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June 14, 2007

A Funny Joke Website I Found

Filed under: Entertainment,Science,Snark — Sisyphus @ 5:21 am

If you need a few laughs today, you should definitely check out this website.  It purports to explain how refirgerators work!

The compressor compresses the refrigerant gas. This raises the refrigerant’s pressure and temperature (orange), so the heat-exchanging coils outside the refrigerator allow the refrigerant to dissipate the heat of pressurization.

As it cools, the refrigerant condenses into liquid form (purple) and flows through the expansion valve.

When it flows through the expansion valve, the liquid refrigerant is allowed to move from a high-pressure zone to a low-pressure zone, so it expands and evaporates (light blue). In evaporating, it absorbs heat, making it cold.

The coils inside the refrigerator allow the refrigerant to absorb heat, making the inside of the refrigerator cold. The cycle then repeats.

Ridiculous. Everyone knows that appliances work because God allows them to work. The article even admits it, winking at the audience and letting them know it’s all a joke instead of some whacked-out moonbat insanity, by stating at a different point,

The refrigerator is one of those miracles of modern living that totally changes life. Prior to refrigeration, the only way to preserve meat was to salt it, and iced beverages in the summer were a real luxury.

That’s exactly right. Refrigerators, like all appliances, are miracles. Their functioning and mechanics are a matter of divinely-inspired guesswork. Scientists and other know-it-all treefrog types can bluster and pretend to understand the processes involved, but the bottom line is, they’re miraculous. Only God can understand such a thing.

Don’t believe me? Go look up the word “miracle.”

A miracle is defined by Merriam-Webster (1997) as “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.”

Though the term “miracle” can often be heard from Christians and non-Christians alike, the entire Bible only contains one genuine reference to “miracle” and that was a quote of a non-believer (the Pharaoh) in Exodus 7:9 (RSV): “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Prove yourselves by working a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.'”

Under Christianity and Judaism, God is truth and a miracle is nothing more than a “sign” of the truth. “Miracle” is the non-believer’s term for what believers properly describe as a “sign”, a term that does appear repeatedly in the Bible.

A purely scientific definition of a miracle is this: a net decrease in entropy. It follows from this definition that the greatest miracle would be the conversion of decaying matter to human life, as in the Resurrection.

There you have it. Your refrigerator is a miracle. God makes our modern appliances work in order to direct us to His truth. But, blinded as we are by Helioleftism, Darwinism, and the repairman industry, most of us refuse to turn our wills over to His direction. As such, He must periodically cause our appliances to fail, in order to test our faith. We are weighed in the balance, and sadly, all too often we are found lacking.

Now I’m getting down. Anyway, you should read that article. It’s a hilarious example of a conservative pretending to be an idiot moonbat trying to explain how things work that he can never hope to understand. I can’t stop cracking up every time I read it!

60 Comments »

  1. Ha! They might as well just have said that refrigerators work because they contain tiny goblins on stationary bicycles.

    Who says conservatives don’t have a sense of humor?

    Comment by DPS — June 14, 2007 @ 8:08 am | Reply

  2. Same goes for levers, inclined planes, pulleys, and Archimedes screws. Torque is *Magic*.

    Comment by SeekHim — June 14, 2007 @ 8:35 am | Reply

  3. Fools!

    It is I who makes these blasphemous machinations work!

    Muhahahaha!

    Comment by Satan — June 14, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  4. You’re right Sisyphus, Big Money Recycling pushes this mechanical nonsense just so we keep on lining their pockets with repairman bills. All they do is come in, read some scripture at your appliance then charge you for “work”. It is just stealing from Jesus and I hope Sam puts an end it when he is President in ’09.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 14, 2007 @ 10:09 am | Reply

  5. Who says conservatives don’t have a sense of humor?”

    Killjoy jealous liberals, mostly.

    “It is just stealing from Jesus and I hope Sam puts an end it when he is President in ‘09.”

    Me too.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 10:12 am | Reply

  6. See, the thing is, for me, if there was no way to know how the universe worked, then there would be very little point in living.

    Comment by Linus — June 14, 2007 @ 10:21 am | Reply

  7. There would be some, but not a whole lot.

    Comment by Linus — June 14, 2007 @ 10:22 am | Reply

  8. “See, the thing is, for me, if there was no way to know how the universe worked, then there would be very little point in living.”

    It works through God. Our goal is to understand better how God wants us to live our lives. Believe me, that achievement takes a lifetime.

    “There would be some, but not a whole lot.”

    I hope you’re not referring to sinful activities. The wages of sin are death.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  9. How do car engines work? It’s a miracle.

    How does the internet work? It’s a miracle.

    Wow, there really is no point at all in “scientific” exploration. Our kids are in school, right now, learning how calculus works. Think how much it would relieve them to know it’s a miracle. And Trig. Yes, kids, like the Bible says, pi = 3. What else do you need to know?

    Sadly, time spent learning “calculus” and “chemistry” and “biology” could be spent reading the Bible instead. It is, indeed, time to Christianize the schools. Our kids just aren’t learning useful stuff.

    Comment by MikeM — June 14, 2007 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  10. “How do car engines work? It’s a miracle.

    How does the internet work? It’s a miracle.”

    Yup.

    “Wow, there really is no point at all in “scientific” exploration. Our kids are in school, right now, learning how calculus works. Think how much it would relieve them to know it’s a miracle. And Trig. Yes, kids, like the Bible says, pi = 3. What else do you need to know?”

    Exactly.

    “Sadly, time spent learning “calculus” and “chemistry” and “biology” could be spent reading the Bible instead. It is, indeed, time to Christianize the schools. Our kids just aren’t learning useful stuff.”

    Precisely. You’re exactly correct.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  11. If I broke my fridge, why would God then decide that it did not work?

    We’re running into a datum here people – it is perfectly reasonable (see simulation argument) to assume that God keeps the universe running at a Planck level all the time (as a Christian, I sort of believe that this is the case, but it’s too complicated to be easily summed up). We, however, live in a universe where one thing (apparently) causes another, where adding HCl to NaOH causes a neutralisation reaction; it is only sensible that we live by those rules.

    If we live as if we don’t have to worry about physical laws & suchlike, as are scoffed at in this article, then aren’t we testing God?

    Comment by interpreted — June 14, 2007 @ 11:24 am | Reply

  12. Technology is the plaything of the Devil. Only Satan enjoys tinkering with machines. But by the grace of God, miracles happen, and the machines work.

    May God bless machines, and smite the mechanics and Satanists!

    Comment by Marcia P. — June 14, 2007 @ 11:27 am | Reply

  13. ‘Technology is the plaything of the Devil.’

    I would be interested in a Biblical citation for that; obviously, I missed that passage.

    Comment by interpreted — June 14, 2007 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  14. “May God bless machines, and smite the mechanics and Satanists!”

    Yeah, sure let’s kill all the mechanics and scrap education, then wait until all machines start shutting down and no new ones appear anymore, then what?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  15. By the way: even tailoring, farming and printing bibles requires some sort of education: somebody has to teach kids how to make threats, clothes, paper and ink and how to grow food.

    But I guess, you’d rather live in a cave, clothed in bearskins, scribbling on walls to teach kids the alphabet, so they can read from an ever slinking supply of bibles…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 14, 2007 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  16. Sissy,

    I am worried that my faith in GOD is not strong enough to accept that he personally touches every little machine in the world to make it run correctly, or not.

    How can I steel myself to believe that he has this power, and are there some machines that GOD does not bother to control?

    Comment by Happy Clam — June 14, 2007 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  17. “If I broke my fridge, why would God then decide that it did not work?”

    Because you have sinned.

    “If we live as if we don’t have to worry about physical laws & suchlike, as are scoffed at in this article, then aren’t we testing God?”

    That’s an interesting question, but I’d have to answer, No.

    “Yeah, sure let’s kill all the mechanics and scrap education, then wait until all machines start shutting down and no new ones appear anymore, then what?”

    The Lord will ensure that this does not happen.

    “By the way: even tailoring, farming and printing bibles requires some sort of education: somebody has to teach kids how to make threats, clothes, paper and ink and how to grow food.”

    This isn’t school-education, though.

    “How can I steel myself to believe that he has this power, and are there some machines that GOD does not bother to control?”

    Pray. Pray, pray, and pray some more. He will come to you. He loves you, and wishes you to see His light.

    I will pray for you as well, brother.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  18. ‘That’s an interesting question, but I’d have to answer, No.’

    What about 2nd temptation of Jesus – he didn’t test God by ignoring gravity and ignoring physics.

    Comment by intepreted — June 14, 2007 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  19. “What about 2nd temptation of Jesus – he didn’t test God by ignoring gravity and ignoring physics.”

    I interpret that as meaning a temptation of God by obeying Satan. Jesus would never play chicken with the Evil One. To do so would sorely tempt the Almighty.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 1:22 pm | Reply

  20. All of this is possible, and only possible, because Chuck Norris allows it. Chuck Norris controls everything.

    Sisyphus, you need to realize that evolution doesn’t exist because of your reasons. Animals only exist because Chuck Norris allows them to live.

    Chuck Norris is the reason why snakes don’t have legs. You need to wake up to reality you simpleton! Chuck Norris rules the Universe.

    Don’t believe me, visit http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com.

    Comment by Norris Knows All — June 14, 2007 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  21. My niece called me from college this afternoon and told me about a “Earth Science” class she was taking. The “Professor” essentially told her that the only way anyone can believe anything at all is if they can prove it scientifically. When she called him over to her station and expressed that because of her faith she could not agree with him she was called a fool. She stood up and slapped him across the face. She asked him if he “Believed in that?” and promptly went and withdrew from the class. I am so proud of her!

    Please pray that this precious young lady gets this professor fired and replaced with one who teaches with Christian values.

    Brownback in 2008 and again in 2012! Jesus forever!

    Comment by baptistsforbrown2008 — June 14, 2007 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  22. “Chuck Norris is the reason why snakes don’t have legs. You need to wake up to reality you simpleton! Chuck Norris rules the Universe.”

    That’s a pretty funnny website. But you and I both know it just isn’t true.

    “My niece called me from college this afternoon and told me about a “Earth Science” class she was taking. The “Professor” essentially told her that the only way anyone can believe anything at all is if they can prove it scientifically. When she called him over to her station and expressed that because of her faith she could not agree with him she was called a fool. She stood up and slapped him across the face. She asked him if he “Believed in that?” and promptly went and withdrew from the class. I am so proud of her!”

    I’m just sorry she had to go through all that. It’s horrible!

    “Please pray that this precious young lady gets this professor fired and replaced with one who teaches with Christian values.”

    Will do. Don’t you worry about that!

    “Brownback in 2008 and again in 2012! Jesus forever!”

    Amen!

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

  23. Ladies and gentlemen, witness the American Taliban. Celebrating their ignorance, pouring scorn upon all who disagree with them, self-appointed arbiters of God’s work.

    Congratulations, America. Now you, too, can experience the same delightful way of life that people in Iran, Afghanistan, and Somalia know. And all you have to do is vote Brownback.

    All hail Ayotollah Brownback!

    Comment by Rip — June 14, 2007 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  24. baptistsforbrown2008: “She stood up and slapped him across the face.”

    Wow. Sounds like a slam-dunk case of assault. Easy win for the professor. Hope your niece gets what’s coming to her: jail time and a nice fine. What ever happened to Christian values? I blame the internet.

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 14, 2007 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  25. “All hail Ayotollah Brownback!”

    Ayatollah is an Islamist term. This is a Christian country.

    “Everyone knows that blogs are the result of the activity of gnomes!”

    As far as I know, gnomes do not exist. No mention of them occurs in the Bible.

    “Wow. Sounds like a slam-dunk case of assault. Easy win for the professor. Hope your niece gets what’s coming to her: jail time and a nice fine. What ever happened to Christian values? I blame the internet.”

    Why do you hate the fairer sex?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 14, 2007 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

  26. But your niece is not mentioned in the Bible, either. By the same token, she does not exist. And as you will invariably say “I’ve seen here”, well, I’ve seen packets too, with ping.

    Comment by Linus — June 14, 2007 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  27. Dear God,

    I have heard from reliable sources amongst your followers that you can miracle us up any machine we want. I used to think Christianity was just for nutjobs, but now I understand it is all about material gratification. I am converted! For Christmas this year please can I have a robot that vomits beer and poops bikini models.

    Your humble servant,
    Mr (ex)Agnostic

    Comment by Mr Agnostic — June 14, 2007 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  28. Mr. (ex)Agnostic,

    It’s clear that you don’t understand prayer. If you really wanted the magical robot, you’d pray to G*d for the fortitude and wisdom to realize it. It’s His provision of those qualities to select men which has inspired our great “inventors” to realize the miracles which He has revealed to mankind.

    That’s why Sisyphus is right that refrigerators are miraculous devices — not because there’s a (seemingly) “predictive theory” which seems to explain their behavior, but because G*d revealed his glory and power through the inventors, who, in their self-deception, came up with a lie to explain their achievements.

    Comment by Believer — June 14, 2007 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  29. “I’ve seen packets too, with ping.”

    Sisyphus, this seems distinctly pornographic to me. I urge you to ban Linus for smut-peddling. I inspected his website for evidence, but there is nothing there yet. I assume he is planning to post pornographic images and/or vegan recipes. In either case, you don’t want to associate Senator Brownback with that kind of filth.

    Comment by DPS — June 14, 2007 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  30. “That’s why Sisyphus is right that refrigerators are miraculous devices — not because there’s a (seemingly) “predictive theory” which seems to explain their behavior, but because G*d revealed his glory and power through the inventors, who, in their self-deception, came up with a lie to explain their achievements.”

    Exactly. If you want vomiting robots, pray to God to help you invent them. Through trial and error, He will reveal His Truth to you.

    Sisyphus, this seems distinctly pornographic to me. I urge you to ban Linus for smut-peddling.”

    “I thought he was talking about the robots. Don’t they go “ping”?

    What did you mean, Linus? If it’s pornographic, I’m afraid I may have to edit it.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 5:11 am | Reply

  31. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 15, 2007 @ 7:42 am | Reply

  32. Thanks for sharing that, Tyler.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  33. He was referring to the internet terminology – a ‘packet’ is a stream of binary code used to transmit data over the internet, and a ‘ping’ is the time it takes for a packet to move from one computer to another, and back again, over the internet. See, no smut.

    Comment by interpreter — June 15, 2007 @ 8:28 am | Reply

  34. Comment by interpreter: “…a ‘packet’ is a stream of binary code used to transmit data over the internet…”

    God transmits the data over the internet, what is this “binary code” you speak of? Interpreter, you’ll just confuse Sisyphus with those big words, best just to refer to God/bible/magic when dealing with the workings of the world. Surely you know the internet is mentioned in the bible, at the back somewhere, just before the reference section!

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 15, 2007 @ 8:42 am | Reply

  35. “Surely you know the internet is mentioned in the bible, at the back somewhere, just before the reference section!”

    There is no such section. The Internet is another sign, or “miracle”, if you prefer. It was invented by a Man, who was acting with God’s grace.

    If you’d read this thread a bit more carefully, you’d understand that.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  36. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”

    Bladerunner, right?

    “There is no such section. The Internet is another sign, or “miracle”, if you prefer. It was invented by a Man, who was acting with God’s grace.”

    A group of atheist/deist nerds, you mean…

    Classical mechanics were invented by a devout Christian, yet you don’t seem to embrace that…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 15, 2007 @ 8:55 am | Reply

  37. “Bladerunner, right?” Correctamundo!

    “There is no such section. The Internet is another sign, or “miracle”, if you prefer. It was invented by a Man, who was acting with God’s grace.”

    Didn’t realise this was necessary but ok, I’ll play along:

    Surely you know the internet is mentioned in the bible, at the back somewhere, just before the reference section!

    Or does this blog/god/bible not allow sarcasm??

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 15, 2007 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  38. “Or does this blog/god/bible not allow sarcasm??”

    I won’t delete it, but it’s usually a very sinful and underhanded tactic.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 9:09 am | Reply

  39. You “empiricists” talk a lot about Occam’s Razor, right? Let’s apply Occam’s Razor here.

    You acknowledge that there’s a Universe, right? (If you’re a true solipsist, then why are you reading this? If you’re a true solipsist, then I must not exist.) You acknowledge that there is no such thing as an uncaused effect, right? (And don’t throw the old “quantum physics” dodge at me — what caused quantum mechanics at all?) Something, some person, some Primum Mobile set up a framework in which the Universe could come into existence.

    Once you acknowledge that, though, you’ve already provided an Answer to all other questions. You can talk about your “observations”, and your “science”, but, really, you’re just multiplying factors without need — and, more importantly, without adding any explanatory power, since you’ve already admitted that there’s an explanatory Power behind it all anyway.

    Comment by Believer — June 15, 2007 @ 9:34 am | Reply

  40. Believer: “Something, some person, some Primum Mobile set up a framework…”

    Believer, decent setup, however I’ll need some explanation of what you mean by “set up a framework” before I get into this one…

    By using the phrase “set up” you are implying forethought on behalf of “?”. This “framework” could have existed, and we now exist within this “framework”, and so by definition, within this universe.

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 15, 2007 @ 9:44 am | Reply

  41. “This “framework” could have existed, and we now exist within this “framework”, and so by definition, within this universe.”

    And where did the universe come from? Or is it on the back of an elephant, which stands on the back of a great turtle? What does the turtle stand upon, then? Or is it turtles all the way down?

    You don’t have an answer to that question. You can’t have such an answer: science is necessarily silent on the question of the origins of the observable universe, because no theory of the unobservable is falsifiable. All that an empiricist can say is “the question is pragmatically unimportant” — big words for saying “we don’t really care”.

    Well, we who believe do care. We have the Answer to that question, which also answers all other questions, including both those which you can not answer and those which you delude yourselves into believing you can. Your “answer”, however, fails its own central precept, that of minimal explanation. Ours does not.

    Comment by Believer — June 15, 2007 @ 10:17 am | Reply

  42. “You acknowledge that there’s a Universe, right? (If you’re a true solipsist, then why are you reading this? If you’re a true solipsist, then I must not exist.) You acknowledge that there is no such thing as an uncaused effect, right? (And don’t throw the old “quantum physics” dodge at me — what caused quantum mechanics at all?) Something, some person, some Primum Mobile set up a framework in which the Universe could come into existence.”

    What caused that “designer” to come into existence?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 15, 2007 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  43. “Ridiculous. Everyone knows that appliances work because God allows them to work.”

    MY G36 doesn´t work because of god. It works because it has been designed and built by some of the best gunmakers on this planet. So your statement is moot.

    “I hope you’re not referring to sinful activities. The wages of sin are death.”

    You know, sisi, life is 100% lethal anyways…

    “You “empiricists” talk a lot about Occam’s Razor, right? Let’s apply Occam’s Razor here.

    You acknowledge that there’s a Universe, right? (If you’re a true solipsist, then why are you reading this? If you’re a true solipsist, then I must not exist.) You acknowledge that there is no such thing as an uncaused effect, right? (And don’t throw the old “quantum physics” dodge at me — what caused quantum mechanics at all?) Something, some person, some Primum Mobile set up a framework in which the Universe could come into existence.

    Once you acknowledge that, though, you’ve already provided an Answer to all other questions. You can talk about your “observations”, and your “science”, but, really, you’re just multiplying factors without need — and, more importantly, without adding any explanatory power, since you’ve already admitted that there’s an explanatory Power behind it all anyway.”

    90% right. But then, this Primum Mobile might as well have been not an object or person, but an event. And tafter this event was over, it didn´t exist anymore. PS: What caused the Designer to come into existence?

    To say it like Nietzsche: GOD IS DEAD!

    “Well, we who believe do care. We have the Answer to that question, which also answers all other questions, including both those which you can not answer and those which you delude yourselves into believing you can. Your “answer”, however, fails its own central precept, that of minimal explanation. Ours does not.”

    You have ONE possible answer. But no proof whatsoever that shows it being right.

    Comment by PG — June 15, 2007 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

  44. “You have ONE possible answer. But no proof whatsoever that shows it being right.”

    Logic is an atheist doctrine!

    Comment by Skeptic — June 15, 2007 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

  45. “You have ONE possible answer. But no proof whatsoever that shows it being right.”

    Well, we do have the Bible. It’s the Way and the Light and the Truth.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 15, 2007 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  46. “You have ONE possible answer. But no proof whatsoever that shows it being right.”

    Whereas you have one possible answer which is inferior by your own criteria for elegance and correctness. We, at least, are self-consistent, you self-styled “empiricists” are not even that.

    Comment by Believer — June 15, 2007 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  47. “Well, we do have the Bible. It’s the Way and the Light and the Truth.”

    And has been rewritten and edited by hundreds of people over thousands of years. Not to mention that it was written by humans. Damn, I could write a holy book, too. Just give me some time, a lot of alcohol to get ´those petty ideas, a pen and some paper.

    Sorry, but I´m just the guy ´who needs hard evidence to believe such drivel. And hard evidence for the bible never existed in the first place.

    But one good question here: Who created god?
    Or was his coming into existence a mere coincidence? Would that not be even more unlikely than this world coming into existence by mere coincidence? Certainly.

    Comment by PG — June 15, 2007 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

  48. But one good question here: Who created [G*d]?

    It’s a good question to the same extent that, say, asking if G*d can create a rock he cannot lift is: thousands of years of clever schoolboys have deceived themselves into thinking that the question is both original and difficult, when, in fact, it is neither.

    In order for G*d to have been created, there would have been a need for temporal progression and another to create Him. G*d exists without time, outside, and yet within, our world. He was not created, nor shall He be destroyed. He is, was, and always shall be, and is the ground of all creatures — including time itself. We don’t need to ask where He came from — He Is. You have to explain why it isn’t turtles all the way down, and are thus ensnared in an inevitable and inescapable infinite regress. We don’t — He is what He is, and there is nothing outside Him.

    Comment by Believer — June 15, 2007 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

  49. “In order for G*d to have been created, there would have been a need for temporal progression and another to create Him. G*d exists without time, outside, and yet within, our world. He was not created, nor shall He be destroyed. He is, was, and always shall be, and is the ground of all creatures — including time itself. We don’t need to ask where He came from — He Is. You have to explain why it isn’t turtles all the way down, and are thus ensnared in an inevitable and inescapable infinite regress. We don’t — He is what He is, and there is nothing outside Him”

    What turtles? You know, I´m one of those guys that believes that earth is a globe flying around the sun through *grasp* space.
    So, god´s existence was just a coincidence, then? Wow.
    PS: Time is neither a being nor an object. It´s a concept.

    Comment by PG — June 15, 2007 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  50. “In order for G*d to have been created, there would have been a need for temporal progression and another to create Him. G*d exists without time, outside, and yet within, our world. He was not created, nor shall He be destroyed. He is, was, and always shall be, and is the ground of all creatures — including time itself. We don’t need to ask where He came from — He Is. You have to explain why it isn’t turtles all the way down, and are thus ensnared in an inevitable and inescapable infinite regress. We don’t — He is what He is, and there is nothing outside Him.”

    As an atheist, I have exactly the same reasoning behind the existence of the universe. It is, was and always shall be.

    People get too hung up on where we came from and where we are going. It is more important to look out for, and love, people in the now.

    After all, why hedge bets when you can take the dead-cert opportunity to reach out and help someone?

    Also, social conditioning, questionable veracity of the bible, reference to fundamentalist support of discredited theories, etc etc.

    Comment by Alex — June 17, 2007 @ 5:02 am | Reply

  51. It is, was and always shall be.

    Ah, so you deny the big bang? A fascinating dodge — what of the 17K background? How do you explain that away?

    Comment by Believer — June 17, 2007 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  52. “It is, was and always shall be.

    Ah, so you deny the big bang? A fascinating dodge — what of the 17K background? How do you explain that away?”

    The ridiculous hippie scientists would probably say that, because time is a feature of our universe, time did not exist ‘before’ this ‘big bang’ of theirs—that is, that there *is* no ‘before’ the ‘big bang’and that therefore the universe has always existed.

    And then they would put down their drug paraphernalia and go to Taco Bell. This is why these people must not be permitted to teach our children.

    Comment by DPS — June 17, 2007 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

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    Comment by WordPress Admin — June 18, 2007 @ 4:46 am | Reply

  54. Ok. This blog is getting too insane for me. Is it only Americans who get this much free time in the world to mess with people’s minds? For a practical joke, this thing is going way too far. Sisyphus, you are one convoluted SOB.

    Comment by Cyriac — June 18, 2007 @ 7:57 am | Reply

  55. “I can’t stop cracking up every time I read it!”

    Same here! How is life coping with a split-personality Sisyphus? Maybe you have a demon within, know a good exorcist?

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 18, 2007 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

  56. I’ve seen horrors… horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that… but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember… I… I… I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized… like I was shot… like I was shot with a diamond… a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God… the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men… trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love… but they had the strength… the strength… to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral… and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling… without passion… without judgment… without judgment. Because it’s judgment that defeats us.

    Comment by Colonel Walter E. Kurtz — June 18, 2007 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  57. Tyler Durden, why do you come here to make fun of others?

    Comment by BillD — June 18, 2007 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  58. BillD, if I have to actually explain it to you, you probably wouldn’t understand.

    Comment by Tyler Durden — June 19, 2007 @ 4:00 am | Reply

  59. Thanks for sharing, Colonel Kurtz.

    “Tyler Durden, why do you come here to make fun of others?”

    That’s how treefrogs get their kicks, BillD. It’s sad, but it’s true.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 19, 2007 @ 5:13 am | Reply


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