Jay-z is a member of the Illuminati and part of a plan to occultically (is that a word?) influence the world. At least, that is what the conspiracy theorists will have me believe. Personally, I dont give a flying fuck about that, Jayz is the only reason I listen to rap and whatever he wants to do with his free time is his problem.
Anyway, I was just listening to his Black Album track, Lucifer. My interest was piqued with his last line "blame it on the son of the morning!" That line blazed in my head and quietly I began to think those thoughts that make the reverend father cringe in confession. Thoughts like "how many of the ills blamed on satan are actually his fault and how many are the results of our own human weakness?" I am all too familiar with the human tendency to look for a scape goat for our failings, after all I do it myself. Anytime Im confronted with a massive wrongdoing, the intial reaction is to find a way to make the offense seem less offensive, you catch me? And if I cant succeed, then I begin to mentally search for any point when someone else had the remotest involvement in that act so that even if I cannot pin it all on him, then at least he can take some of the heat. Hey, dont judge me...Im human
Im just saying, what if Lucifer had nothing to do with sin in human beings? If you look at the way our sinful nature is CONVENIENTLY blamed on Lucifer, making us helpless offenders who need to be saved from our actions...I dont know about y'all but its a little TOO convenient. We can fold our hands and "blame it on the son of the morning". That is one thing I like about the emerging world view that places our character and actions firmly on our shoulders. Believe it or not, there was a time when if you blamed a crime you commited on "demonic possession" you would walk free. If you doubt it ask medieval europeans whenever you are privileged to go to the gr8 beyond. These days of course, that excuse is not even utterable unless you want to an appointment with the shrink in addition to ur sentence. Point is, if God had used the same principle for adam, mayb just mayb, the bible would have turned out differently or at least,snakes will still walk with their legs.
This incident reminded me of something that happened when I was much younger. I happend to hold the position of black sheep in my family, which is not fun even though it has its advantages. Anyway, I was rebellious, impulsive, reclusive and all big words used to describe a bad boy. Personally, I knew my problem was that my home was too restrictive, but my mum's friend who owned a fellowship/ministry managed to convince her that I was "acting under influence". thats a euphemism for I was possessed! Hilariuos right, I mean I dint curse, steal, kick , fight or foam at the mouth when holy water came by. I was just disobedient and reclusive...kinda like how many million kids at that age. Anyway, they decided to hold special prayer for me lol. When whatever demon they were casting out apparently stayed put (cos I dint change one bit) they decided on the most ludicrous thing I heard. My name is Eke which tentatively means nature, and in ibo its the same spelling for python but not the same pronounciation. Well, the woman said my name invoked the "power of the serpent" as she termed it and that my parents needed to change my name to Paul for me to be finally free......hahaha. I told her I was already having David as an English name and that it obviously dint help matters. After all, David was closer to God's heart than paul and so shouldve been more effective. Needless to say, no one changed nothing, but the funny thing was that whenever my parents (no, my mum cos my dad dint see any thing wrong with me) complained about my behavior, I was kwik to remind her that it wasnt my fault, na una name me python name. LOL....now that I am a grown, fairly good kid and still answering my beloved Eke, I wonder whose responsible for the change. Of course, it had always been MOI.
Next time people want to hurry to "blame it on the son of the morning" please think again. Hes not that guilty.