Saturday, March 20, 2010

See Saturn

Saturn will be shining brightly in the night sky on Sunday, when it closest to earth. Read more here and here and see photos of the sixth planet in our solar system here.


Saturn

The ringed planet is only one of two solar satellites mentioned in Scripture (Amos 5:26), when it served as a symbol for apostate Israel, who kept company with the human-sacrificing priests of Moloch.

Saturn was the Roman name for the Greek god Kronos, the titan father of Zeus who toppled his father Uranus and suffered patricide at the hands of his own son in turn.


Symbolically, Saturn is an apropos banner for our day as well, given as it is to unthinking revolutionary jingles that goad men to build little but reflexively demolish what they do not comprehend.

"The Revolution is like Saturn--it eats its own children...the people are like children: they must smash everything to see what is inside..."
- From Danton's Death, by revolutionary playwright Georg B├╝chner, who ought to know

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