15th December 2010

“Even during my early childhood, the notion of an invisible figure watching over us struck me as fallacious.”

Alex Wolinsky

6 Responses to “15th December 2010”

  1. Greateighthsin Says:

    Heh, for me, it was Noah and the Ark. I had it read to me when I was about 7 or so and, I thought it was only metaphorical and moral to the Bible, not actually in the Bible since it could not possibly be true. Boy, was I blown away when I found out it was in the bible and taken as a literal truth by many in the past, and still in the present.

    Then we get to Babylon and the skyscrapers of today (just research the Burj Khalifa), and the rockets and probes that reach our solar friends…. It’s amazing that people still hold onto their faith these days, even though there is so much going against it.

  2. CaptainZero Says:

    I remember this TV show from when I was a kid where they claimed they’d found the Ark up on Mt. Ararat or some such place. They’d have pictures of a distant and mostly snow covered blob and just before they could get to it, in blows a big snow storm and they have to turn around and go home with nothing more than a few bits of wood. If you were 10 years old and didn’t figure out that it was an embarrassingly played hoax you’d been blessed with a below average IQ. But I remember WANTING them to find it. I think a lot of people never grow past thinking that if they just want it bad enough they’ll get to see dad again in the hereafter. There are still people looking for the ark. Literally looking for the ark. Get your mind around that one.

    If there was an ark (there wasn’t) it would be REALLY REALLY REALLY big and sitting on a mountain someplace – doubt visible from space. Unless Noah, being the practical drunk that he was, used it for fire wood.

  3. Greateighthsin Says:

    Ya, I remember watching something of the sort, too when I was little. It really confused me since I didn’t know that the ark story was in the bible.

    It wasn’t too many months ago that some group “found” the ark. Too bad they have shotty video proof, complete hearsay, and won’t release it’s location. Gotta love calling “BS” on liars that drum up this junk for attention (*coulikeallreligiousprophetsgh*). Too bad Noah didn’t bring any seeds on board the ark to plant and feed the animals after docking. So, they all died from starvation afterward. Wait….

  4. reytBob Says:

    At least Noah had the wisdom to drop off the kangaroos in Australia and the Lions in Africa, he got the biodiversity just right all over the world.

  5. Doubting Thomas Says:

    I think he was cool putting the polar bears and the penguins well apart and I guess he just spun a coin to decide on the duck billed platypus location.
    PS not too much humour now – we don’t want the theists to start thinking we’re not taking the p.ss.

  6. Dan Says:

    I’d never use the word “fallacious” to describe how I thought of this idea as a kid, but I certainly assumed that no one in church during prayers, etc., thought that there was actually an invisible figure watching over us. I naively just thought that, like me, everyone was joining in regularly scheduled communal expressions of hope. And, of course, I was shocked to realize when I got older that there really were people who really did believe that stuff.