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The truth as I know it: Good friday commemorates the day the Jesus hit Nero with a fiddle. In fact, fiddles have beem important in the development of religion for millenia. Siddhartha Gautama hit his first students with a fiddle until they agreed to cease desiring things, as desire leads to being hit with the fiddle. "Life is suffering, but you might be able to avoid the fiddle at least." Even before that, Lao Tzu wrote the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) about a way to play a fiddle perched on a rock in a turbulent river. It was later misinterpreted to be a monograph about philosophy using water as a metaphor. That is all.

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