What the hell, man? Umm... Hello, Son of God over here... Anybody?
Regardless of how begrudgingly Jesus forgives us for celebrating his resurrection with eggs, chocolate and wicker baskets full of jellybeans, he still has to be a bit upset about the whole 'Good Friday' thing.
There's only a couple people that come to mind when I think about their deaths actually being good. Jesus was not one of those people.
I was raised Catholic and I'm aware that much of the Catholic faith is celebrated solemnly and humbly, especially when it comes to mass. I've never been able to distinguish between a Catholic Sunday mass and a funeral. They both appear to hold many of the same elements. A lot of somber moments, grieving and mourning. (I have no right to say how religion should be practiced, simply making an observation.)
I believe that when the term Good Friday was coined there was no disrespect intended. Do we really want to give the impression that when the Messiah died it was good and everyone was happy. "But, Jason, he died to absolve the world of sin." Yes, I understand that. I just think they could have picked a less ironic name for the day.
I have not extensively researched the origin of the name "Good Friday," or "Easter." I'm sure there are plenty of people who would be able to tell me exactly why those terms were used instead of something like, "Holy Friday" or "Sacrificial Friday." This was just something that came to mind shortly after I started writing this entry.