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Remember, remember the fifth of November …

November 5, 2009

Guy Fawkes’ Day is today, November 5. The day commemorates the discovery of the infamous gunpowder plot aimed at destroying Parliament while in session. Mr. Fawkes used the rather obvious pseudonym “John Johnson” when arrested and King James of Biblical fame (though not yet, as the KJV was still 6 years to come) had him tortured to reveal his co-conspirators. The conspiracy, as it turned out, was a Roman Catholic conspiracy aimed at destroying especially the Scottish Presbyterian Parliament members. There was some concern amongst the conspirators as to how to avoid blowing up their co-religionists with the rest of Parliament, which seems to have delayed the execution of the plot. Indeed, someone (apparently one of the conspirators) warned one of the Roman Catholic members of parliament in vague terms, which ultimately led to the plot’s discovery.

Psalm 37:12-15
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.


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