Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Domus Aurea

Heh, please allow me to spiritualize in a most elegant, preterist fashion.

Revelation 13:15-18

He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 1so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.

With a Stanley Cup Ring to Colby, we hear of the refurbishing of Nero's Golden House:

One of Rome's prime tourist attractions, the ruins of Nero's Domus Aurea, is set to be re-opened to the public sooner than expected.
After Nero's suicide in 68 AD the Flavian emperors who succeeded him proceeded to bury all trace of the man who even in his own life was a byword for dissolution, cruelty and excess.

Nero was a bad, bad man. Some might even say he was a monster. A veritable beast, if you will.