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Alfred's Odd Ode #253

From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 10:03:02 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 14:05:51 -0400
Subject: Alfred's Odd Ode #253

Apology to MW #253 (For July 4, 1998)

Think of folks that lived *way back* in, ancient, unguessed time
-- when humankind was fresh faced; when she lived in different
climes. Present deserts were once verdant in a time so long ago
that they're buried by eternity in drifts of time like snow. The
continents were closer, and they bridged themselves with land
where sea now washes liberally -- plains were mountains,
understand? And the arctic was the tropics, and a magnet
switched its poles, and the water rushed around them and then
slid into its holes.

They made their gods their explanation, and they showered them
with gifts, beyond the explanation of their own self worth or
thrift. They wrote a lot about them and they said it with aplomb
that the gods _DID_ walk among them, or Zecharia's been dead
wrong. They were literal -- non allegoric, and they _wrote_ it
as they _saw_ it. It's the only thing they did that worked; as
they _saw_ it they would _call_ it. And they wrote about their
awesome gods, and they gave them useful names, from the
strongest to the weakest, and then _on_ them laid their blame

The biggest? Call him Jupiter! He's the king of all the gods.
He's the one with all the lightning bolts, and he gives the rest
a nod. Venus is his consort; she has him by the ear, and all the
rest arrange themselves behind her, to the rear. Venus was the
lessor god, of that there was no doubt. She didn't have Jup's
monstrousness, she didn't have his clout. She might trick him or
deceive him, but she'd pay the price if caught, she's the loser,
any battle where they struggled, or they fought.

Now, come on back to present time, and in the morning, walk
outside. Look east before the sun comes up upon a dark, but
cloudless sky. Jupiter and Venus, just two planets, out shine
stars! But one outshines the other; which is which gets rather
hard. Not hard for me, perhaps for you, I've seen them through a
scope! I have learned which one is bigger, that's what has me by
the throat! It's Jupiter that's _dimmer_, 'cause it spins so far
away; it has the low albedo, and its color makes it fade. Venus
is the _brightest_, so it _looks_ the bigger, still. It has the
high albedo and it's closer to us, Phil <g>.

That's where we have the disconnect, and a loss in continuity.
This is where we learn comeuppance, and we fill up on humility!

HOW DID THEY KNOW the *dimmest* light was the father of the
gods? HOW DID THEY KNOW when just a look proves Venus has the
nod! HOW DID THEY KNOW, when Venus looks the _biggest_, and more
blaming? HOW DID THEY KNOW the _sizes_ of the planets they were


Sitchin would argue that they would have to have been -- uh . .
. <ahem> . . . TOLD, yes, _informed_ by the gods that walked
among them as women and men.

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"I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from
afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, while burning at the
fundamentalist's stake.