Tuesday, January 04, 2005


you inherit the sins you inherit the flames

brickling, from iowa emailed me over the holiday pointing out that i'd got some facts wrong in my "garden of eden" post a few weeks ago. he mentioned this first wife of adam, called lilith. i checked her out and came across this:

After God created Adam, who was alone, He said, 'It is not good for man to be alone' (Gen. 2:18). He then created a woman for Adam, from the earth, as He had created Adam himself, and called her Lilith. Adam and Lilith began to fight. She said, 'I will not lie below,' and he said, 'I will not lie beneath you, but only on top. For you are fit only to be in the bottom position, while am to be in the superior one.' Lilith responded, 'We are equal to each other inasmuch as we were both created from the earth.' But they would not listen to one another. When Lilith saw this, she pronounced the Ineffable Name and flew away into the air. Adam stood in prayer before his Creator: 'Sovereign of the universe!' he said, 'the woman you gave me has run away.'

the plot thickens. looks like god fucked up with his first attempt at creating a woman and created the first feminist ball-breaker by mistake. i checked out google images for a photo and came across these:

you can see why most people portray her as a bit of a monster, right? she did give adam a hard time and he was a nice guy who just wanted to get on with his delving and digging.

but then, after some serious googling, i found this photo of lilith:

so, she was a cutie after all. my guess is that all the monster portrayals are that eve's handiwork. the old retrospective jealosy syndrome at work. show me a woman who isn't jealous of the first wife and i'll show you someone deep in denial.

while googling for lilith i came across this photo of queen elizabeth of england:

that's disgusting, right?

"that's disgusting, right?"

right. it is. on the other hand, at least Her Disgustingness isn't pronouncing the Ineffable Name. it's one thing to be disgusting and quite another to be unladylike. thank god eve never picked her nose whilst muttering the Ineffable word even if she did take a big byte out of the apple which led to paul mccartney's retrospective jealosy syndrome. or was that Jobs?

L in O
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