THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Friday, January 2, 2009

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

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Every single year, I read THE HOLY BIBLE from Genesis chapter 1 through Revelation chapter 22. (For my socially Liberal and politically Socialistic fans, as well as all the Neocon Nitwits: That's a pretty fair chunk of "The Good Book.") You can do it too! You can go through the entire "Word Of God" in one year by reading only 3 chapters a day, but 5 chapters on the Sabbath. (For my socially Liberal and politically Socialistic fans, as well as all the Neocon Nitwits: The "Sabbath" is sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.) That's an investment of a mere 15 minutes of reading time per day in order to complete The Holy Book in just under a year.

Yesterday, January 1st, I read the first three chapters of Genesis (I'm right on schedule for 2009!), and I'd like to share just a bit of that with you now:

GENESIS; Chapter 2

15) Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

16) And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

17) "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

18) And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

19) Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

20) So Adam gave names to all the cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21) And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

22) Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.


AND THAT'S WHEN THE TROUBLE STARTED!


Woman may not have cost Man an arm and a leg, but she did cost him a rib and an eternally easy life spent on a comfy sofa in front of a TV in his eDEN.

Good going, G-o-d!

Is it any wonder then that Man (Adam) gave the name
"d-o-g" to his "BEST FRIEND"?

OK, on a more serious note (before the lightning strikes) . . . . .

Let's examine one more passage here from the book of Genesis:

GENESIS; Chapter 3:
1) Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.

Give some genuine thought to that sentence and see if you don't perhaps find some rather surprisingly significant meaning slightly concealed within those simple words. Is there some odd way of interpreting that verse which would add an unexpected wrinkle to it? And if so, do you think there might be some credence we can give to that new interpretation? Are there any other verses in The Bible that might validate it, or can you entertain any logical thoughtstreams that might lead to a previously unseen Ocean of Truth? I'm not sayin'; I'm just askin'.

No, I'm not going to spell this out for you; it's bad enough that I had to spell out that "G-o-d"/"d-o-g" thang above for the benefit of my socially Liberal and politically Socialistic fans, as well as all the Neocon Nitwits.

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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