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Border Collie's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Border Collie

Aw, hell, you guys know that the devil put that stuff down there just to trick us and test our faith! Or, maybe, those are the bacteria that eat the vapors from the burning flesh in hell.

Oops, sorry, I must have had a mild stroke.

No, seriously, fascinating information. Reminds me of the time I was sitting wells in west Texas and a very small, perfectly preserved fish fin fossil, from a shale formation, came up in the drill cuttings from about 5,000 feet. I was fascinated.

And, unfortunately, I do actually know people who would tell me that when "God created the Earth He put that fish fin fossil there, personally for me, just so it would come up in the drill cuttings at that very instant so that I would realize whatever" ...

I did go the the funeral of an uncle yesterday at the Baptist Church across the street. Actualy, I was curious to hear the "new" message. I'm sorry to tell you guys this, but it hasn't changed. The good new is that I did hear again that heaven is/is going to be a wonderful place. The bad news is, of course, is that admittance is restricted. Sort of like a gated community for the wealthy, I guess. I wonder how much the homeowner's dues are?

Sun, 25 May 2008 05:54:00 UTC | #175061