Terrifying monsters have lumbered, lurched, stalked and devoured their way through many world religions for untold millennia.
They were sometimes devised to frighten for purposes of cultural control – or as mythologic personifications of harsh, inexplicable forces. In the case of the Book of Revelation, monsters often symbolized the oppressive political tactics of the Roman empire.
Today’s religious monsters might well include: a ghoulish pedophile Priest with scaly-gropy fingers; or a polyester-swaddled fire-breathing Baptist Preacher; or maybe a grinning Televangelist that spews fundamentalist bile from its jack-o-lantern head; or a shape-shifting Republican p
olitician that can somehow take the form of & draw hateful power from every pitchfork wielding mob it encounters, no matter the religion.