When Pentecost day came round, the disciples were locked down and sheltering in place, for fear of the flu. All the frail on statins and all the strong on steroids. All the women and all the men and all the young people on hormone pills or diet pills or pills to promote fertility or pills to prevent it. All the people with brown skin were on pills to make it white; all the people with white skins were on pills to make it brown. All those with curly hair were on pills to straighten it; all those with straight hair on pills to curl it. All the gays were on PEP pills or PrEP pills or DNA chain terminators or protease inhibitors (as well as poppers). Everyone was on anti-depressants. Everyone was addictively drinking to get drunk and drugging themselves into stupor. All the children were on puberty blockers – and every toddler had had a hundred vaccination injections. Everyone was constantly on their phones and laptops.
And unseen above the people, all the devils of the air were circling and cackling and swooping down to whisper messages of despair into willing ears and some people grew so afraid they fell down dead. And some of the others quickly donned masks and gloves and plastic aprons – and threw them into the furnace unmourned and did not mention their names. And if anyone ever coughed or sneezed, the same people filled them with pills and drips and tubes of all description, until they were dead. And then they treated them the same. And all this was done silently and there was no sound at all. Apart from the sound of whimpering and weeping, and children being hushed.
And then, suddenly, they heard the sound of rushing winds and it seemed to them that flames of fire appeared above them, separating into individual flames that came to rest on the head of each person present. And they were no longer afraid. And they were filled with a Spirit of peace and patience and gentleness and fortitude and goodness and kindness and temperance and love and joy!
And they opened the doors. And went outside!
And they all began to prophesy in many tongues.
And this is what they said:
DO NOT BE AFRAID! LOVE ONE ANOTHER! STOP WORSHIPPING FALSE IDOLS WHO FEED UPON YOUR FEAR! STOP LISTENING TO THE FEARMONGERS! STOP FOLLOWING THOSE WHO LEAD YOU TO PERDITION! STOP ABUSING YOUR BODIES AND SURRENDERING YOUR LOVED ONES TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE!
LIVE YOUR LIFE AND GIVE THANKS FOR IT! SPREAD THIS MESSAGE OVER ALL THE EARTH!
Thanks to Lyman Dunlap for releasing Dark Flame Pattern into the Public Domain.