Sunday, January 16, 2005

More on the Bible, by the way.


Verse 4: WEIRDNESS. First of all “there were giants” back then. Ummm. And then there is the line “the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Do what? Who are the sons of God in this line? CHRIS has suggested that they are aliens. Could the writers have meant angels? Who else?

And then there is the whole bit about how God decided that he’d made a mistake in creating mankind. So much for perfection. Self doubt, alone, is an imperfection, much less fucking up with your creation.


In chapter 6 God told Noah to get TWO of everything, but in chapter 7 he says get SEVEN of some. Do over? Did this thing not have an editor?

By the way, God apparently determined that all sorts of earthly critters and plants were due for a wipeout: did he have a soft spot for swimming things? They must have been without sin.


I’ll just not comment on the idea of what flooding the entire surface of the earth, over the top of Everest, would do to the way the whole weather thing and orbit thing would work. Not to mention the impact on plate tectonics of the added weight of the water.


Essentially, this is God’s third try in 3 chapters to populate the earth. Note that in verses 5 and 6 God seems to be telling folks not to kill one another. This is important, because later he changes his mind a few times. The case for imperfection mounts.

And by the way, Shem’s crime was seeing his drunk dad naked? Wow. I’ve seen my sober dad naked. Perhaps if he was drunk I’d be in trouble, too.


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