June 28, 2008

AND ALSO MUCH CATTLE


Goat Rope is all about the biblical Book of Jonah lately. Check earlier posts for more.

Here's a little weekend thought. If you like critters, you should love Jonah. Two of its main actors were animals (the great fish and the worm that killed the gourd vine). Without the first, there would be a good bit less artwork and folklore. And without the second, the whole point of the story couldn't have been made

But it is also a part of the Bible where God uses his speaking role on behalf of animals. In explaining to Jonah why he didn't want to wipe out Nineveh, he says

And should I not want to 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?


El Cabrero wonders how Nineveh would have fared if they had more goats than cattle. The little ones are pretty cute though.

GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED

3 comments:

Linda said...
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Anonymous said...

God has been far better to the earth's creatures than we humans have. Perhaps we should pay more attention to The Book of Jonah and less to those who exploit the world's resources for profit.

El Cabrero said...

It is one of the better books...