Short intro: I was browsing Wikipedia (Ray Wise's page, to be more specific) and one link led to another, which eventually led me to these:
1 Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.”
1 Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
I am beginning to think that all of this makes sense - These goat herders weren't as stupid as we thought; they left clues so that we'd know who the real
bad guy is! Kinda like the Illuminati and other secret societies that everyone knows about for some reason.