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Thread #4024   Message #1151452
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Peterson
31-Mar-04 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More)
Hi Barbara--
   I got out my copy of Canticle for Leibowitz today & re-read it. (Good excuse, THANKS!) The reference didn't appear until the 3rd part, where LUCIFER is fallen (not Babylon!) was used as a phrase beining that atomic bombs were agin being used in war. Not sure the theology of that one-- I take it to mean "Satan has fallen from Heaven to the earth, and is working his mischief." There is of course the secondary meaning of Lucifer = bringer of light, which is something an atomic explosion certainly does.
Midchuck-- if there is enough interest I will post Slobberchops is Hungry, which we set to guess what tune, using Sacred Harp harmonies. See you at NEFFA! (but not till Saturday afternoon)