Who Are You and What Do You Want From Us?!
My name is David, and I’m a very introverted Roman Catholic freelance writer and amateur ethicist (among other things) trying to carve out an independent living while doing my own lonely part in the eternal war between good and evil.
So…What’s with the Snakes?
I like snakes. I relate to snakes.
Snakes are unique, independent, solitary creatures. They don’t really ‘fit in’ with the other animals of the world, and for the most part they just want to be left alone. And they’re so good at defending themselves that some of the most powerful creatures on Earth (humans, elephants, etc.) are afraid of them.
Now, you might think that snakes are an odd mascot for a self-professed Catholic: aren’t they images of the devil?
Well, yes; sometimes. But remember, the snake was the first miracle God performed at the start of the Exodus: Aaron’s staff turned into a serpent before Pharaoh and his court and devoured the staves of the high priests as a sign of God’s superiority over the Egyptian gods.
The serpent spoke for the Devil in the Garden, but it spoke for God before the throne of kings.