Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cowple - Moooo(not)

While I've thought the colloquialism sheeple was a clever one, I learned this morning it's not a right fit, because sheep gather in flocks.  They have a different — and apparently widely accepted and used among Themselves — term for referencing the ignorant masses: HERD.  [evidenced in Part 2]

Actually, I'm relieved, because The Good Shepherd calls His people the sheep of His pasture, and to employ that metaphor in describing people who mosey along the path lain by evil men is perhaps a tarnishing of original intent.

No more sheeple for me.
The willfully ignorant masses are cowple.  Hopefully, not goats, which also herd.

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  ~John 10:14, 27
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  ~Matthew 25:32-34

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