Friday, May 25, 2007

Genesis 6:5-7

5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.

6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

7 So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them."

I'm almost inclined to just say "no comment." But, I guess I owe y'all a few words.

Oh ye people of faith: according to your holy book, your God is a klutz, who discovers that the creatures he himself made are loathsome, and in a fit of petulance decides to kill them all. Evidently the humans turned out wicked, although how so is not specified. We have no idea what's wrong with the rest of the animals. Evidently they just catch the back end of his hissy fit.

Since this whole story up till now is transparently bullshit, the only meaningful question is why anyone would wish for their lives and thoughts to be guided by whatever metaphor or symbolism may be found here. I'd be very interested in hearing an answer.