Another vague commentary by me…

Yesterday I posted a link to a story about a tavern that got into trouble with the law…

That story has continued on and I came across an interesting little quote:

“We were mortified when the sign went up because we weren’t sure, and we Googled what succubus means – it’s really right across the street from a church right, next store to a catholic book store. It’s terrible,” said Susan Sharp, a Covington neighbor.

When the sign for Succubus Tavern went up last year, neighbor Sharp found the definition for succubus: A female demon who has sex with sleeping men.

End quote.

The original story that is taken from is here.

Now I have just one little question for the people that were unsure what a Succubus was… Assuming that you are church goers and you know your Bible… Wouldn’t you be familiar with the story of Lilith and Adam and what happened to her?

Judging from the image accompanying the article I quoted from, the sign isn’t exactly “obvious” in its appearance. But that’s neither here or there really. What gets me is the use of Succubus in this case seems rather slip shod really. I mean, alright it’s an adult bar and so forth, but really, you couldn’t figure out a better name?

Oh and one other thing… Let’s not continue to rant over the word Succubus in all of this shall we? For all of the coverage over this event, there is a heck of a lot of emphasis given to the use of the word really…

Now I do want to say that I am in no way trying to give support to the people that may have done wrong in all of this. That is for the courts to decide and they will one way or the other. That is after all what they are here for…




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    • James on March 12, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Far be it from me to presume to correct Your Majesty, so please just think of this as supplemental information.

    The story of Lilith and Adam isn’t in the Bible, but is part of as Hebrew Midrash (stories created to comment on and illuminate Scripture). Dear Lilith only gets a passing mention by the prophet Isaiah (in chapter 34, verse 14 of his book), with no explanation there. So a Christian, especially a run-of-the-mill, sit-in-the-pew Christian without much theological training, wouldn’t necessarily know about this.

    As for it being a stupid name for the bar and not relating much to the true glories of succubi, I wholeheartedly agree.

    I find it ironic that what upsets these people who claim to be Christians is the name on the outside of the bar and not the goings-on on the inside. And it’s even more ironic that, as Christians, they want to chase the place away rather than ministering to and among the folks who are there. Didn’t they ever read all those stories in the gospels about just what sort of people Jesus partied with?

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    • TeraS on March 12, 2008 at 2:48 pm


    This is what happens when you are on cold meds and have a cold and try to write something semi rational…


    Imagine if it was a little erotica writing instead….


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    • James on March 13, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    ……………………………………………………………………… Oh, sorry, I imagined that it was erotica writing run wild under the influence, and momentarily lost control of my extremities! 🙂

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