Being Jewish we take the "talking snake" as mere allegory. David_Jay
All the supposedly Christian writers being Jewish too, not just the one that penned the first book of Moses, they carried on the sustained metaphor right into Revelation. Not to be outdone, hardly a wt meeting goes by without the symbolic original serpent, perhaps morphed into a roaring lion gets mentioned, as a real dangerous enemy.
I wanted to hear others feelings expressed as having been involved in spreading a ridiculous story like that, that was claimed to have devastating on jall creation, and cosmic consequences, on"universal sovereignty"no less.
I really like the light symbolism, brightness generated by oxidisation, flame, as we still carry that original spark that started it all, and that was carried forward by our specific ancestors. I am so glad your's carried through the 30s and 40s too.