Some people are seeing this as a ghastly resurgence of ancient paganism, the worship of Baal (see the Old Testament, 1 Kings, Chapter 18)–sponsored by the state in the person of Prince Charles, the next king of England.
Charles, in line to become the next head of the Church of England, opened the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham with the 32-foot-tall image of what they call “the raging bull.” We do not know what this image has to do with the Commonwealth Games or anything else. A great deal of work went into building this monstrosity. But what’s it for?
No one will ever call Charles one of the great minds of our time. Is he delivering an esoteric message to the world, or just fumfering around without any clear idea of what he’s doing? (I lean toward the latter theory.) Mindless silliness can land you in hot water just as effectively as well thought-out wickedness.
Which of these are we looking at here?