Friday, March 10, 2006

The Godfather and Satan

Last weekend, Hubby had a friend over. It was the night before the Oscars, so that was the general topic of conversation. While I played on my computer, they talked about who should and shouldn't win. After a while, they started talking about the greatest movies...and the conversation (of course) led to The Godfather - because 99.9 % of men believe that The Godfather is The Greatest Movie Ever Made. One of the points of their conversation was that The Godfather is everywhere - people constantly reference lines from it, and many of it's themes have become a part of our culture. Ok - as for the second part of the title, Satan: I've just finished reading a book called The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots (it's a facinating book, and I highly recommend it) by T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley. Somewhere in the middle of chapter 3 the discussion is on Solomon and his penchant for taking foreigners as wives - a big no-no, because women can convice men to worship the wrong gods. In fact, that's exactly what happened with Solomon. And then I read this quote: "It is not surprising then, that jealous Yhwh {God} flexes his muscle and sends a few troublemakers to stir things up a little for Solomon. Granted, it is not exactly a horse's head in the bed, but the sending of adversaries is designed as a warning: shape up, or else. Did you get the Godfather reference? In a book about Satan. The Godfather really is everywhere.

2 comments:

Barb said...

OMG!! Too funny.

To the mattresses....

red headed stepchild said...

That is hysterical! I mean, I suppose I should have known that Satan and the Godfather were in bed together all along, but.....