Saturday, October 02, 2004

Ye Olde style

Came upon this while surfing for job sites:

Job 1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Don’t you just love it when they talk like that? Makes you think the LORD and Satan must’ve been on jolly good back-slapping terms after all, playing corny little word games with each other in the Garden of Eden, or Purgatory, or the Old Boys Club, or whencever else it is they walked to and fro. I love archaic language, at least in small doses. Though I’m terribly peeved when people the likes of who are much better off not dabbling in such matters "quote Shakespeare" liberally (this generally takes the form of completely misrepresenting a line or phrase from one of the better-known soliloquies: most often in my experience the "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" line from Macbeth -- which, now one comes to think of it, is strangely apposite). These people make indiscriminate, foolish, uncomprehending use of "thee", "thou" and "thy". They are evil people, sent forth by the Serpent, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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