Monday, February 22, 2010

Series #3

Part 3 go go go!

"You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

This is just a waste of a spot, a complete waste of the third place; but, what would you expect from some humans authors back in the iron age. They weren't concerned about passing on morality, they have to put the people in line first!

What kind of image does it present when you're the Greatest Conceivable Being, perfect and all knowing, but you have to order your underlings to not mess around with idols? Does Chuck Norris have to remind the workers at subway to go light on the mayo? No, There's a thing called presence, well, I suppose you have to be real to have presence.

I wonder why none of the objects in space were mentioned? I mean, the cosmos is MUCH bigger and contains MUCH more matter than our little spec of a planet, why weren't the stars, planets, nebulae, black holes, comets, moons, galaxies, or any of that stuff mentioned by god? Probably the same reason that the germ theory of disease and the atomic theory of matter are not mentioned; the writers of the bible didn't know about this stuff, so they couldn't act like god knew about them.

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Drew Reagan said...

I dunno, think about all that time they wasted carving out those idols with their dull knives. They could have been carrying out God's work instead, like stoning stick-carriers on the sabbath or starting more wars with neighboring countries.

God probably needed their time pretty badly since he couldn't do things himself. You know, busy guy and all, lots of things to do, atoms to manage, galaxies to spin.

Parabola said...

Aye, god is one busy dude, but he will always make time to whoop some ass; where are the Amalekites or the Midianites? We should ask them about how busy god is.

Oh, wait...

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