Thursday, April 10, 2008

I've reached my Quoter

"Did you know that 54% of all Americans believe that the world was created 6000 years ago? That's 1000 years after the Sumerians invented glue."
Donald Sutherland

My quote of the year.

The funny thing being that I was just musing on that very thing (well, not the Sumerian glue bit) earlier in the day.
The most 'remarkable' thing about the Bible is that it has no account of things unknown to the people who wrote it: no microbes, no dinosaurs, no life on Mars, no theoretical possibility of time travel. It doesn't differ greatly from other prevailing myths other than in the beauty of its language. If Shakespeare had started a religion instead of L Ron Hubbard, would it have achieved this level of success? Readers bedazzled by the beauty and genius of the language. This Elizabethan 'dianetics' would have, in addition to the flowery prose and the just-so epithets, all the drama and intrigue; all the bloodthirsty darkness of the much-loved scripture.

2 Comments:

At 6:28 am , Blogger Sherry said...

oh hell, we have a stupid museum here in the states with cavemen living with freaking dinosaurs!

 
At 2:01 pm , Blogger Berko Wills said...

Thanks for comment,Sherry. Yes the link stating that there are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible almost had me until they said that there was (literally) one day between their creation and Man's. So while science posits a Cretaceous Age, a Jurassic Age, and so forth, which logically and cogently supports not only fossil records but the notion that different classes of dinosuars would have existed in different eons, creation 'science' suggests that everything happened at once.

Crazy shit.

 

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