Anubis and his pet monster

It is of course ludicrous to conclude that there is objective "Good" and "Evil" in a man's "Soul". Such concepts are all subjective, human notions passed down to us from countless generations of mythmaking, of ancient attempts to explain why this world is the way it is. However, these concepts are rich grounds for storytelling.

Lost has been rocking the Egyptian influences for awhile, but they've really picked up steam the last two seasons. Above is an ancient piece of art from Egypt depicting Anubis weighing a man's heart - if he lived a good life, his heart will be light, and he will pass on through to the next life; if his life was bad, his heart will be heavy, and he will be given to the monster, Ammut, who will devour him. Toth, the weird looking dude to the right, records it all. Jacob - MiB - Richard, perhaps?

Anways, last night's episode was a doozy in many different ways. I'm a bit shell shocked at this time, and need to gather my thoughts. Is Sayid really evil? Infected? He's clearly bought into Flocke's message, at least for now. Will Kate die? It was hilarious last night as they set up a scene for Sayid to kill the first person he meets in the jungle, which was Kate - the Internet was a'quiver with anticipation. But alas - not yet!

Flocke went all Biblical on the Temple last night, which for me invoked a long standing story in the history of mankind: The destruction of an "other" religion. Time and time immemorial records one tribe conquering another, and in so doing, wiping their religion from the face of the earth as best they could. We pay the price for this destruction, but we also can reap the benefits, a la Shiva's Dance, yeah?

Anways, to conclude for now, in honor of some righteous, old school vengence:

'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherd the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know that my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.'

1 comment:

l.e.s.ter said...

Speak it, Jules!