And lo! The people awoke. And verily they said unto one another:
‘This … is not my lord.’
‘This prince has no dominion over me’.
‘Thou, puppet, art not queen of my heart’.
And thenceforth the people made their own joy and were content with the fruits of their labours. And no longer did they cast their eyes to far-off, magical places, but instead lived in peace with their neighbours. And there was no god to see that it was good, and no lord to rob them of it. And it was good.
…but some still did sleep and verily they still did weep.
I like the fact that all the subject nouns are in lower case and the irony of the biblical style that it’s written in… a bit like wishing Santa Claus wouldn’t bring us presents 🙂 Not sure that the 7 deadly sins would cease to exist without a god to worship however; whether we believe that God made us that way or if it’s just basic human nature, the end result is the same IMHO