And I thought it was going to be a quiet night tonight
The "whatever-it-is" that the slain Lamb of God is lying on is the Book of Revelations; the seven "whatever-they-ares" are the Seven Seals.
Just out of curiosity, are there any actual Catholics on this forum? The frequently misunderstood and misinterpreted fascination with standard sacramental imagery displayed here leads me to think not.
TCP - I really am quite well aware of the normal interpretation of the image of the seven seals on the Book of Revelation.
Haven't you noticed the wide assortment of sevens associated with the imagery linked to RLC. If you have not, others certainly have. I see them as all referring to the same thing.
Quite right, TCP. Remember when I'd mentioned that "neither heathen nor commoner" were likely to solve these riddles? Seems to me that taking either an anthropological or even worse an esoteric approach to Church doctrine, in this matter, is pretty much a guarantee of going astray.
Yes, I do remember, and you're absolutely right. No wonder this "enigma" has gone round in circles for years.
A couple of points - apart from the obvious that anyone who has been on this forum for more than a week would recognise the author of the "neither heathen nor commoner" jibe.
1. Yes, this enigma has gone round in circles for years - and on this forum too. Have you not noticed that recently things have started to be pinned down and answered? Have you not noticed the 'esoteric' interpretation of the Shugborough inscription in the Theories section for instance? And it is about to get 'worse'!
2. As for my statement about things being answered. Have you not read the earlier posts in this thread linking various anomalies together and then methodically explaining them? Have you not followed the unravelling of the hidden meaning in the Teniers paintings? Maybe Sheila or I need to make the final conclusion clearer. I will willingly do that if necessary.
I would have thought it was self-evident that people rooted in the doctrine of the Church would be the ones to have the greatest difficulty with solving a series of puzzles of this type. Your comments hardly surprise me.
I must now be elsewhere for the rest of the evening but will look in tomorrow morning.