Thursday, 4 January 2018

it is hard to kick against the pricks (of the ox goads)

[strapline from Acts 5 verse 9, King James Version of the Bible]

Just wrote this in Email to a friend:

"I think that you are challenging the powers that be, in this case the god academia.  Who seem to be driving the oxen, the doctors.  And you are kicking against the goads or pricks (of the goads, the long sticks used to prod the oxen, was just looking it up after the phrase came to mind, to check the meaning). 

You are pricking their conscience.  They don't like it.

Well done on being a prick ....!"

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