Zombies are real- in the bible and in science.

Zombies have been in the news and in hubpages, so when reading about Zombies it became very fascinating to find that science and even the bible wrote that creatures who were exactly like zombies were mentioned.

The bible wrote in Zechariah 14:12 And the Lord will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses , their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

This is amazing, because there have been recent stories of people who have been called Zombies, not only in the United States, but also in China, where someone has been attacked by anther person, who has had tried to eat their face off. This is hard to understand, but it is true.

What is even , at least to me, is that there are scientific reasons that a person could become a Zombie.

The first is if a parasite is able to enter a person's brain. One of these parasites is named Toxoplasmosagondij. This little bug infects rats, but can only breed inside a cat. A lot of people have cats. So, when a person changes the cat's kitty litter box, then that person can be infected.

Another scientific reason a person could be a Zombie is a disease called Mad Cow Disease. There is a virus that has been named Cuetzfeldt-Jakob disease and that is when humans eat the meat that has been infected by cows. This causes hallucinations, changes in walking, lack of coordination ,much more.

This disease is very rare in humans and the afflicted are not known to chase humans...yet

Neurogenesis is a way to keep a person alive even after the the person has died. The entire brain has died except for the stem of the brain. Scientists have been able to re-grow part of the brain tissue so that a person, who has been brain dead can "wake up" and walk around again. Although this person has no memory of who she/he was. This is just an experiment, it has not actually been done yet.

There is much more research being going on in labs at this time, on the brain. On how the brain works, what the brain can do and what the brain can do and what the brain cannot do.

But, do not be alarmed. They are only doing research, at least for now.

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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Michelle, what an INTERESTING and INFORMATIVE hub! WOW! Excellent material! Voted up, useful and interesting! Also we have FOUR cats! Not too worried, I prefer to trust God!

THANK YOU ...what a great writer you are! Blessings, Sparklea :)


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Sparklea Thank you for your comment. I am not too worried. Unless they went after coffee. That might be a problem....


Larry Wall 4 years ago

I think it is the cream and sugar they go after and not the coffee itself. Very good Hub. You had be worried for a moment about where you were going. I remember having a few teachers who resembled zombies and I remember displaying zombie like tendencies in physics class, but to eased my fears.

When you get a chance update me on the web project you were pursuing.

Larry


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

The web company is calling me Monday at 10am so I should know more then. They really have not done anything. It is just a picture right now.

But, as for the coffee, they would probably go for both. They like to steal things you know:)


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Faithful Daughter 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

This reminds me of something. A couple of years back I tunned in to a PBS channel and they were doing a documentary of an epidemic on a tribe of Papua New Guinea who would eat the brains of their dead relatives and were aflicted with Kuru, the human mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Fortunately, the practice was banned over 50 years ago because it nearly wiped out their tribe. Now they are finding that somehow their DNA have mutated and this mutation protects them from this human form of mad cow disease.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

"Zombies" certainly seem to be making the headlines lately.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Faithful Daughter Thank you for your comment. It is a very good thing that they banned that. Still, even if they are protected from Mad Cow disease it would not be a good thing to eat it. But, that is very interesting.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Mhatter99 They really have, haven't they?


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh My Michele.. this is awful ...I have heard about it.. I didnt realize it was in the bible.. I have read that passage I guess I never associated it with Zombies..

Michele only you can find these things.. You are awesome

Debbie


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Thanks Debbie, you are so kind. And this hub was just for fun!


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BHays 4 years ago from Sarasota, Florida

Zombie's are a dark part of Voodoo as well.A class of zombie victims,known as "living dead",and typically used as drone laborer's (voodoo has the dismembered souls variety as well) are given a local plant derived drug (Datura) and a poison extract (Tetrodotoxin) derived from the puffer fish that basically puts them in a near death coma. They witness their own burial and subsequent digging up by the perpetrator.They think they are dead and this is what happened to them. They are given more Datura paste when they are dug up that keeps them in hallucinogenic state and then they are sold as zombi. From this point they are easily kept in a brainwashed state,thinking that they are dead and this is the afterlife -usually toiling as a laborer in sugar plantations etc.


Jesshubpages 4 years ago

Hi Michele, let me just add in here a commentary of John Gill on Zech. 14:12 "And this shall be the plagues

This respects one or more, or all, of the seven plagues, which will be inflicted on the antichristian states, mentioned in ( Revelation 15:1-16:21 ) :

wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought

against Jerusalem;

who have been the enemies and persecutors of his church; and with which plague or plagues they shall be utterly consumed and destroyed:

their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet;

antichrist will be consumed with the breath of Christ's mouth; the flesh of the whore of Rome, which is her substance, shall be eaten and devoured by the kings of the earth; and her destruction will be in a moment, suddenly, and at unawares, as is here suggested; see ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ) ( Revelation 17:16 ) ( Revelation 18:8 Revelation 18:10 ) :

and their eyes shall consume away in their holes;

the right eye of the idol shepherd shall be utterly dried up, and the kingdom of the beast will be full of darkness, ( Zechariah 11:17 ) ( Revelation 16:10 ) :

and their tongues shall consume away in their mouth;

with which antichrist and his followers have blasphemed the name of God, his tabernacle, and his saints; and which they will gnaw for pain, when the plagues of God are inflicted on them, ( Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:6 ) ( 16:9-11 ) ." end of quote

I firmly believe that this passage does is not referring to human condition but God's pronouncement of judgement against the enemy.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

BHays That is very interesting. The coffee was a joke, but what you wrote about was kind of scary. It does seem true. But, also horrible. Thank you so much, for writing that.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Jesshubpages Thank you so much for your comment. I guess it is less of a joke then I thought it was.


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North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

Hi Michele,

Interesting hub as usual. I read about the face eating thing as well and I was puzzled and disgusted by it. I do not understand this new thing but the Bible says that there is nothing new under the sun so it must have happened before. I don't know if I would call them zombies though and I am not sure if the Bible mentions them but I can see how you connected the two. It does fit somewhat but those who suffer from this fate in the Bible cannot bring any terror to others because they will be in the throes of suffering. Can you imagine having your body begin to rot and having any strength? I just get a vision of gangrene when I read that. Anyway, getting off topic now. Great read and interesting information. I never knew that about cats. All I know is that they can be seriously spooky :)


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Interesting stuff Michele. Never really thought about it before. Thanks for sharing.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

North Wind Thank you for your comment. It also makes me think about the end of days, in Revelation. The thing about cats is important. That is why women who are pregnant should never change kitty litter. That is not a joke.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

lifegate Thank you for your comment. None of my hubs are ever Normal :)


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Wow..this is very interesting. and thanks for the info about viruses that could infect us too...i never heard of this before.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

snowdrops viruses are strange, the horrible thing is once doctors find a way to cure people, the viruses can mutate.

Thank yo for your comment.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

As you stated, they are certainly making the news today and the center of TV shows and movies. I think people are interested in the supernatural, but not always such a good thing to delve into without a good firm knowledge of what is "good". The Bible verse you listed does challenge one to think of the posssible connection to Zombies, but then again some references are not literal applications -- but symbolic. Intersting topic!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Hi teaches12345 I believe the bible. I also understand what the scientists have written. It is just the word "Zombie" that makes things strange.


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LauraD093 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

This was really an interesting hub somewhat different then your normal fare but I thoroughly enjoyed it . Will be also catching up with a few of your hubs I've missed. I just love your style.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Yes, sometimes you have to change things around a little bit :)


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tamron 4 years ago

I heard on the news a few nights ago a man tried to eat another mans face off. I never thought he was a "Zombie"I just never put 2 and2 together. I have watched zombie movies but I thought just that a movie. Great hub!


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tamron 4 years ago

I thought your hub was so interesting I blogged about whether or not if zombies exists.

http://questionoftheday-tamron.blogspot.com/2012/0...


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

tamron Thanks for your comment. And thank you for putting the blog up. I appreciate it very much:)


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tamron 4 years ago

I thought your hub was so captivating and interesting I just had to blog about it. No thank you!


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u-turn 4 years ago from AZ. STATE

you have two misspelled words in this page. Hullutinations kool,cool


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

u-turn thank you for letting me know.


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u-turn 4 years ago from AZ. STATE

UR welcome,as i had read the whole two web pages and the one page i lost were the other word was as trying to be fast and build my own and read others. Good day 2 you.


Greg 3 years ago

I would think that all Christians would take the existance of zombies for granted. After all, Jesus is the ultimate zombie - he rose from the dead and continues to feed on human brains even to this day!


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio Author

Greg, no satan is the one who does that. In the bible satan is the one who blinds us.


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samowhamo 3 years ago

Hey Michele interesting article if you are interested in horror stories and movies (I have noticed quite a few of your articles are about ghosts and zombies) you may like this article I have written.

http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/Tomie

This girl is scarier then a zombie this girl could be seen as a demon of lust.

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