Gumbers said: Oh...so how old were you who weren't effected a tad by these pics? Did you all even study it...or browse through the pics once in awhile?
I was no more than 4 or 5 years old when dad would sit us down on the couch and study the Paradise Lost book with us. The first picture that scared the hell out of me was the one of the foot stomping on the snake's head (in fulfillment of Genesis 3:15). When we read "..I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed" I thought "..that's why we don't like snakes!" and to this day, I am terrified of snakes and see Satan in their eyes whenever I have the misfortune of coming across one.
I felt sorry for all those people that died at Noah's Flood, clinging to the Ark trying to get in......and I remember the picture of Pharoah's army getting drowned....someone had a crown on their head looking terrified. Then that picture of the baby being sacrificed to the idol----that just creeped me right out. And of course, all the lovely pictures of people dying at Armgeddon by falling through the cracks in the big cities. Couldn't figure out why the dogs and cats needed to die too. Maybe cause they weren't baptized.........Yes I somehow don't recall "Christendom's" children's books being anything like this.......think I'll start a thread comparing the two.
Now...don't noone steal my thread idea cuz I might do one with side by side comparisons of each story... dubs vs. christendom.....and not too much cherry-pickin of dub stuff neither
Mary **who would never steal from the Gumbthreader"