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In puritan times being born on which day of the week was considered a sin?
September 12, 2011 11:32PM
I am not aware that anyone considered it a sin to be born on a particular day. Friday was considered unlucky. as was the number 13, so Friday the 13th is doubly unlucky, but a sin?
Believe it or not the puritans did considered it a sin to be born on Sunday - as you are not suppose to do any Labour on Sunday. It was a subject of debate in parliament and the house of lords and after two weeks of arguing they conceded that it was a sin and that the mother of such a child should do penance for her 'infraction'.