“it would have blazed with colour..”

Frankly, I’d rather see the money spent on this hokum donated instead to the conservation of the 13th century Cosmati Pavement at Westminster Abbey – even though it predicts the end of the world.

Few modern visitors have ever seen it, although since 1268 kings and princes, queens and cardinals have walked across a symbol laden mosaic as intricate as a piece of jewellery. It is made up of rare marbles and gemstones, including some recycled from monuments 1,000 years older, and pieces of coloured glass, set in complex allegorical patterns into a framework of Purbeck marble cut as intricately as a jigsaw puzzle. “When this floor was new it would have blazed with colour,” Vanessa Simeoni, the abbey’s head of conservation said. “The materials were chosen for their brilliance and shine, and the quality of the craftsmanship is actually shocking, the ultimate that could be achieved.”

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  • DINC

    I don’t get it Pete? What’s wrong with preserving it? It looks awesome.

  • DINC

    raaar. Ignore me, I need to read better.

  • Pete Baker

    Not a problem, Dave. ;o)

  • Gregory

    What do you mean recycled? It is classical vandalism by monks on meth, my ancestors were pig ignorant, that I admit, but in 423 AD whilst out looking for work in South Shields,

    it was suggested that they help dismantle a bloody big wall,

    they turned down the offer, they were honest grafters not fly by night demolition artists. Sadly the records for this went up in flames when SF/IRA/NASUWT set fire to the four courts.

    Doesn’t Westminster have a grammar school?

    http://www.westminster.org.uk/study/history.asp

    Maybe dere it is.

  • I wonder if the literary critics and editors are reading?

    Half way through another far less inspiring topic my synapses made a connection. It’s from the back end of Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book I:

    Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell
    From heav’n, for ev’n in heav’n his looks & thoughts
    Were always downward bent, admiring more
    The riches of Heav’ns pavement, trod’n Gold,
    Then aught divine or holy else enjoy’d
    In vision beatific.

    The context is very precise: Satan has roused the fallen demons; and they gather at the newly-built Pandemonium. As Milton implies, this is an analogy for Parliament.

    So, surely, “Heav’ns pavement” in that reference must be drawn from another Westminster memory, that of the Cosmati Pavement here?

    I don’t know if the learned exegeses of Milton make the link, and I’m not going to ransack the boxes in the attic to check, but I bet they soon will. If so, I hope some honest academic editor (huh, some hopes!) gives credit where it’s due. Remember: you first saw it here!

  • reinstate@freewill.com

    As people begin to age the gods employ corrupting tactics. They ultimately begin to look down on the children and the wisdom they recently understood:::
    They voluntarily turn their back on their opportunity to ascend and instead embrace evil.
    It’s not old people who go to heaven. Old people must come back because of the mistakes they’ve made throughout their lives. Children are the ones who have the opportunity to ascend.

    Children are discounted by adults in society. The gods corrupt people as they age, use trust-building tactics and soon adults view the children as ignorant, yet to understand the god’s system, and subsequently look down on the children. This is one of the most bitter, painful ironies the gods employ, for people consciously turn their back on and lose their opportunity to ascend::::
    Religions teach that old people to go to heaven when they die. They don’t. Old people are reincarnated. It’s the children who go to heaven, those who have a chance at immortality.
    The wisdom the gods impart to children, either through their innocence/purity or religious-based educational pursuits are the gods sharing the truth with their most favored people::::It’s the children whom the gods teach the right way for it is the children who have a chance. For example, they teach children to have faith, for understanding the god’s geographical clues hurts people by illustrating negative things, opening the door for the god’s to employ deceptive tactics.
    Old people don’t go to heaven. Old people must come back because of the mistakes they’ve made throughout their lives. It’s the children who have the opportunity to go to “heaven”. They must behave apprioriately, think correctly and be genuinely god-fearing. Their innocence and lack of desensitization ensures they have a real opportunity to achieve this goal.

    This is charecteristic of the gods methodology::::The big prize gone early, deception compels people to chase something that has already been decided. They sent this clue with boss as well. It is also a clue supporting my claim RW&B;’s german is in fact Christianity’s Anti-Christ. Logic also dictates, considering the definition.
    The confusion over this multi-dimentional positioning will serve as an effective tactic, eliminating many additional disfavored in the process, for positioning states the Apocalypse to be a continuation of WorldWarII’s Aryan superrace ideals, positioned as punishment for the 5th century invastion of the Roman Empire:::John’s Fourth Reich.
    This amounts only to “nested theater”:::::Levels of positioning enables the gods to scapegoat:::::RW&B;merely is the tool the gods chose to execute the final scene of their scripted theater that is human history.

    Just as they would have had me chase boss so would they have wanted me to sign on to this theater, evil by definition, and chase this role of Anti-Christ. By doing so I would have incurred evil and would have been punished, painfully “losing” Anti-Christ in the process.
    Does that mean RW&B;is not the Anti-Christ?? I suspect as they would have “offered” it to me so will there be a fake Anti-Christ for those in these generations to accept as well. But it is a clone host. This is ALL clone host theater, created not as a clue to me but instead designed to be preditory on the disfavored, designed to increase indecency and further the god’s goal of justification towards The End.
    We were all merely peasants centuries ago, struggling with our disfavor, but without the enormity of temptations, real and telepathic, which exist today.

    They have shared I was positioned to some disfavored as the Second Coming of Christ, explaining all the evil surrounding me and RW&B;’s placement in the “eye of The Beast” was to positon the sabotage of my candidacy (Damien Omen, Big Army Men, etc).
    The Big Lie of course is that Christianity is evil. The reverse positioning nature of Planet Earth dictates that good is demonized, as we wintessed in World War II, while evil is put on a pedistal, as we see with the Italians.
    The truth? The gods used their tools to create this and the rest of the incidents surrounding this Situation to distract the people from my message, for I speak the truth:::Only you can save you. You have to be responsible for your own relationship with the gods.

    The gods are asexual. They have no sex organs nor rectums.
    When the gods take children these individuals have the opportunity to become “god-like”. Temptations are employed and, if sucessful, these are the individuals who make up the human race’s immortals.