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