Flushing The Toilet That Is My Brain

OK, this is a bit silly. Baruch Spinoza is also known as Benedict Spinoza. Baruch means blessed in Hebrew, Benedict in Latin is Benedictus, which means blessed. Now it also happens that “Barack, interestingly enough, means the same as Baruch,” he said. “They have the same Semitic root. So you can call me Baruch Obama.” It therefore seems perfectly reasonable to me to refer to the current Pope as Pope Barack XVI, and only custom prevents us from doing so.

2 Responses to “Flushing The Toilet That Is My Brain”

  1. 1 copernicus April 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    You should make this known to David Icke. I’m sure he’d be able to draw some sort of conclusion from the concatenation of circumstances. An exciting conclusion.

  2. 2 Diogenes May 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

    It’s Hebrew as opposed to Latin. Baruch Spinoza changed his name after he was excommunicated to Benedict – the Latin equivalent. After the Jews excommunicated him, he excommunicated the Hebrew from his name while keeping the meaning essentially the same. The name means “blessed”, and if you know Spinoza you know how appropriate this is. See my post “God Does not Roll Dice”


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