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The Writing Is On The Wall

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

2012 Mental Health Humor - MENE MENE TEKEL and PARSIN - by Chato Stewart 128Have you ever heard the expression “The writing is on the wall” or “the handwriting on the wall”?  No, it’s not some reference to Facebook!

This expression or idiom is a biblical (bible) reference found in the book of Daniel in the 5th chapter at the 25th verse (Daniel 5:25). Without getting into a Bible discussion or debate, let’s just agree with the Bible account that this cryptic message miraculously was inscribed on the plaster wall of Babylon’s King Belshazzar (sounds like: Bell-Shazz-Zar)…

MENE, MENE, TEKEL and PARSIN2012 Mental Health Humor - MENE MENE TEKEL and PARSIN - by Chato Stewart

You see, the King was partying HARD when a hand miraculously wrote on the wall; i.e the idiom “the writing is on the wall.”  Or, as your Bible says: “MENE, MENE, TEKEL and PARSIN.”

Belshazzar perplexed over the meaning of this inscription and no one could give the translation. That is when he ordered the Bible prophet Daniel to come to his party to translate its meaning. (No doubt, the king was well aware of Daniel’s translations of former king’s dreams years earlier).

The Bible account goes on and explains what the “writing on the wall means” in the bible book of Daniel 5: 26-28


Top 5 Things To Do If You THINK You’re Depressed (Cartoons)

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Number 1: Depression is seriously depressing! But before we begin to fix anything, we must first make sure you’re depressed.  You should watch for the “Signs Of Depression“.

Title:   Signs Of Depression

Great, you’ve seen the signs.  Let’s move on…Now what?

Number 2: You may want to seek professional help and talk to a therapist. There are “Depression Tests” that can help your doctor determine what type of action should be taken…


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