Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Tuesday April 5, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:28 AM
The Garden of Good and Evil

"Just the facts, ma'am" — Joe Friday

See the entry Lucky (?) Numbers of Saturday, April 2, 2005, 11:07 AM ET, for links to a few facts about the historical role of the Number of the Beast in the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The Pennsylvania Lottery mid-day drawings take place at about 1:10 PM ET.

Pope John Paul II died on Saturday, April 2, at 2:37 PM ET. 

Thus the final PA drawing of his lifetime was on that Saturday afternoon.

The winning mid-day number that day was…


In the I Ching, this is the number of
The Power of the Great.

Father Richard John Neuhaus yesterday argued that John Paul II should be called "the Great."


Neuhaus stated that "If any phrase encapsulates the message that John Paul declared to the world, it is probably 'prophetic humanism.'"  If there is such a thing, it is probably best exemplified by the I Ching.  For further details, see Hitler's Still Point.

Father Neuhaus's argument included the following mysterious phrase:

"God's unfolding covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus."

Compare the following two passages from Holy Scripture:

Genesis 22:13

"…behold behind him
a ram caught in a thicket by his horns"

I Ching Hexagram 34

"A goat butts against a hedge
And gets its horns entangled."

A topic for discussion by the foolish:

In the current historical situation,
who is Isaac and who is the goat?

From yet another Holy Scripture,
a topic for discussion by the wise: 

“Anyone can create a pretty little bamboo garden in the world. But I doubt that the gardener would succeed in incorporating the world in his bamboo grove.”

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Saturday April 2, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:07 AM
Lucky (?) Numbers

From a Log24 post of April 2, 2005

From Dogma, a link in yesterday's noon entry:

"Sky is high and so am I,
If you're a viper — a vi-paah."

— The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West (1939),
    New Directions paperback, 1969, page 162

"Mystery surrounds the death of young actor River Phoenix…. The actor… was declared dead at 1:51 a.m. PT Sunday. Phoenix died about 50 minutes after collapsing in front of the Viper Room, a new club on the Sunset Strip…."
— Karen Thomas, USA Today,
    Monday, November 1, 1993

On the night of October 30-31, 1993, also known as Devil's Night, there was a full Hunter's Moon and the Pennsylvania Lottery number was 666.
— Steven H. Cullinane, 03/20/01

"Do Catholics believe that when you die your soul goes up in the sky? To heaven, if they go to heaven?"
— Hope of Heaven, by John O'Hara (1938),
    Carroll & Graf paperback, 1985, page 162

Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Number,
April 1, 2005:

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