Skovoroda, Hryhorii (Gregory)  1722 12 03  – 1794 09 11











..studied quite a long time in Kiev, between 1734 – 53 – first music and finally theology..  After his dismissal from the college he abandoned any hope of securing a regular position and spent the rest of his life wandering about eastern Ukraine, particularly Slobodska Ukraine. Material support from friends enabled him to devote himself to reflection and writing. Most of his works were dedicated to his friends and circulated among them in manuscript copies..

The film “Noah” had its premiere over the world (not everywhere, though ) a few days ago, and also in Sweden.

Sem Ham Jafet x                             Who knows? Maybe Shem and Japheth change their mind before they reach their seats…

Anyhow, three versions of Noah now makes some impression upon me. The Coran version, the Bible version and the version in this actual movie, made by Darren Aronofsky. The Bible, which I believe gives the true picture, have left us with quite a short story, a few chapters, where there are not so few riddles.

In contrast with the Coran, where Noah is presented as “an obvious warner” (chapter 71) , the Bible first presents him with these words: “And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, ‘This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed’.” ( Genesis 5:28 – 29) It seems as the Coran have done more than even the Bible to shape the common idea about Noah as “a warner”, who went around and told people about the flood, and that they must prepare for it. There is something to it.

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Prophet Habakkuk 1:15

 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.”

The Guardian 2013 06 06    “In the document, the NSA hails the Prism program as ‘one of the most valuable, unique and productive accesses for NSA’.It boasts of what it calls ‘strong growth’ in its use of the Prism program to obtain communications. The document highlights the number of obtained communications increased in 2012 by 248% for Skype – leading the notes to remark there was ‘exponential growth in Skype reporting; looks like the word is getting out about our capability against Skype’. There was also a 131% increase in requests for Facebook data, and 63% for Google.”

Swedish “Dagens Nyheter”  2013 06 07 ” The digital development recent years, and its influence on society have made all references to Orwell’s ‘1984’ worn..”

The Guardian, Washington Post , Guardian interview

What comes out of it?

The Book of Revelation 13: 16 – 17

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.