Remembering the Good Old Days
The Daily Post
September 12, 2017
You hear so much about remembering the good old days that sometimes you might actually think that the expression has more merit to it than it should.
Here are a few punishments for disobedience from the good old days:
For a judge accepting a bribe: Being flayed alive and your skin being made into the chamber’s chair for the next judge
For treason against the culture’s belief system: Being drowned in a twenty-three meter deep tower of ashes
For being a captured enemy combatant: Being made into a personal house pet and upon one’s usefulness being exhausted, having molten gold poured down your throat. Of course, to keep the warm memories alive, the enemy combatant was then sent to a taxidermist and stuffed with straw for a household memento.
Common road thieves were captured, tied to two connecting tree-catapults and launched. The halves were left along the roadways as a warning for future mercenaries.
Then, of course, there were the much more common crucifixions, disemboweling, stonings, poisonings, beheadings and burning at the stakes.
I am not sure that I miss a lot about the good old days?
Written for The Daily Post: Disobey. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows: (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.