Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What is it with Christians?

What part of scientific fact can you dispute by looking at a book that may or may not have been written owing to the influence of one man several thousand years ago?

Now a group called Answers in Genesis in the US, where this Creationism furphy seems to be rife, have opened the Creation Museum in Kentucky.

Some quotes from the article (smh.com.au, May 28, 2007):

"Here exhibits show that the Grand Canyon took just days to form during Noah's flood, dinosaurs co-existed with humans and had a place on Noah's Ark, and Cain married his sister to people the earth, among other Biblical wonders."

Cain married his sister? I thought there was Cain, Abel...and thats it! The human line ENDS THERE! Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel. Did they write a sister in later to revive the plot? Perhaps I didn't read my Bible close enough. Or far enough. I do have one, I should get it out.

"A Gallup poll last year showed almost half of Americans believe that humans did not evolve but were created by God in their present form within the last 10,000 years."

Where did they take this poll? At a Fundamentalist Christian Conference next to an American Scientists Convention? Can carbon dating be so inaccurate? God sure didn't create INTELLIGENT people, cause we'd realise that we're ruining the world through overpopulation and overuse.

"Three of 10 Republican presidential candidates said in a recent debate that they did not believe in evolution."

Help. These people want you to vote for them to let them run your country?

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Monday, May 28, 2007

A new toy and a beater

I have a new toy.

Well, its not a toy, as such, nor is it, in point of fact, new. But it is mine, and what a wonderful machine it is. Now if only I had it with me so I could ride it RIGHT NOW!

I've taken to rebuilding the arsenal. Two bikes now. The Avanti 'beater' for day to day and riding with my son, and the 'new' Giant for getting out and just pointing it in the general direction of away and pedalling till you feel like coming back.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

ME/CFS Awareness Day - May 12


Being aware of it's existence, but knowing little other than the effect is has had on an outgoing life, the bringing about of attention to this illness is a good thing.

Monday, May 07, 2007

"Can't buy me class, class..."

A couple of recent weekend trips to various public places has prompted this one.

You. Yes, you. The one in the DKNY sunglasses, or are they Gucci? In the fashionable military style cap, the shirt and jeans that have come straight off last months fashion show catwalk or designer shop on Oxford Street (insert relevant Melbourne street if you desire). Yes, I am looking at you.

Stylish? Without a doubt. Classy? Until you open your mouth and talk like a proverbial toilet. Classic nouveau riche.

Money can buy you style, but it can't buy you class.

In some cases they are quite divorced facts. But you, the one in the Ralph Lauren shirt, Boss jeans and leather loafers. The one having a hushed, laughing conversation with friends. You got it in spades, my son.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Which level of Dante's inferno are you on?


The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's" Divine Comedy Inferno Test


Quite the lustful demon, me.

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