Notes On The Antithesis
666 is no longer alone,
He's getting out the marrow in your back bone,
And the seven trumpets blowing sweet rock and roll,
Gonna blow right down inside your soul.
with the looking glass reflects the full moon,
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
-- Peter Gabriel (1972)
"Sidd's Dream," or ...
How I Learnt to Stop Worrying, and Love The 'Bahn !
I. There lived a man named
Job in the Kingdom of Newt; and, he feared GOD; and, he obeyed the
Law of Newt; and, he grew fat and prospered thereof.
GOD looked upon Job and said, "This is an insufferably smug bastard and
needs shook up," and sent the Devil into his life.
The Devil came unto Job with a glass face (which some called Computer) and
upon his face was writ many lies in bright colors with bevelled edges.
IV. For these were the days of the power and dominion of the
Bill the Gates
(accursed be his name) who had made many such
lies in mockery and in scorn of the mighty works of the LORD.
And, Job believed the lies, and was amazed, and led into the Wilderness of
Mirrors. The Devil showed unto him the riches of the worlds dislayed before
VI. And, the minion of the Devil, Bill the Gates (accursed
be his name) promised him much fame, and power, and glory ... if he would
but use his tools and sing his praises.
VII. And, Job
was snared in Webs of Deceit; and, he was mired in Nets of Lies; and,
he was trapped in the Wilderness.
VIII. And, he would neither
leave the computer for food, nor for drink, nor for drugs, verily neither
would he leave for Rock 'n' Roll. Rather, he sat bedazzled by alt.folklore
.urban, and talk.bizarre, and rec.pyrotechnics.
And, his wife grew fat and slatternly; and, his children grew Nazi
and rude; but, he would not be moved.
For he was now descended into the pits of talk.politics,
and soc.culture.*, and alt.bestiality.hamsters.duct.tape.
And, they had his mind in thrall.
X.GOD looked upon
Job and knew he had fixed the son-of-a-bitch, but good.
-- Sidd (1994)
20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit
and a great chain in his hand.
20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the
word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had
received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with
Christ a thousand years.
20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his
20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the
Gog and Magog,
to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the
sand of the sea.
20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the
saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and
20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever
20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were
opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were
judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up
the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake