I have no original thoughts. There. You have it. But you bloggers know how unprofound that statement is. Why bother having original thoughts when observing-and-commenting is so much fun.
So, without (for once) belaboring the point, here is another installment of “It started as a Facebook post and ended as a blog.” Which theme I will, as any reader of mine could predict, later belabor.
Here is Lewis Black, with so many gems inside ten minutes, that – except for any ten minutes that Christopher Hitchens’ pen or mouth were moving – it challenges almost any ten minutes of memorialized thought.
“Was the Earth created in seven days?”
For those of you who believe it was, um, for you Christians, let me tell you, then you do not understand the Jewish people. We Jews understand that it did not take place in seven days, and that’s ’cause we know what we’re good at, and what we’re really good at is bullshit.
This is a wonderful story that was told to the people in the desert in order to distract them from the fact that they did not have air conditioning.
I would love to have the faith to believe that it took place in seven days, but . . . I have thoughts. And that can really fuck up the faith thing.
Just ask any Catholic priest.
If that isn’t enough on his consideration of the seven-day thing:
And then . . . there are fossils.
Whenever anybody tries to tell me that they believe that it took place in seven days, I reach for a fossil and go, “Fossil.”
And if they keep talking, I throw it just over their head.
Not had enough?
There are people who believe that dinosaurs and men lived together; that they roamed the Earth at the same time. There are museums that children go to in which they build dioramas to show them this. And what this is, purely and simply, is a clinical psychotic reaction. They are crazy. They are stone-cold fuck nuts.
I can’t be kind about this, because these people are watching the Flintstones as if it were a documentary.
Oh, I could keep going with this transcription thing. Because if I thought that I could actually reach more of you, and cause you to laugh and think, I would keep typing and typing and typing. But I think it’s time that if you’ve read this far, you should go straight to the gem itself, instead of my thoughts about it.
Lewis Black (either because it’s secure video or I know nothing about the internet <guilty grimace>, I can’t embed it). You owe to yourself the click over if you’ve gotten this far.)
Namaste and many laughs and thoughts.