Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fun With Creationism

Our friends over at DitchMitchKY went for a fun stroll through the new Creationism museum, where you get 10% off popcorn and 100% off the literal word of God (ok, I made that up, there is no popcorn discount of which I'm aware).

They did find cool stuff though, like incest (it is in Kentucky after all...ok, bad joke, I lived there and incest is probably no worse than in Tennessee). That damn Cain, just had to go getting all up in his sister's grill.

In fact, they even put up a nice explanation of all this, so if you were wondering why playing some Barry White music and getting frisky with a sibling was cool back then, but bad now, well all you have to do is go to the museum and they explain!

Here are some choice bits:


1. All humans are related. So whenever someone gets married, they marry a relative.

...

4. The farther back in history one goes (back towards the Fall of Adam), the less of a problem mutations in the human population would be. At the time of Adam and Eve’s children, there would have been very few mutations in the human genome–thus close relatives could marry, and provided it was one man for one woman (the biblical doctrine of marriage), there was nothing wrong with close relatives marrying in early biblical history.

5. In present usage, the word incest includes both the marriage of close relatives and any sexual activity between close relatives who are not married. Sexual activity outside the bounds of marriage, whether between near relatives or not, has been wrong from the beginning. Marriage between close relatives, however, was not a problem in early biblical history.

6. Since God is the One who defined marriage in the first place, God’s Word is the only standard for defining proper marriage. People who do not accept the Bible as their absolute authority have no basis for condemning someone like Cain marrying his sister.
I especially like the last one. It's the old unless-you-believe-in-the-ridiculous-premise-of-our-silly-arguments-you-have-no-right-to-criticize trick.

I am so psyched to go visit this place and teach my son the truth!

9 Comments:

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Too much fun.

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Well I feel a whole lot better now. Growing up going to Catholic school I often wondered how the human race got bigger when all you had was Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel and some sisters. It didn't ever get discussed in religion classes. But then again Catholics tend not to spend alot of time of the OT.

And now I know the answer. And the Word was Good. or something.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

"mutations"??

"mutations in the human genome"??

Surely this is a typo? They actually admit to the possibility of genetic mutations? That's a pretty slippery slope for a creationist.

 
At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the biblical version of marriage was One Man With One Woman from the get go, how come God was OK with polygamy? Maybe after The Flood they had to play population catch-up. Hey, didn't they have to start doing their siblings after Noah? Is that what was going on when they laughed and daddy Noah drunk and naked?

Can I just drop catechism class and take civics?

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger addy said...

I hear their Adam in the now removed video has a heafty history in the porn industry. Now someone had to audition this guy. Wonder who had the pleasure.....

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

I am so thankful to these guys for opening this museum only a few short hours away from me...I might do a weekly museum update.

With video camera...

I sense all sorts of fun coming.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger Ed said...

It's bad enough that you are obviously going to hell, Cliff. But why condemn your innocent child to the flames with your sarcastic attacks?

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Spiritcatcher said...

God created the heaven and the earth. An' Adam and Eve. The rest is inbreedin', well, 'cept for Jesus, but he din't procreate.


At the beginning of Mean Girls, there's a short clip about homeschoolers. Doesn't seem that far of nowadays...

 
At 5:01 AM, Anonymous kajc said...

Oh dear, when I first read this I thought it said McCain was up in his sister's grill! I'm always expecting the worst now aren't I? Although, that would sell alot of books if Cliff managed to dig that dirt up!

 

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