Brood: (n/v) a family of animals, or to think too deeply
Well, more than several, but a couple come to mind.
The idea that politicians can actually be statesmen. (I don’t know if that’s ironic or just pathetic.)
A second irony is the assumption that religious leaders actually give a damn about human beings.
You can be accused of being a misfit by railing against organizations which have lost their mission and purpose. Matter of fact, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for sedition. That means he objected vehemently to existing standards–to such an extent that those who promoted the agenda found a way to kill him.
Maybe it’s because he called them a “brood of vipers.” It would be difficult to take that back, wouldn’t it? You couldn’t exactly say, “You misunderstood. I like snakes.”
But when you take into consideration the double meaning of brood, that being “a clumping” and also “a downcast, sour outlook,” you have completely described organized religion.
Religion worships a God who insists He loves everyone while simultaneously being so pissed off at humanity that He establishes stringent rules and threatens damnation.
It is alarming that atheism does not thrive more in our species, considering the abuse we endure by embracing faith.
Jesus didn’t like the Pharisees.
He said they created burdens which they expected people to bear, while they were privately finding ways around lifting their share.
Many things come in broods:
- Certainly vipers
- And white collar criminals
I suppose you can have a brood of thieves, and no doubt, a brood of murderers.
But whenever a gathering of souls completes their meeting and the departing participants have a smug grimace, you have unearthed something venomous instead of healthy.