We are the laughing stock of the world!


  1. #1 decrepitoldfool
    January 30, 2008

    “The designers are not some freakish minority, in a country where some polls say only a quarter of people believe man has any common ancestry with monkeys”

    What’s worse than a freakish minority? A freakish majority.

    Sheesh. I’d like to crawl back in bed and pull the covers over my head now.

  2. #2 Armchair Dissident
    January 30, 2008

    They have some truly screwed up reasoning, even within the confines of what passes for “reason” in the creationist’s mind. Dinosaurs didn’t eat meat until after the “fall”, therefore children can play with dinosaurs, even though there were no children before the “fall”. Ah, but now dinosaurs could live on the ark because they became fearful of man after being let off. Which doesn’t even have the defense of actually being mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

    Funny thing I hadn’t noticed before checking, when they all get off the boat, Genesis 8:20 says, “Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burn offerings on it”. If Noah killed the clean animals; how did they breed?

  3. #3 Luna_the_cat
    January 30, 2008

    Armchair Dissident, according to the myth, Noah took 7 of the “clean” animals, not just one pair.

    But this stuff — it really is terrifying.

  4. #4 Armchair Dissident
    January 30, 2008

    So it does!

  5. #5 Andrew
    January 30, 2008

    Are the animals supposed to have bred and become numerous (and possibly belligerent) whilst on the ark? Otherwise killing 1 of each of 7 different “clean” pairs would be just as good as killing both members of each pair.

    Maybe he should have just killed the unclean ones (or not taken them aboard in the first place) and saved everyone a lot of trouble? This is the problem with one man projects, they’re often not thought through sufficiently! (Although to be fair the Ark-by-Committee may not have been noticeably more coherent).

  6. #6 MasterofDungeons
    January 30, 2008

    Weren’t dinosoars mentioned in Job?

  7. #7 Citizen Z
    January 30, 2008

    Here’s an artist’s rendering of dinosaurs on the Ark.

  8. #8 Richard Parker
    January 31, 2008

    Why can’t you have shrimp cocktail at a kosher banquet?*
    1) Shrimps are ‘unclean’ (to both Moslems and Jews – strange how they get together on this one).
    2) Milk (mayonnaise) and meat may not be mixed together

    Which leads to:
    Did Noah take shrimps onto the Ark?
    One by one? Or more of them – after 40 days in the rain there would have been about x million of them. No problem with disposing of 1 of each 7, but perhaps a problem counting the exact septimation rate.

    *When can you have shrimp cocktail at a kosher banquet?
    When you hire an expensive chef who makes his mayonnaise entirely out of vegetables (with no resident grubs!).