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.
Pythagoras 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 !


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.


And, 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.


For these were the days of the power and dominion of the Antichrist, 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 him.


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.


And, Job was snared in Webs of Deceit; and, he was mired in Nets of Lies; and, he was trapped in the Wilderness.


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.


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 prison,

20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, 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 devoured them.

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 and 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 of fire.

In The Dark