Marcus on November 1st, 2007 8:44 pm

    When I was a Protestant I had a similar feeling. Obviously I can’t sing that tune these days since my religion makes Sunday mass obligatory and, case in point, it has days like today which are Holy Days of Obligation (and missing them is like missing a Sunday… i.e., a mortal sin).

    I bet the obsession with Sundays is probably a throw-back to the ol’ Catholic roots. I’m no expert on these matters, but it seems plausible that a residual tradition of honoring Sunday would be seen in the churches of the Reformation.

    I, too, always got a kick out of the fact that we unwittingly pay lip service to pagan gods in our names for days. Silly pagans.

  3. djere.mobile on November 2nd, 2007 12:26 am

    Trix are for kids!

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