war on the plains

it is easier to fight for the legion, than to fight for the one begotten
for they are many, and he is one

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matthew saw what the others did not -- understanding differenty

In the Bible

The Gospel of Mark, 5:9, describes the following in the country of the Gadarenes:
And He (Jesus) asked him (the man), "What is thy name?" And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion: for we are many."[1]

The Gospel of Luke, Luke 8:30, describes the following in the country of the Gadarenes:
And Jesus asked him, saying, "What is thy name?" And he said, "Legion": because many devils were entered into him.[2]

The Gospel of Matthew, Matthew 8:28-34, has a unique version of the story:
And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.[3]

The demons comprising the Legion are given the appearance of fearing Jesus in the King James Version, Mark 5:10:
And he besought Him much that He would not send them away out of the country.[4]

The Greek word chora (χωρα) is used in the original Greek, translated "country" in the King James Version, but it can also be defined as meaning "the space lying between two places or limits" or "an empty expanse".[5] In Luke 8:31, the word abyssos (αβυσσος) is used, meaning "bottomless pit".[6] Although none of the words translated "Hell" in the Bible, those being sheol, Gehenna, Haides, tartaros, were used in the passage it can be interpreted that they begged to be spared from being sent back to Hell. Jesus casts the demons out of the man, granting their request, and allows them to dwell in a herd of pigs.[7] The pigs then drowned themselves in the Sea of Galilee.[8]

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i don't know about you

but i think country 'chora' can be anything --- and most especially the internet --- which indeed is a bottomless pit for anger and hatred --- but the love of Christ abounds, even in the darkest places --- even in me, one of the darkest