Once upon a time, there lived in the land of Caanan a hairy, wormlike creature who was born into the social organization, or tribe, called Benny. In his caterpillar youth, he suffered with thorns in his flesh. Amongst his family clan, he was known by his given name, Saw, and spent most days just hanging loose and carefree.
Evolving into his teenage years as a pupa in the Mosec College of Religion, Saw was always striving for perfection. In his pursuit into the study of Law, he reaped A’s in every course. Saw excelled within his tribe and advanced to the top of his class.
A well educated, self-assured pupa, for sure, Saw soon entered into his adult life. However, he was aghast to learn of a cult known as Chrysalians, named after their prophet, Chrysalis. The rumor ran ramped that the prophet had died but resurrected into a flying machine with multi-colored wings. Stamping out this offensive cult became Saw’s very first job as a young adult.
However, his life was about to change as the flying machine made a sudden landing at the feet of Saw. Chrysalis then taught his gospel of the Law to him:
“Life begins with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The
caterpillar, or larva, stuffs itself with leaves, growing plumper and
longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. One day,
the caterpillar stops eating, hangs down from a twig or leaf, and spins
itself a silky cocoon, becoming a shiny chrysalis. Within its protective
casing, the caterpillar radically transforms its body through metamor-
phosis. This is a biological process involving an abrupt change in the
animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation, event-
ually emerging as a butterfly.”
Concluding his discourse, he asked, “Do you have any questions, Saw?”
Saw became an instant believer and so ended his career as a persecutor of the Chrysalians. He changed his name from Saw to Paw, made a 180 degree reverse turn, and ventured into every nook and cranny to convert others into his new gospel.
To those who would listen, Paw taught that Chrysalis had died, but came out of the cave, or cocoon, and resurrected into a flying machine. And if they believed in Chrysalis and died as he died, they too would resurrect into a flying machine with multi-colored wings. Most of his pupas turned away, saying nasty things under their breath . . . but some pupas did believe every word of Paw’s gospel.