A notable exception to the association of Lycanthropy and the Devil, comes from a rare and lesser known account of an 80-year-old man named Thiess. In 1692, in Jurgenburg, Livonia, Thiess testified under oath that he and other werewolves were the Hounds of God. He claimed they were warriors who went down into hell to do battle with witches and demons. Their efforts ensured that the Devil and his minions did not carry off the grain from local failed crops down to hell. Thiess was steadfast in his assertions, claiming that werewolves in Germany and Russia also did battle with the devil’s minions in their own versions of hell, and insisted that when werewolves died, their souls were welcomed into heaven as reward for their service. Thiess was ultimately sentenced to ten lashes for Idolatry and superstitious belief.
So this Temple professor got robbed in Anderson earlier this week, like some guy just came into the office and assaulted the prof and took all their money and went away. Which sucks, but I just found out that the professor was an 81-year old adjunct whose office was in the second floor “adjunct office” which is essentially an abandoned mail room with a table in it. Academia is an endless hell where you work and work until you’re 81 and then some guy comes in and kicks your ass and takes your wallet. This professor doesn’t even get health insurance from the school. What’s the point of being alive.