My morning walk takes me up and down a certain neighborhood in the hills of Berkeley, California — the city famous for its far left politics.
I knew that leftwing politics invariably is attended by a disposition to be not just
secularist agnostic and atheistic, but hostile to Christianity. But even I was unprepared for what I saw that morning.
I was walking up an incline and saw ahead of me that someone had scribbled writings in yellow chalk on the black asphalt by the side of the narrow road.
I first thought it be to the work of a child. But as I got closer, reading upside down, I could see what appeared to be the word “LUCIFER”.
That got my attention.
So when I got to the chalk marks, I turned my body around to face the direction from which I had come, and gazed down. On the black asphalt were these words in yellow chalk:
SET IS RISING IN
COME, SON OF RA
The words were all capitalized in an elegant hand, not a child’s penmanship.
In Ancient Egyptian mythology — as well as the Egyptian mystery religion of secret societies such as Free Masonry and Kabbalah — Set (also spelled Seth, Sheth, Sutekh, Setan or Seteh) is the god of the desert, storms, darkness and chaos. Set was the killer of Osiris in the Myth of Osiris and Isis, having hacked Osiris’ body into pieces and dispersed it so that he could not be resurrected.
Clearly, whoever that wrote this equates Set with Lucifer, the fallen angel who turned against his Creator and so became Satan. Ra is the Egyptian sun god.
I didn’t have a camera on me. By the time I had finished my route and returned home, it had started to rain.
It rained the next day, and the next, and the next. On the first rainless day, I returned to the spot, armed with a can of silver spray paint and a camera.
As I had expected, the chalk marks were gone, erased by the rain.
I whispered the name of Jesus Christ and quickly painted three crosses (for the Trinity) right where the Satanic verse had been.
When I told my husband about the Satanic verse, he reacted with incredulity, exclaiming “I can’t believe anyone takes this seriously. This is the hi-income hi-education Berkeley Hills!”
Ah, but we seem to have forgotten that none other than Saul Alinsky — one of the Left’s gurus and community organizer Barack Obama’s political mentor — had dedicated his book, Rules For Radicals, to none other than that “first radical…who rebelled against the establishment,” Lucifer!
It’s been nearly a month now.
No one had tried to paint over the crosses. Nor has the Satanic verse reappeared.