Monday, October 20, 2008

I think Babylon sounds great

This is in reference to Revelation 18, which expresses a lot of the sort of indignation found therein. It describes Babylon as being a woman who has seduced the world by fornication, by fucking people in it, and that has corrupted the kingdoms. This is what corruption looks like to the writer(s) of Revelation:

12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men....
16And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!....
22And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

Yeah verily. You notice how it's not that some people have these things while others don't that's condemned but these things in and of themselves. Fine linen, purple and scarlet, wine, vessels made of brass, iron, and marble, all of it sounds pretty cool. But because these things are possessed by the metaphoric cities under the influence of Babylon they're condemned. Personally, I think that indulgence and hedonism are great things and should be more accepted; I just wish that people in general could partake of them. So, oh Babylon, I do not condemn thee but instead wish that you would spread your corruption and fornication around in a most just way.

Mwah ha ha ha ha.

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