'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
Alex Anderson, creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle passed on last week. The Bullwinkle Show is my all-time favorite cartoon (OK, The Bugs Bunny Show was fine, too), and I didn’t really appreciate it until I grew up. I mean, yes, it was fun as a kid, though I liked the gee wiz of Johnny Quest or Space Ghost better. But it was only after growing up that I understood there was a double meaning to the stories. One story for children, and another for adults, and both the same exact story. Now that’s good story telling!
This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” Matthew 13:13Most religious text is like the Bullwinkle Show: designed to entertain the masses (children) and enlighten the elect (the adults). You can read the bible or the Upanishads literally (like a child) or you can read them like an adult. And like any adult story, it involves plenty of sexual innuendo and wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. --1 Corinthians 13:11
Thanks to Greg at Superversity for the heads up about Alex Anderson.