I’ve consulted with Ben Huh of IcanHazCheezburger.com and he’s already responded. The following is our email exchange.
Dear Mr. Huh:
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Chris Menning, researcher / assistant writer for Know Your Meme. I have recently stumbled across some interesting discoveries in the mythology of Ceiling Cat, and after discussing it with Yatta, he suggested that I ask you for your expert opinion on the matter.
The idea that Ceiling Cat is God, and Basement Cat is the Devil has been widely documented through Encyclopedia Dramatica, through many images found on IcanHasCheezburger, and is written in the Lolcat Bible at http://www.lolcatbible.com.
I’m sure you’re also aware of the legend of Catnarok, a day of reckoning resulting in the final battle between good and evil as fought by Longcat and his Nemesis Tacgnol.
As you can see from this Google Trend…
shortly after queries for Longcat first appear, they begin to correlate with those for “Ceiling Cat.”
Now by comparing “Ceiling Cat”, Longcat, “basement cat”, tacgnol, and Catnarok in Google Trends,
we see that Ceiling Cat and Longcat seem to become inter-dependent as soon as queries for Tacgnol appeared.
Queries for Ceiling Cat peak in Aprtil of 2007 just as queries for Catnarok have begun.
By May, queries for Basement Cat appear, at the same level as those for Tacgnol. Catnarok has reached its peak, and Ceiling Cat, Longcat, and Tacgnol all seem to slow while Basement Cat held firm.
With all of this playing out as it did, we could interpret this as the First Battle of Catnarok.
All of this evidence seems to point out that Longcat is the earthly avatar for Ceiling Cat, and Tacgnol is the avatar of Basement Cat.
I have even found this instance of the Catarok image macro, in which Tacgnol and Longcat are labeled as Basement Cat and Ceiling Cat.
So it would seem that many who believe in Ceiling Cat believe that Longcat is the Messiah.
So the crux of the situation lies here:
The Lolcat Bible
It is a complete translation of the Holy Bible in Lolcat. Ceiling Cat and Basement cat are addressed where appropriate, but there is a major discrepancy. There is no mention of Longcat, Tacgnol, or Catnarok anywhere.
Instead we read about a cat named Jebus.
So my question to you is this: does the Lolcat Bible represent a seperate branch of Ceiling Cat worship that is not compatible with belief in the prophecy of Catnarok? Or is this Jebus character in the Lolcat Bible another avatar of Ceiling Cat?
Matthew 1:18 of the Lolcat Bible states:
18 Now, teh burth of teh Christ was liek dis: After Marry and Joseph waz all “We’s gonna get marrieded, kthnx”, but befoor dey cood hav hankiez pankiez Mary was all preggarz from Teh Ceiling Cat.19 Joseph was liek “I has virjn – NOOOO dey be stealin my virjn! Must hied hur”.20 But when he was tihnkin, zomg, a BirdCat frm Ceiling Cat was liek, “Oh hai! Iz in ur dreemz, givin u messij. Don be scairdy cat. Taek Mary as ur wife – is virjn. But teh Forse is strong in tihs wun, lol! HovrCat is on hur, givn hur babby, srsly.” So Joseph was liek " Oh yey. Iz gonna luv him and squeez him and call him George."21 But BirdCat was liek “No, you gonna call him bahbeh Jeebus. cuz he save kittehs frum bein bad kittehs. Kthxbai.”
It would seem that the Holy Cat Trinity is made up of Ceiling Cat the Father, Jebus the Son, and Hovercat the Holy Spirit. Have you found evidence of a cat named Jebus, or is Jebus simply another name for Longcat? Or is the legend of Catnarok seen as blasphemy by those who would read the Lolcat Bible? Is the Lolcat Bible blasphemy? Is there a universal truth in which Jebus and Longcat can coexist? We would love to have your insight.
And with Average Joe’s discovery of the Lolcat Bible Guidelines, it seems that Ben’s interpretation differs from those who put together the Lolcat Bible.
We have a variety of views to represent here. Looks like I have my work cut out for me.