666 likes on Facebook today, yay, which is one of those Special Numbers and made me think of the devil.
I was in an antique tile shop in Portugal recently and this guy who ran it said he didn’t like my Cabra Azul boots (wut?) because they had ‘the Devil’s Sign’ on it. Apart from being an interesting sales tactic (‘let’s insult the customer, they LOVE that stuff!’) I hadn’t really thought of goats in that way. They are the cute, stubborn, feisty creatures who try to eat my shoes when I walk past. Inquisitive, loud, into shoes, yeah, my kind of animal! But to some Christian people a goat is not just a goat, it’s the devil’s creature: ” When the Son of man shall come in his glory ,…he shall set the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left; then shall the King say unto the sheep, ‘Come ye who are blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world.’ Then shall the Kings say unto the goats on the left; ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels’. – (Matt. 25:31-41)
So yeah. It was a metaphor guys. Or, if you want to take it literally then I guess it says the world should be run by actual sheep, so better put down that leg of lamb!