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A "Christian" perspective on craziness. - helen-louise
A "Christian" perspective on craziness.
My brain has dropped out of my head. Something happened today, and I spent several hours thinking "I should post this to livejournal when I get home", and can I remember what it was now? Of course not. Bah.

I've received a very strange email - a photograph sent from someone's mobile phone of the "evolution museum holding massive numbers of dinosaurs captive to ruin christmas!". It has MANY cuddly/plushy dinosaurs in it, so it's obviously not spam, as I am known for having a dino, but there is no indication of who sent it! Unless the random number in the email address is someone's phone number - but if so, it's not a UK person. Am rather mystified.

Though in a Google search for "evolution museum", I found the utterly terrifying Creation Museum, which offers a "Christian" perspective on evolution. As in a crazy right-wing American "Christian" perspective, as all the Christians I know are sane and scientific. I simply cannot imagine the current Archbishop of Canterbury giving the time of day to the idea of God creating the Earth in a literal seven Earth days, and I believe that all of the mainstream Christian denominations in the UK are in accordance with the idea of God working on a Godly timescale. I wish the crazy religious people hadn't co-opted the same name for their beliefs that has been used for 2000 years by millions of non-crazy people :/

I tried to read a review of the Creation Museum, but it made me all twitchy; and I was ever so glad to find the link for the Unicorn Museum, which sounds much more like somewhere I'd like to visit. Hehehe.

I've had the link for Quixotic Clothing open in my browser for a few days. They don't do anything in my size GRRR damnit, but the Herbivorous Rex and I am a mammal t-shirts are awesome. It seems kinda appropriate to link to them with the rest of the links here :)

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epi_lj From: epi_lj Date: 24th December 2007 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
From: post_ecdysis Date: 24th December 2007 22:00 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about the AoC, but I do recall the Pope publishing something a few years ago indicating that Genesis 1 is obviously at least partially metaphorical. It defies reasoning to believe otherwise: 1:14 pretty clearly lays out that God didn't create methods for reckoning time until the "fourth day".

But as creation myths go, the text seems very non-wacky to me. If we were to go back in time four thousand years and try to teach cosmology to a bunch of nomadic goat-herders who would then play Chinese whispers with it for the next few millennia before writing it down, I'm not sure we could have done much better. It's wrong about the earth being created before the rest of the solar system, but pretty revolutionary in claiming that energy is older than matter. It's a shame that so many fundimentalists don't spend their time hyping where the Bible is right instead of putting their efforts into proving that, I don't know, the moon is an independent light source instead of reflecting sunlight.
the_siobhan From: the_siobhan Date: 24th December 2007 23:21 (UTC) (Link)
I totally want to go to the Creation Museum! It's going to be on our way when we travel to Florida next summer.
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