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Versions 1 to 4 displayed the following prophecy:
- And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of vengeance.
- The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of days.
- ::from The Book of Mozilla, 12:10
Later Netscape browser versions—which were actually based on the Mozilla code—as well as the Mozilla browser itself displayed the following:
- And the beast shall be made legion. Its numbers shall be increased a thousand thousand fold. The din of a million keyboards like unto a great storm shall cover the earth, and the followers of Mammon shall tremble.
- ::from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31
- ::(Red Letter Edition)
The next instalment (7:15) is said to be written by Neil Deakin to mark the establishment of the Mozilla Foundation, which cut Mozilla loose from its parent company Netscape/AOL. Moreover, it hints at the separation of the browser (Firefox) and the mail/news client (Thunderbird) by a reference to the name "Firebird", which was what Mozilla Firefox was called before the name was changed to avoid trademark difficulties.
And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.
- ::from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15
- ::(Red Letter Edition)
With the shift of focus to the Firefox browser and its renaming, a new verse has been written and put under the about:firefox URI. The new verse is only available after installing the Firesomething extension and reads:
Lo, the bird of fire was magnificent! But a roiling storm was brewing to the south, and dark clouds loomed on the horizon. The bird knew a grim conflict was close at hand and that it could not triumph in its current form. It sat very still, contemplating the situation. Suddenly, in a flash of light and flame, the bird took the form of a great fox the likes of which had never been seen in this land. The dark clouds were scattered to the wind. And all who witnessed this spectacle were awed by its power.
- ::from The Book of Mozilla, 8:10
''And there was a great commotion among the believers and nonbelievers alike, for they saw a great fox of fire and knew not its true nature. But just then a faithful believer extended his hand, and offered a gift to the fiery fox. And the fox was enabled to show its true nature as an ever-changing being, and it turned into a great oyster of power. And the oyster opened its shell, revealing a dazzling pearl to all who would look upon it.
- ::from The Book of Mozilla – Extended Edition, 8:12
The Book of Mozilla "Apocrypha"
- http://www.shipbrook.com/jeff/mozilla.html II Mozilla 27:14-22
- http://www.peerfear.org/rss/permalink/2004/03/21/TheBookOfMozilla17b/ 1 Mozilla 1:7b