Saturday May 16th 2015
five miracles, possibly six, are all just a little bit
suspicious. Two of the Saint's early miracles, his
"Speaking in Tongues" and his "Causing there to be a
Ball of Fire" were witnessed by the author of
Earthly Voyage, Abdul bin Abdul. And while there is
much controversy surrounding Earthly Voyage and
specifically the name of the book's author, Servant
son of Servant as it might translate, the Saint's
"Speaking in Tongues" miracle and his "Causing there to
be a Ball of Fire" miracle where dismissed by the Vestry
of Monnow primarily because Abdul was not of the
Christian Faith. He was a Pythagorean Cultist during the
Umayyad Caliphate and he was sentenced to death as an
apostate by a court in Alexandria, which is the big town
in the north part of Egypt, and has been for some time.
The Society of Saint Timothy, took it upon themselves to
explore the Saint's early miracles. And it was during this
exploration by The Society that our hero through no choice
of his own first had contact with them. Indeed there's a
great many people who will say that we as individuals cause
our own individual destiny. "It's your fault, no one else's"
in other words. It's a cruel legacy of the Protestant
Reformation. Poor Luther, if he'd better understood the
wealthy he'd have removed the Purchase of Indulgences from
his list of complaints against the Roman Church. All the
same, in the interest of narrative, or the sole means of
comprehension, better to wait before leaping off the cliff
and coming up with some theory or other about how Saint
Timothy might have "Caused there to be a Ball of Fire." The
Society's exploration of the Saint's "Speaking in Tongues"
miracle was equally disastrous. Those were of course happy
days for our hero.