02 May 2008

Damned Nephilim

I'm about three pages into my term paper on the Nephilim (Gen. 6:4) and I think when I'm done, I'm going to take a month off of any explicit study/reading/thinking/GAAH! of mythology. It seems every time I chase down a connection in Greek or Mesopotamian mythology, it circles back around and I have a new connection to figure out.

The good news is that means there's plenty to write about. But keep in mind when I started this thing, I was told by not a small number of people, "You know, I don't think I've ever seen more than a paragraph on the Nephilim in any one place."

Anyway, this post is just to say two things:
1) HAH! I'm doing research on a graduate level for an undergrad class. Take that, whoever thinks religion majors are a joke.
2) I now know more about divine/human relations, giants, evil, forbidden knowledge, the flood, and how they all relate, than any normal person should. I stopped being normal about ten sources back.

Now I'm going to go away for the weekend and write.

Edit: Part of me wonders why my Apoc. Lit. reader is filed as "General Interest". And now I'm just stalling on getting back to work.
Edit: Finished it after an all-nighter. Huzzah!


PS: If anyone's interested in reading my paper, just leave a message and I'll email you a copy.

South Africa at the Olympics

The main argument I hear against boycotting the Olympics is, "The Olympics should not be political."

Well, in 1962, South Africa was barred from participating in the Olympics. The ban last until 1992. The reason for the barring was apartheid.

Just something to think about.

Rock on.