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Friday, October 25, 2013

What Is the Scariest Monster Ever?

When we think of Halloween, a popular related subject is monsters. Do you have monsters of which you are afraid? If you have not read my Weird Take on Fear, I encourage you to do so because if you do not, then you better be afraid, very afraid. You should be so afraid that your fears will have fears. So yes, it might be a good idea to read that blog post.

Anyway, where was this blog post going? Well, it depends on what you mean by going. This blog post is currently going from my computer to the servers where it is hosted, but now that you are reading it, it is going from the servers to your computer. Wait a minute, that would mean that I am in your computer right now! Well what do you know! Oh the things I can do. Let us try something. Computer, make everyone’s homepage of the browsers to be www.jeremyham.com. Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh…

So now that you know where this blog post is going, we can continue with our topic of the scariest monster. What do you think of when we consider the scariest monster ever? Do you think of zombies, vampires, or werewolves?! AHHHHH! Perhaps you may even think of, well maybe I should not mention it … maybe you think of, of, of crickets!!! Oh woe is us in this torment of cricketdom!

You might say that that is ridiculous because crickets are not even around during this time of the year, depending on where you live. But I say that is what they want you to think. They want you think they are not around, and then when you least expect it, “Chirp, chirp, chirp!” “SHUT UP! I just want to sleep! Why are you so loud, chirping in my shower, which is right next to my bedroom?! Why do you only come in the middle of the night to torment me?! AAAAAHHHH!!!” Okay, I might have been traumatized by crickets when I was younger.

Upon searching, it seems there is a name for this type of fear—orthopterophobia. Of course, if you read my previous blog post Are You Afraid of the Dark? you will realize there is nothing of which you should be afraid if you submit to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so there really is no such thing as the scariest monster ever if you are a Christian. As God’s Word states, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).

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