The meaning of the name

Just to clear things up, the name of this blog is from one of my favorite bible passages where Jesus is casting a demon out of him and into a poor herd of pigs:

Mark 5:9 “And [Jesus] asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.”

Sounds like bad times for the pigs. The book of Mark is fun because there’s a large number of demon expulsions.  Anyway, I like the quote especially because of its inversion of plurality – the concept that there is a multiplicity of me.  My other favorite passage, for the record, is from 2 Kings 2:23-24.

Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!”

When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.

Sucks to be those poor little kids.