We will make a groundling (Adam) in our image, after our likeness
Let them govern the fish of the sea the fowl of the skies, the cattle, all the earth every creeper that creeps on the earth
Elohim created the groundling in his image created it in the image of Elohim male and female created them
Elohim blessed them
Elohim said to them
Be fruitful, increase, fill the earth, subject it
Govern the fish of the sea, the fowl of the skies every beast that creeps on the earth
Here I give you all plants seeding seed upon the face of all the earth and every tree with tree-fruit in it seeding seed
It shall be for you for eating
And for every beast of the earth for every fowl of the skies for all that creeps on the earth with living soul in it all green of plants for eating
It was so
Elohim saw all he had made
Here! it was very good
It was evening, it was morning
The sixth day (Gen. 1:26-31).
See Spiritual Classics… Radio National on my Big Archive. So ends one of the creation stories — there are several — in the Jewish Bible, and a great poem it is. But I do not believe that Elohim created the universe in six days around 6,000 years ago, and neither does anyone else in the church I go to. Neither do I believe the moon is made of green cheese, though the Bible is silent on that. Nor do I actually believe in the Rainbow Serpent, while respecting that belief as poetry and cultural expression. The Bible is silent on the Rainbow Serpent too, which is just as well because Aboriginal Australians predate Aussie expat Ken Ham’s version of Genesis by around 30 to 40 millennia.
And now we hear, even on Radio National this morning, that The Creation Museum opened yesterday. “Ham believes the Theory of Evolution indirectly caused or heavily contributed to the rise of humanism, racism, eugenics, euthanasia, pornography, homosexuality, family breakup, abortion, and more by increasing the influence of atheism.” Not to mention the alarming rise in food poisoning brought on by sushi manufacture in Sydney — but that of course is the fault of multiculturalism, isn’t it?
Please note that the Creation Museum is a smoke-free facility. Firearms and pets (other than service animals) are not permitted in the museum. Strollers and wheelchairs are available on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis. A minimal fee is required. Due to limited space in the museum only single seat and in-line double strollers (not the side-by-side type) are allowed.
So leave your guns and moggies at home, people…
See Ron run. See Ron having his say. See Ron on spending 27 million dollars. See Ron on gullible scientists. See Ron explain that Noah’s Ark was really the Tardis. See Ron wonder if Noah was a pygmy. You have a good day too, Ron.