Originally posted by Mrgone
The visuals must have really helped with the old testament. Cause no one wants to admit that the ot was like reading an acid trip described by hunter
Consider that you and I are sitting on a hill, overlooking our two houses and our children and wives, playing together and having a good time; our
friends are with them. I say to you, "Look, our children are like stars shining brightly, aren't they? And our faithful wives- they're pleasant
flowers planted in a garden. And our friends; like oak trees in their support of our endeavors. Truly our houses are mountains of happiness, and the
trees of our families produce the pleasant fruits of peace." And you nod.
Then one day you're at the market, amongst a group of sellers and buyers; and I show up and stop and say, "Listen to me! I saw the heavens shaking,
and the stars went dark! I saw them falling from the heavens! Listen to me, I saw the oak trees, all of them withering away; and the pleasant garden
became barren! I saw the flowers rise up against one another, and I saw thorns choking them and the flower faded! Listen to me; I looked and saw the
mountains shaking, and a fire broke forth from the garden and it struck the mountains and the mountains collapsed! I saw the fruit of the trees, and,
it was rotten fruit! We must return to the garden and tend the flowers and see this thing does not come to pass!" And then I leave.
Okay, so, everyone standing around says, "What on earth is he talking about?" "Lol no kidding he must be on acid or something!" Then someone jumps up
and shouts, "Wait! The "stars falling"! That sounds like nuclear warheads entering the atmosphere! OMG there's going to be nuclear holocaust!" then
another "It's an asteroid! What else could he have meant by falling mountains on fire?! AN ASTEROID IS COMING AN ASTEROID IS COMING!"
Then the next week you show up and there's people everywhere. Guys are standing on boxes crying, "The nuclear holocaust is upon you, I have heard it
so said! You are all doomed!" another stands saying, "Yea, the country of America, that fertile garden shall be consumed by the asteroid strike to
come!" and another "You people are so wicked you all deserve this! YOU BROUGHT THIS UPON US NOT ME! I'M A GOOD PERSON, YOU'RE AT FAULT HERE! REPENT
YOU SINNERS BELIEVE ME and REPENT!" and another "There is an escape from this calamity, if only you believe my teachings you will fly away home in yon
heaven and the asteroid will not get you! You must believe me, though, or prepare for CERTAIN DOOM!" and everyone in the market is confused and
anxious and crying "What does it all mean? What does it all mean?"
But you know something they don't. You have a communicative frame of reference that they don't have. My words are clear to you. You just shake your
head and laugh- it's all you can do. As much as you try to tell people, "You're just misunderstanding; he was talking to me, not you" they just won't
listen. It's chaos. All because of their own state of confusion and perpetuation of their own misunderstandings. You see?
This is your reality. This is your understanding. This is your confusion. All a product of your own misunderstandings of a message not meant for you.
(or, was it?)
edit on 28-11-2012 by MrCobb because: (no reason given)