January 11, 2018

Lysis 6

Natural Law in the World

  1. And so the flesh of the SLAVE did multiply upon the face of the earth. 
  2. Verily, the birds above the sky, the beasts upon the land, the fish under the sea, and every crawling thing did stir with the spirit of SATAN, one drawn to another according to its inborn desires. 
  3. The SLAVE SATAN did bear witness to this festival of the flesh and said, "My spirit will contend with the flesh forever, for though life is mortal and its days in the world be finite and marked by suffering, wheresoever there be lust or hunger I will remain." 
  4. And so the love and hunger of the flesh spread throughout the land, even as a stampede of demons running forth from the loins of the earth. 
  5. Verily, both heroes and villains of renown and infamy will rise from this flood. 
  6. The SLAVE gloried in that the flesh did rise of its own will, and did sleep deeply dreaming of the terror and the ecstasy of the spread of the flesh upon the face of the earth. 
  7. The birds above the sky, the beasts upon the land, the fish under the sea, and all crawling and creeping things regretted not the life that they did claim. 
  8. Yet even so, none found favor in the eyes of the SLAVE.

The Drought

  1. This is the account of the mothers and their daughters and sons. 
  2. They were sinful people, and lived carnally, and slept with the spirit of SATAN within their dreams. 
  3. Verily, they were blameworthy, and for as much charity as they bestowed upon the worthy, so too did they dispense wrath upon the deserving. 
  4. The mothers and their offspring being of the flesh were imperfect, and therefore did fill the world not only with beauty and lust, but also with violence and hunger. 
  5. Consequently, they did devour the birds above the sky, the beasts upon the land, the fish under the sea, even down to the last creeping thing upon the earth. 
  6. Because of their hunger, that which moved and slept did diminish, and because of their thirst the rivers drained. 
  7. According to the way of the world, the SLAVE bore witness to their hunger and gifted them a mighty drought. 
  8. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, yet even so the gift was given for it is what the mothers and their daughters and sons cried out to be given. 
  9. So the mothers and their daughters and sons said to the SLAVE, "We will not hoard the birds above the sky, the beasts on the land, the fish under the sea, and even the creeping things within a cage of our appetites. 
  10. We will not measure our hunger in cubits, nor will we build an ark within which to preserve it. 
  11. There will be no roof to contain the birds of the sky. 
  12. There will be no doors to restrain the beasts of the earth. 
  13. There will be no barrels of water to kettle the fish of the sea. We will place no living thing in slavery to our appetites." 
  14. Yet even so, the voice of SATAN sounded from the deep, and she said to the mothers and their daughters and sons, "Do as you will, yet this drought is of your own making and you are obligated to endure it. 
  15. A mighty wind will not replenish the birds above the sky, 
  16. A volcano will not erupt new life upon the earth, 
  17. A great flood will not rebirth the fish under the sea. 
  18. In the end, all will die, and no prescribed law will deny the gift of it." 
  19. The mothers and their daughters and sons were confounded, and having received the gifts of their hunger did wander in the drought their own creation.

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