Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Offsite Post: ‘Modern Oracles’


Mankind, in his yearning to know

The will Divine, has devised many methods –

The haruspex of the Romans

Read the entrails of the birds;

The Greeks hurried to Delphi to hear

From the maiden on Apollo’s chair;

The Native American shamans

Had their trances and spirit walks;

The houses of the Zodiac

Controlled the lives of sky-gazers.


Modern scientific man

Mocks the idea of the omnipotent God

But then mocks himself when he turns

To something as mundane as the weather.

For what the meteorologist proclaims

From the satellite gods on high

Is received as an unchangeable decree,

As fixed as Fate, to be endured

With no hope for mitigation.


Have they not heard of Joshua,

Who stopped the sun from setting?

 . . .

The rest is at https://www.newenglishreview.org/articles/modern-oracles/.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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