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How did 13 become unlucky?
04-04-2017, 11:28 AM
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RE: How did 13 become unlucky?
(04-02-2017 09:40 AM)Imprecise Interrupt Wrote:  
(04-02-2017 06:05 AM)Goldenrain Wrote:  
(01-10-2017 05:20 PM)jeager Wrote:  Now why are 7 and 11 considered "lucky"?

Goodness knows why some consider 13 unlucky? I had no idea 7 and 11 were considered lucky.

When shooting dice (craps) 7 or 11 on the first roll wins. 2, 3 or 12 loses. Anything else is your 'point' which you need to get on subsequent rolls to win. Hitting 7 or 11 on a subsequent roll loses.

Shooting dice? I have never come across that term before, what is it?
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04-25-2017, 05:03 PM (This post was last modified: 04-25-2017 05:07 PM by WHO.)
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RE: How did 13 become unlucky?
(06-23-2015 01:58 AM)ArcFighter300 Wrote:  Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) didn't always exist. There are theories about its entry into religion, and I have one myself.

There were 13 families in the original Bulgarian Illuminati Society. Of course, the BIS has become world-famous for allegedly trying to cause the downfall of organized religion in Europe (though I suspect that it was just a freethought group and that it had rumors that blew up in the creators faces).

That's just my theory. I'd love to hear everyone else's!

I do not recall anything in the bible mentioning the number thirteen. However, I have heard the Friday the 13th was considered a day full of portent because the Knights Templar were savagely hunted down and an attempt was made to eliminate them as a force on that day. Most probably there is a ongoing thread regarding thirteen as an unlucky number, but it may be a misapprehension, much as the serpent in the Garden of Eden is considered evil, but in truth, it may have been anything but.
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