This, of course, hearkens back to Revelations, to whit:
Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.Revelation 12:3
So, naturally, I'd like to draw your attention to Exhibit A:
|Count the heads, please. Thank you.|
Well, let's talk serpents, shall we? It wasn't a dragon that tempted Eve, but a serpent, right? And when the Israelites complained against God, what invaded their camp? Serpents. But I see serpents all over this earth. You keep them as pets--even good Christians do. But some are "good snakes," you say?
So some snakes are good, but all dragons are bad? Speciest, if you ask me.
Oh, but let's look a little further. When the Israelites were being attacked by the serpents, what did Moses do? Drive them out? No--he took it to God:
and Yahweh replied, 'Make a fiery serpent and raise it as a standard. Anyone who is bitten and looks at it will survive.' Moses then made a serpent out of bronze and raised it as a standard, and anyone who was bitten by a serpent and looked at the bronze serpent survived. Numbers 21: 8-9So, God used the serpent for His will.
Hmmm.. that sounds familiar.