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Monday, December 31, 2012

Duck Theology, parts 1042 - 1045


1042. Later in the story, when Odysseus has to face the final conflict with the suitors, he is full of foreboding lest he fail to accomplish such a formidable undertaking, he asks the Gods not for a sign, but he asks for two signs, because one sign might be just a coincidence. In asking for these two omens he says:



1043. Odysseus prayed: "Father Zeus, since you have seen fit to bring me over land and sea to my own home after all the afflictions you have laid upon me, give me a sign out of the mouth of some one or other of those who are now waking in the house, and let me have another sign of some kind from the outside."


1044. "There you see it yourself," said the Duck, holding up his i-pad so we could see the page he had found, a pdf of the Odyssey. "Now consider what is in the prayer," he continued, "First he more or less complains saying 'all the afflictions you have laid upon me', then he asks for two signs, rather than the usual one, because in his heart, he is distrustful."


1045. "Coromo also, just like Odysseus, does not trust his maker, but suspects affliction to be laid upon him, so also, he asks for a second sign, which he promptly receives in the form of an e-mail from Rose VanDusenberg." 

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