Mythos of the blog

The story of Jonah is an interesting variation on Charlton’s genius’ journey. I’m not a prophet but I identify with this warning a lot.

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

2 And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

4 Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

6 And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

And so that’s why I’m out of my gourd.

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3 Responses to Mythos of the blog

  1. βˆ… says:

    12 and it came to pass that on the next day Jonah ventured down into the city of Nineveh, and he spake with the healer there. And the healer of Nineveh said unto Jonah, “Verily, thy chart readeth that thou art f*cked up. Thou talketh like a fag and thy sh*t’s all retarded.”

  2. Just Call Me Fishmail says:

    Interesting that you’d pick the case of Nineveh …

    Bring the story out of the Bible and into the broader history of the region, especially the economic and social history of the region around the time of its historical peak.

    Why did Nineveh have to die?

    It’s right across the river from Mosul.

    Mosul’s now expanding into some of the area once occupied by Nineveh … and yet the people of Mosul aren’t planning on putting Nineveh back together again.

    Why exactly is that the case, aside from the fact that Nineveh is a ruin? Surely there must be some feature of old Nineveh that could be re-developed for a modern city? The old fortifications would make a good foundation for new residential and office towers, would they not?

    And yet this does not appear to be happening …

    And yet Islamic State attacked the fortifications with bulldozers.

    So why did Nineveh have to die?

    Answer that and you’ll have some of that other answer you were looking for.

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