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Saturday, April 24, 2010
Origin Of The Sheeple
If you've read this blog for some time, you know that I adore the term "sheeple". I can't remember where I first heard it, but it just makes me laugh. The mammalian nature of humans is sometimes comical. The Google Elves even provided me with this great image.
I was at church Sunday, and this reading from John was read:
"When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' He said to him, 'Feed my lambs.' He then said to him a second time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' He said to him, 'Tend my sheep.' He said to him the third time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, 'Do you love me?' and he said to him, 'Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.' (Jesus) said to him, 'Feed my sheep'."John 21:15-17
So there you have it. The term "sheeple" has biblical roots!