Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Laughing through the Dark Ages

It was only a matter of time... Someone has decided to parody those "creation museums" by pushing to open a Unicorn Museum. Unicorns are also mentioned in the Bible (sort of). To quote The Simpsons, "Mmmmm! That's good satire!"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2007/s07080035.htm

[snip]

18. What was Ned referring to when he told Bart: "Well, this certainly seems odd, but--heh--who am I to question the work of the Almight-en-y? Oh, we thank you Lord for this mighty fine intelligent design! Good job!"

gregvw said...

Do they have cockatrices too?

Anonymous said...

Unicorn
http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/1954/

Cockatrice
http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T1346

gregvw said...

What nonsense is this? Creationists without the courage to post their names? Is your name in the "book of the lamb" anonymous also?

That definition of cockatrice stinks of NIV heresy.

Rufus said...

I thought the cockatrice was a lizard with the head of a chicken. Basically what I see every time I drink vodka.

gregvw said...

Yeah, sort of. It depends who you ask. Some people regard cockatrice and basilisk as synonyms:

http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast265.htm

Others distinguish the two by saying a basilisk does not have legs and a cockatrice does.

The King James Version mentions the cockatrice several times (mostly in Isaiah - the weirdest book in the OT), however Zondervan came along with the NIV bible and started claiming that the real word was viper in an effort to whitewash the lunacy. There are those who go so far in their criticisms of the NIV's poetic license as to decry it as heretical, although this is in regards to calling cockatrices vipers.

Rufus said...

Right I remember some of this. Granted, I haven't read any of this for about a decade. But I'm going to go back through it this fall. Mostly I remember thinking that Paul was a dick and that Revelations must have been chemically-induced.

gregvw said...

Yes. Both of those observations seem spot-on to me. It's too bad Gnosticism didn't take off more as it appeals to me far more than the mainstream Paul-driven Christianity.

Rufus said...

I've been meaning to read more gnostic texts actually. It's interesting to me that there's a gnostic tradition in every religion. I've always wondered how much similarity there is to their experiences.

Incidentally, I do find it funny how many people you encounter on the Internet who will post something like: "I disagree with what you have said. In lieu of making a substantive argument to refute you, I'm going instead to link you to some stranger's webpage and let them do my thinking for me."