Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Doomsday May 21

I'm really sorta bummed that the end of the world didn't happen on May 21 like that dude said. Hey, give him a break, he mis-calculated. I'm sure the calculations involve some sort of advanced differential calculus so a slight error can be understood. Maybe the equations are similar to those used in modern string theory. He probably did it all longhand anyway, without a calculator. I wonder what the relative standard deviation of the calculation is?? Maybe it's give or take a week.

It would have been great to see it all end. In fact, the best possible thing would have been for an asteroid to smash right into my house, and instantly vaporize me. Believe me, nothing would have made me happier.

Now all I got to look forward to is Oct 21, the date of the "new calculation". Hey, maybe I should double-check the math to see if it's correct. Is there a software program that can do this? Maybe scan the entire bible into the program, and it will spit out the correct day and time?

So for now, the misery continues. Back to that stinking job and this stinking life.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Evil Goat

I've never quite understood why a goat's head is the symbol for Satan. I mean, Satan is always pictured as some creature with cloven hoofs and a goat head. Now, what's with the goat?? You would think that Satan would want to be associated with a powerful carnivorous animal, sort of like a lion. Or maybe a bear. The goat is just a silly grass chewing farm animal. Not exactly an alpha predator, or even that threatening.

The Bible had Satan as a serpent. Now that is maybe more believable. Most people are afraid of snakes. I'm not particuarly scared of them myself, but still, the poisonous ones do pack enough punch to kill you. What the fuck does a goat do that is so evil??

The goat head thing is called the Baphomet. According to the web,

Perhaps the best-known representation of Baphomet is the drawing by the 19th century French magician, Eliphas Levi, called "The Baphomet of Mendes." Levi combined elements of the tarot devil card and the he-goat worshipped in antiquity in Mendes, Egypt, which was said to fornicate with its women followers ( as the church claimed the devil did with witches). Levi's Baphomet has a human trunk with rounded, female breasts, a caduceus in the midriff, human arms and hands, cloven feet, wings and a goat's head with a pentagram in the forehead and a torch on top of the skull between the horns. The attributes, Levi said, represented the sum total of the universe - intelligence, the four elements, divine revelation, sex and motherhood and sin and redemption. Hite and black crescent moons at the figure's side represent good and evil.

Hail Satan!!