“Indeed, all told, the worldview I’m laying out amounts to a kind of good-news/bad-news joke for traditionalist Christians, Muslims and Jews. The bad news is that the god you through was born perfect was in fact born imperfect. The good news is that this imperfect god isn’t really a god anyway, just a figment of the human imagination. Obviously, for the traditional believer, this is all bad news.”—The Evolution of God by Robert Wright. On the cultural evolution of the modern religious belief. This book is fascinating and thoroughly entertaining.
“Unfortunately the court ruling leaves us no other option than to take our platform offline, except for the Content Distribution service. According to the verdict we have to prevent uploads of torrents to Mininova that refer to certain titles or to similar-looking titles.”—Mininova.org goes legit and in doing so becomes nothing but another useless webpage. (via)
The 49-year-old man had dived into the dam to rescue his dog, which was being held down by the kangaroo, when the kangaroo lashed out at him.
Kangaroos are dangerous. You’re nice to them, let them into your yard, feed them, laugh with them….and then suddenly one day, they snap. They drown your dog and slice open your abdomen all because you made a comment about their pouch.
I’ve spent most of my life thinking that Samson and Delilah was a story from the greek gods, reminiscent of tales told about Hercules and Achilles.
Turns out it is from THE BIBLE!??
The Book of Judges 13 to 16 for those of you playing along at home.
A summary for you all:
Two adults make a pact with an Angel saying their yet to be born son wont drink or shave and he’ll do stuff for God. Kid gets born, they call him Samson.
This dude, tears a Lion IN HALF with his bare hands. God apparently helped a bit. Then some bees decided that a rotting corpse of half a lion is the best place to set up a hive and make some honey. Samson walks past and takes a scoop. Yum.
Shit goes down at his wedding to some chick cos he tells a riddle involving a lion and honey and some idiots are pissed off they can’t figure it out. His fiance betrays the answer to them so he kills 1000 men with nothing but the jaw bone of a donkey. Fair shout.
After escaping this madness he falls in love with Delilah, who gets bribed to figure out how the hell he could rip a lion in half. Eventually he tells her it is his hair, so she shaves it off.
True to form, since shaving his head goes against the pact Samson’s parents made with God. God abandons him. The other dudes capture him and stab out his eyes for fun.
After putting him to hard labour they decide to sacrifice him, but his hair has grown long again, so he asks God if he can exact his revenge for his eyes. God says yes. He pulls the building down around him, killing everyone.
And everyone lived happily ever after.
I can’t believe this has slipped my attention for so long. This story encapsulates how ridiculous the Bible is in every way shape and form. How can anyone believe that this could happen?!!? HONEY BEES DO NOT NEST IN DEAD LIONS!