"You're my dollRock n roll Feel the glamour and pain Touch me here Touch me there Hanky Panky."
Wow. That is some genius right there, huh? I have had an excellent day, thank you - Wade and I are DJing at Cafe Royale, a posh place in central London, later, so I have spent the afternoon and evening looking through my MP3 folders and burning CDs. It was all very enjoyable, but then I discovered the folder of my little brother Alex (who is in Prague, with mumps). What a folder! And how neat! "Cohen, Leonard - Take This Waltz.mp3", etc.
Anyway. I shall go get the train in a bit. We're DJing at 1am, so I have time. If you'd like to come, it's:
THE RAKEHELL'S REVELS!
"A blast of hot red-devil love in a most sophisticated fashion.
For all Rakes, Bucks, Cards, and other gentleman of ill-repute, and Ladies of beauty and morals of subtle questionability.
In The Grill Room, at the Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, an unbelievably grand and opulent little grotto from 1867."
So. The Bible. My readings last night bought me to the conclusion that one of the main aims of the bible, was to repress women. In religions prior to Christianity, women fared relatively well - there were all manner of Goddesses being worshipped all over the place. Then, along came the Old Testament God, who, as we discovered yesterday, deemed them all Of, and For, men.
"Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." (Genesis 3:16)
Genesis! From the off!
Of course, already today, I've had one gent point out that Catholics hold the Virgin Mary in some high esteem.he's one of those, "the Old Testament was stories with morals, but the New Testament was true," dudes. A ho ho. For a start, that whole "virgin" thing stems from a mistranslation from the original Hebrew. Whether it was deliberate or not is open to debate - that the only vaguely respected lady in the Catholic world is this wonderful, subservient, grieving virgin says enough in itself.
We had a wonderful example yesterday of a lady being raped, then killed by her husband for being, um, raped. Today, here is a little gem informing us of what Jesus will do to adulterous women come the Apocalypse. Forsooth:
"Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." (Revelation 2:22-23)
Kill those poor little babies. With death! Of all things.
Nowhere, as far as I can see, is there anything about doing unspeakable tings to adulterous males.
But why would they be? Says the Bible, Man was made in the image of the LORD. Women must call their husbands LORD. Women were made from a man's RIB.
Prince removed his ribs, they say. I wonder if he was not as rumoured, doing it to aid self-fellatio, but to make ladies?
Oh, here's a good one:
"Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (I Timothy 2:11-14)
You like that, bitch? YOU KEEP YOUR GODDAMNED MOUTH SHUT! FOR IT IS DAMNED! BY GOD!
I have to dash. So I'll lave it to good old Paul the Apostle to close this ugly little chapter.
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." (Ephesians 5:22-24)