I’m sure some of you are thinking, “what the hell?” But I swear, it’s in there… just check out the Bible verse link. Admittedly, there are differences of opinion on this verse. But here’s my favourite way to look at it.
Sons of God (fallen angels, a.k.a. demons) saw women, and proceeded to “marry” them. In order for a marriage to be legit back then you had to have sex, so I’ll go ahead and assume marriage means sex here. So fallen angels have sex with a bunch of human women who produce half breed offspring called Nephilim. These Nephilim were giants, which explains the many giant skeletons excavated over the years (Google it). The fallen angels lived on the earth for a time, some posing as false gods (which could explain where some of the horrible pagan religions come from). These angels missed the city of heaven, so they constructed a version of their own; the great pyramid could be a remaining part of this city. (The giants even explain some things like Stonehenge, or Easter Island.) God sees the havoc this is wreaking on the earth and decides to drown everything in a big flood. He seals these fallen angels in a pit until judgment day. That’s why demons don’t physically interact with us anymore, for fear of the pit.
Now, this all sounds crazy, right? But here are a couple verses about the pit: Peter 2:4-5, Jude 1:6-7. And here are the measurements of what could be the city of heaven — which could also be a pyramid — Rev 15:21.
Here’s a book on the whole thing. I haven’t read it, but I really want to. Someday when I’m not poor I’ll buy it.
Now do I really believe all this? I dunno. But it’s a pretty neat idea. It’s like fantasy in our world. And I am a fantasy nerd, after all…
So it’s Halloween. Hence the monster themed comic. I’m all about holiday themes — just wait ’till Christmas. I unfortunately have no reason to wear a costume this year. Always disappointing. I miss being a kid sometimes… no one asked questions when you did crazy stuff like begging for candy dressed like Zorro. (Zorro is awesome.) Happy Halloween everyone!
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If you read the Old Testament, you should notice themes. One major theme, for example, is the cycle of Israel turning from God, something bad happening to them, God saving them, them being good with God, then slowly turning from him again, and repeat. Another theme I’ve noticed, unfortunately, is that women in the OT get screwed a lot. Situationally and physically. Most likely because early Israel lived in a male dominated society. And it seems we males like nothing better than dominating women. Anyway…
I had to read through this one a couple times to get some perspective on it. At first glance, it seems Jacob is the one getting cheated. He works seven years for Rachel and gets Leah instead. But then he gets both… And it seems he only wants Rachel cause she’s hot. So It’s really the sisters who are the victims of a lecherous husband and a conniving father.
Ironically, some people might point to this part of the Bible as one example of why the whole thing is ridiculous. Yet people today get to have sex with multiple partners all the time, and they don’t even have to marry them! Jacob would envy us. He was limited to two women only (and their maid servants, but that’s later). It may also be of note that Rachel is the mother of Joseph, the guy with the technicolor dream coat. He has a happy story (in the end). So good stuff can come out of screwed up relationships. Which is the story of Jesus too. (He had some messed up ancestors.)
And just so I can go out on a somewhat masculine note… Jacob was willing to work fourteen years for free to get with Rachel!? She must have been smoking!! Am I right?
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Huh, my blog post disappeared. Well, to sum up. Jesus talks to a samaritan woman. Jews hate Samaritans, so avoid them as unholy and what not. Nor do they tend to speak to woman that much it seemed. So it would be very odd for a Jewish rabbi to be seen talking to a woman samaritan. And Jesus was kind Rabbi like, he was jewish and had followers. SO this is a perfect way to tarnish his reputation. Good thing Jesus doesn’t care about reputation.
I bet my original blog post was much funnier. oh well…
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I think it would be cool to have an accurate account of Jesus from a non-believer. To see how he explains away everything he does, and slanders everything about him. Because it must have happened. As far as I know though (and I’m most likely wrong), secular records just mention the important stuff that happened to this nondescript historical figure. Like the fact that he died. Or said some stuff… Anyway. It’s just funny that people put up such a big stink when things like the Da Vinci Code slander Jesus. As if that didn’t happen when he was alive.
If someone came up and tried to convince you of something that you already decided you didn’t want to be convinced of, you’re most likely going to ignore everything he says and make fun of him behind his back. Then make fun of him to everyone else, just in case they might take him seriously. It’s an unfortunate way in which people argue. Why bother disproving the person’s argument when you can just ruin the person’s reputation instead. Then anything he says doesn’t matter anyway. It’s true in politics, religion, science, even high school gossip drama. We are a fickle species.
Also, it’s fun to make fun of famous people (which Jesus probably was). It makes us feel good about ourselves. Paris Hilton is such a ho-bag. See? Don’t you feel better? We’re so predictable.
Not much to report. I would like to thank everyone who “Like” the We Like Sheep Facebook group. It’s how almost everyone finds my site apparently. Of course I’m not surprised I know most of you, but to those one or two who are a mystery, thanks strangers. I don’t know where you came from, but I’m glad you’re here.
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That’s right people. Jesus and the apostles drank alcoholic beverages. Shock! Not only that, but Jesus makes some of the best stuff apparently. Go read this passage for yourself, there’s so much packed in there. Here’s a few things I noticed. This is Jesus’ first recorded miracle. So he kicks off his ministry turning water to wine, and book ends it with wine at the last supper, saying this is my blood. Coincidence? He makes the wine in ceremonial jars. When reading the Bible one thing is clear — ceremony to Jews is super important. Except to Jesus, which he is constantly showing… this is just one of many examples. Community and having a good time is more important than ceremonial jars. That’s Jesus for you.
Jesus does the miracle at Mary’s suggestion. Would he not have without her? When was his time supposed to come? Maybe this is a good lesson in itself. Jesus has this perfect picture in his mind of when he’s going to kick off his ministry. And then along comes reality and crushes his perfect little vision. In the end, it’s the here and now that matter, not the great thing you have planned down the road. But I could be wrong, maybe Jesus was just a jerk and didn’t want to make wine. (Not very likely…)
So I’ve started tracking my site’s traffic. It’s OK, considering I’m not too great at marketing yet. Most people come from Facebook, so thank you Facebook. I have a Facebook page here. I update it with bonus stuff and post when the comics up and what not, so please go like that if you want welikesheep news. I also have a Twitter account, under sheepcomic. So www.twitter.com/sheepcomic. I’m not a huge fan of Twitter, but it is what it is, so I try to be interesting. Huge thanks to simplemassingpriest.blogspot.com for linking to my site. And thanks to anyone who spreads the word. The more people that read my comic, the less I feel like I’m wasting my time.
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If you check out the different translations of this verse, they all differ a little. They all agree that something about the way a fool acts is heavy; whether it’s resentment, provocation or wrath. I think it’s safe to say that we all know people that get angry at you over stupid things. Or if you went to school, you probably had someone try to goad you into a fight at some point, or just plain make fun of you. The commentary says these people who let anger and wrath control them will suffer under that weight worse than if it was a heavy rock. I took it a different way, having to suffer under someone else’s wrath and resentment is heavier than any physical burden. Once you’re a grown up it seems to come up less, but when I was in school this passage would have resonated with me. Any mean thing someone said or did to me weighed heavily on me and crushed my spirit. And the Bible calls people that do that fools. I agree. And if they continue they will suffer for it in the end. So I guess both ways to look at it are good.
I wanted to make a comic from Proverbs this week, because I haven’t read it much. It was hard though. Proverbs isn’t funny, it’s just full of good commentary on humanity. I think it’s also a popular book for pulling quotes and throwing them at people. If you saw someone shouting at someone else, you could whip out 27:3 and hit them with it. Personally, I hate it when people whip out a Bible verse in a conversation. It’s like lording your knowledge over someone and expecting them to accept it. If you’re like me and still new at the Bible, and someone quotes it at you in a conversation, don’t get mad at them, or accept what they’re saying. Look it up for yourself first. It’s so easy to take things out of context, and once you read the full passage for yourself you might realize what they said had no relevance at all. Or maybe it was dead on. Even if it is, it’s still annoying, no one likes a smarty pants, unless they’re one too.
The comic is a little different, as you can see. I put the website on it, so now if you want to print one off and use it, you can. And I get credit, as it should be. I’m also liking this Sunday update time. I’m not stressed out Saturday anymore, and I can finish the comic in time, so that’s sticking around. Also, I finally reached ten comics. So now I have to try and start pushing it. So I ask, if you read and enjoy this comic, tell your friends. Like it, or join the Facebook group. You can follow me on Twitter too. Spread the word. And thanks for your support!
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