Cat Worship: Bow Down to the Kitty!
Posted on March 1, 2010 by Joy of Living No comments
Bo, the beloved cat: I will begin with a quote that says it all: “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” No, I did not just make that up. It came from the 19th century French critic and historian, Hippolyte Taine. I am now an advocate of that sentiment.
Did you know that cat worshipers have been around for nearly 5,000 years, a tradition started in Egypt? Cats chose to be domesticated among humans and during ancient Egyptian times, they protected the essential commodity – food – from its greatest threat, the rodent. Cats also protected their Egyptian families from another threat – snakes. Cats in those days would have protected their families from any small animals. Cats exemplified the consummate protector. The cat eventually went from protector and household pet to sacred animal. Stories abound of people being stoned to death who dared to kill a cat, and people would actually shave their eyebrows in mourning after the death of a cat. Cats were even mummified in death to assure that they would accompany their owners into the afterlife.
Now, I am not so sure I want to be wrapped up for eternity in a couple of ACE bandages, but I do know that I like this idea of worshipping cats. I have always known I was a special creature, and I am going to take this glorious opportunity to let the canine beast in the house aware of my potential crowning deity. There she is now….Hey! Jessie! May I have a word with you? There’s something on the internet about how you should bow down before me and….hey! Get out of my litter box! What the heck did you just bury in there? Mercy’s sake…I have to get going….being an idol is harder work than I thought. I need to get that “rodent” out of here!
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(Information for this article was found at www.thecatsite.com)