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Mango's Avatar Comment 1 by Mango

Hard to listen to it all... interesting but dry.

Fri, 22 May 2009 12:02:00 UTC | #363078

Buckle.of.the.Belt's Avatar Comment 2 by Buckle.of.the.Belt

Very funny :)

Fri, 22 May 2009 12:10:00 UTC | #363081

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 3 by Sally Luxmoore

Brilliant. Lots of laugh out loud moments.
Really enjoyed this. Will be posting links to the usual friends!

Fri, 22 May 2009 12:21:00 UTC | #363085

Bruno's Avatar Comment 4 by Bruno

Hilarious. I actually laughed out loud sitting alone in my office. Haven't done that in a while. Very well done indeed.

Fri, 22 May 2009 12:32:00 UTC | #363086

Jeff (HandyGeek) Handy's Avatar Comment 5 by Jeff (HandyGeek) Handy

Very cute in a Monty Python sort of way. :)

Loved the line: Thank Me it's Friday. Har har.

Fri, 22 May 2009 12:50:00 UTC | #363088

notsobad's Avatar Comment 6 by notsobad

...but but but it's a metaphor and Jesus saves

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:05:00 UTC | #363091

stevenLagnew's Avatar Comment 7 by stevenLagnew

LOL funny stuff loved the voice over as well.

"He called galaxies, and these appeared to be millions and even billions of light years from Earth, which would mean that they were created before the first creation in 4004 B.C. This was confusing, so God created tired light, and the creation story was preserved"

HAHA

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:11:00 UTC | #363094

TGarrett's Avatar Comment 8 by TGarrett

Excellent!

Was the voice over done with a speech synthesizer? It sounded a little stilted and oddly paced.

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:31:00 UTC | #363100

Left Ahead's Avatar Comment 9 by Left Ahead

That was fun.

Is the speech synth a nod to Hawking?

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:36:00 UTC | #363102

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 10 by rod-the-farmer

Then He created light, so He could see what He was doing. Funny, funny, funny. I too laughed out loud.

EDIT. God takes the weekend off. Leaves a sign on the door of the Pearly Gates.

"Bach in 24 hours. Offenbach sooner".

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:47:00 UTC | #363107

Foxy13's Avatar Comment 11 by Foxy13

But I thought God was just making the creation story sound stupid to test our faith?

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:52:00 UTC | #363109

ComradePorkie's Avatar Comment 12 by ComradePorkie

"...so angry that God lost His temper and cursed the first humans, telling them to go forth and multiply themselves (but not in those words). But the humans took God literally and now there are six billion of them."

I'm a bit slow today - I didn't get that until about five seconds later.

Hilarious!

EDIT: Is anyone else having difficulty getting the actual Youtube version to play?

Fri, 22 May 2009 14:44:00 UTC | #363123

Delsolar16's Avatar Comment 13 by Delsolar16

lol, I love the last line. This is in "The Portable Atheist" too that Hitchens put together.

Fri, 22 May 2009 14:56:00 UTC | #363127

NewEnglandBob's Avatar Comment 14 by NewEnglandBob

Juvenile.

Fri, 22 May 2009 16:51:00 UTC | #363182

BrandySpears's Avatar Comment 15 by BrandySpears

HILARIOUS!

Fri, 22 May 2009 17:28:00 UTC | #363191

Christopher Davis's Avatar Comment 16 by Christopher Davis

Let's hope Shermer never decides to change sides. Tweak that just a bit, and take out some of the obvious sarcasm and you could get a fair amount of people to accept that revision as compatible with the Bible.

Fri, 22 May 2009 17:54:00 UTC | #363197

root2squared's Avatar Comment 17 by root2squared

It is not intended as a sacrilege of the poetic beauty of Genesis


What poetic beauty???

Is he serious?

The story of genesis is as unimaginative and dumb as you can get.

Fri, 22 May 2009 18:34:00 UTC | #363204

EricTheRed's Avatar Comment 18 by EricTheRed

and He caused subduction zones to build mountains and cause earthquakes.


and he knew full well that this would cause a tsunami on 26 December 2004 that would kill 250,000 but sat back and watched anyway.

Fri, 22 May 2009 18:56:00 UTC | #363208

Dowirunem's Avatar Comment 19 by Dowirunem

ComradePorkie: worked for me without the HQ turned on

Fri, 22 May 2009 19:25:00 UTC | #363213

Mbee's Avatar Comment 20 by Mbee

I agree this is hilarious, but it is also true this is what creationists actually believe for their world view to make sense to them!

An excellent example of distorting evidence to try and make it say what you want...

Fri, 22 May 2009 19:55:00 UTC | #363225

Michael Gray's Avatar Comment 21 by Michael Gray

I laughed out loud when god effectively told Adam & Eve to fornicate off. :D

(BTW The speech synth sounds as though it could be the excellent Australian software called Text2Go.)

Fri, 22 May 2009 22:02:00 UTC | #363248

John Desclin's Avatar Comment 22 by John Desclin

This was quite hilarious. I wish there were more of this kind of article and video clips
It is neither "strident" nor "offensive".
Nicely done!

Sat, 23 May 2009 01:11:00 UTC | #363283

Pezter's Avatar Comment 23 by Pezter

brilliant stuff.

"and that, too, was confusing"

Sat, 23 May 2009 02:15:00 UTC | #363300

tieInterceptor's Avatar Comment 24 by tieInterceptor

god created earth before the sun and the starts, I believe... so he did it, in the dark!!?...

gervais... :)
"Ricky - The Bible (animals)"

apart from that, brilliant.

Sat, 23 May 2009 03:09:00 UTC | #363313

Marcus Hill's Avatar Comment 25 by Marcus Hill

Much as I like Messiah, surely Haydn's Creation would have been a more suitable soundtrack...

Sat, 23 May 2009 04:58:00 UTC | #363339

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 26 by Sally Luxmoore

Marcus:
But renamed Haydn's Evolution, of course.

Sat, 23 May 2009 05:05:00 UTC | #363340

Popcorn Sonata's Avatar Comment 27 by Popcorn Sonata

Hilarious how when god is flying to earth after creating the sun you can see his ass

Sat, 23 May 2009 09:19:00 UTC | #363396

flying goose's Avatar Comment 28 by flying goose

What about the alternative version in Genesis 2? I missed that bit.

Sat, 23 May 2009 11:40:00 UTC | #363477

MaestroTj's Avatar Comment 29 by MaestroTj

God lost His temper and cursed the first humans, telling them to go forth and multiply themselves (but not in those words)

Brilliant. Just utterly brilliant. I'm going to use that one when I need to watch what I'm saying.

Sat, 23 May 2009 12:01:00 UTC | #363484

bluebird's Avatar Comment 30 by bluebird

Good Stuff, Maynard!!


Speaking of the bible, seems there is a resolution to make 2010 'Year of the Bible' (U.S.):
http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090522/pl_politico/22832/print

Ugh:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hc111-121

Sat, 23 May 2009 12:23:00 UTC | #363490