24th century BC
- Creationists claim with a straight face that a global flood happened in this century, despite the fact that cities carry on,
kingdoms carry on, and no one in the world seems to notice.
carrying on with life and ignoring the Flood
is a bit like how the people of
must have felt when God suddenly turned up to "create the world"
around 4000 BC.
As The Onion
"The Sumerian people must have found God's making of heaven and earth in the middle of their well-established society to be more of an annoyance than anything else."
Dildos are older than the universe.
dates from around 26,000 BC.
The worst thing about the Flood myth is not its ludicrousness, but its morality.
In revenge for alleged sins committed by some adults,
God drowns millions of innocent babies, toddlers and children.
He is the greatest abortionist ever.
He is the worst child killer ever.
The children drown in terror, screaming for their mothers and fathers,
all because of the anger of this evil cosmic bastard.
If a God like that existed, I would not worship him.
I would try to kill him.
It is not a nice story for animal-lovers either.
God drowns quintillions of animals
in the greatest act of animal cruelty ever.
It is the greatest act of ecological destruction ever.
In order to "save" the planet,
the murdering alien bastards in
The Day the Earth Stood Still
at least just killed the humans.
But God is even worse.
He kills all animal and plant life too.
He destroys every eco-system on the planet
because of his infantile anger.
Yes, of course, none of this ever happened.
It is fiction.
But the morality of the story is still sickening.
Bill Maher, Mar 2014, has a scathing rant about the morality of the Flood:
"You know, conservatives are always going on about
how Americans are losing their values and their morality.
Well maybe it's because you worship a guy who drowns babies."
Tristan Emmanuel, 28 Mar 2014, is offended. He openly wishes Bill Maher could be flogged for blasphemy
for criticising the imaginary being "God".
He appeals to old blasphemy laws, which is pretty ironic since he is a Protestant.
Under the old laws
he would be burnt at the stake for denying Papal authority.
The 2014 movie
takes the ludicrous drivel of the Bible story
and makes it into
even more ludicrous
drivel, if that were possible.
Christians complain that this made-up story is different to their made-up story.
I despise both stories.
Ronald A. Lindsay, 1 Apr 2014, says religious leaders are missing an opportunity to condemn the genocide and depiction of an evil God in the Noah story.
"Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing for the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other respected leaders to issue a joint statement declaring the Noah story to be a pernicious fable, not to be taken seriously by believers today? This would be morally edifying, and, of course, would put those coarse New Atheists in their place.
But we know this is not going to happen."
David Sessions, 30 Mar 2014:
"Walking out of our screening of Noah last week, one of the first things I said to my colleague was, “I think the moral of the story was that God is evil.”"
Well, whatever about the movie, that's the moral of the Bible story alright.
The director himself notes that Noah didn't care about drowning babies:
"Noah is saving the animals; he's not out there saving innocent babies, he's saving the animals".
Noah's Flood - because the genocide of
20 million humans
and the drowning of quintillions of animals is funny.
(Actually, and incredibly,
it wouldn't be the largest genocide
Mao, Stalin and Hitler all killed more.
But it would be the most thorough genocide
A world apparently of only adults:
This Christian picture does not have the guts to show the drowning children.
Not so squeamish in the 19th century:
shows loving parents trying desperately to save their children from the evil bastard God.
A mother tries desperately to save her baby from the evil monster God.
The Brick Testament.
Well done God for getting rid of all the evil people!
The tsunami scene in
The Impossible (2012),
about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Imagine a God that did this sort of thing on purpose.
What other word could there be for that God except evil.
Heart-breaking scene in
where the children find each other again.
Humans are so much better than Jehovah.
"Then at last, Noah sailed; and none too soon, for the Ark was only just sinking out of sight on the horizon when the monsters [the dinosaurs] arrived, and added their lamentations to those of the multitude of weeping fathers and mothers and frightened little children who were clinging to the wave-washed rocks in the pouring rain and lifting imploring prayers to an All-Just and All-Forgiving and All-Pitying Being who had never answered a prayer since those crags were builded, grain by grain, out of the sands, and would still not have answered one when the ages should have crumbled them to sand again."
- Mark Twain,
"Letters From The Earth"
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.