The origin, and components of this phenomenon have already been comprehensively covered by others, so rather than reinvent the wheel with this post, I’d like to take a look at this from a critical perspective. I’ll attempt to make the case for some of the obvious associations I see, as well as discuss the prime factor in it’s emergence, and some of the possible implications.
In order to truly be able to follow along, I feel it’s necessary to have at least some understanding of the circumstances, and history behind the phenomenon. I’ll post a link to some work that has already been done in this regard, however, I do caution that discernment be used when looking further into this. For those still interested, information on the cult of Kek can be found HERE.
When I first learned about the historical origins of Kek, my interest was peaked. Being a god from the Egyptian pantheon, the story of Exodus immediately came to mind. From scripture we’re taught that the events in Egypt weren’t only a judgement against the Egyptians, but that it was also a judgement against their gods. We see YHVH dominate the Egyptian pantheon, and demonstrate His supreme power over all the gods.
For me, to see the reemergence of a defeated, and forgotten deity raises some questions, and I think anyone who takes a little time to look into it for themselves will walk away with some questions of their own.
Before I get into the concerns I have, let’s take a look at the identity of Kek, and some of the shocking similarities to a character a little more familiar to us.
Kek was the Egyptian god of darkness, and chaos, and was given the epithet “bringer-in of light.” To the discerning, a connection with Lucifer should be easy to spot, but the correlation continues. The deity was also attributed to being hermaphroditic. Satanists have a similar figure known as Baphomet/Goat of Mendes, also identified with the devil. There is also the description of the unclean spirits resembling frogs from Revelation 16:13.
With a few of the identity associations out of the way, lets take a look at the keystone factor to this phenomenon, the meme.
For those who are unfamiliar with what a meme is, a meme is a video, text, or image that captures some sentiment from the social undercurrent. Interestingly, there is also this feed-back aspect to it, where the meme itself begins to influence, and make subtle changes to the sentiment(s), and the undercurrent which gave rise to it in the first place. In a very real way, once conceived, the meme begins to take on a life of it’s own.
In witchcraft they have a similar concept called a sigil, and it’s used by practitioners to evoke their will into existence. In this age where science has replaced magic, I believe the meme is the new sigil. Memes are interesting in this respect because they originate, at least initially, from a form of collective consciousness(the internet). Having it’s origins as a social construct, one would assume that its not just one will seeking to be manifested here, but I propose an alternative idea. Is it possible that there is something else driving this phenomenon? Something lurking just below the surface of human perception, seeking to resurrect an ancient god of chaos?
As a believer in Jesus of Nazareth, scripture tells us that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” Ephesians 6:12. If this phenomenon is the will of such a power working behind the scenes influencing, and manipulating our collective human consciousness, what does that mean for us? And what is the ultimate outcome of something like that?
My intention with this post was to introduce a differing narrative to this meme, so getting into everything that following down that line of thought warrants isn’t feasible here, but I hope that it does encourage critical analysis, and further examination. Although this is conjecture on my part, all things taken into consideration, it’s an interesting set of “coincidences,” and its definitely food for thought.
I’ll leave the final say on this subject to the Holy Spirit, because its only through YHVH that all revelation is dispensed, and left up to us individually to decide what to believe. Remember this though, Jesus Christ of Nazareth is King of Kings, the truth, the way, and the life. YHVH is the incomparable, and supreme God of gods, who vanquished Kek once during the time of Moses’ Exodus, who will again vanquish any that stand in defiance when our Lord Jesus Christ returns for the final Exodus.
Stay vigilant, and keep seeking truth in all things.