Thursday, March 10, 2011

GI: The Rainbow Connection

I sometimes wonder if it could possibly be the same two or three people who come up with these effluvial gems, but then realize it's not possible.  So few people of this ilk wouldn't survive very long; it has to be a mass population that supports and encourages each other.  Sort of like an ant colony does. 

Isaac Newton, Ben Franklin, and Galileo are, somewhere, clutching their midsections in paroxysms of nausea.  Cotton Mather may be firing up the barbecue in anticipation of having company.


What ‘establishment clause’? There is no such clause in our Constitution! It does not exist. That statement just shows the ignorance of ‘some’ of the American people."

Once again.  "Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Might wanna give that mirror of yours a spit and polish, chickapee.

(Spelling and punctuation original. Emphasis mine – Irish)

“Some things can not be explained by science. Take for example, rainbows. Rainbows are a mystery and you can not touch them, just like god. Despite this fact, they are still there even though there is no scientific explanation for them. So next time you find yourself doubting your faith, think of god as a rainbow. I know that this can be a difficult concept for some of you to grasp. It is just like air you can't see it but you know its there”

Rainbows are an optical illusion, caused by light diffraction through water droplets creating the prism effect…Oh. Erm, the prism effect is the bending of light – aw, fuck it. Never mind.



brock gill said...

the rainbow analogy is something to ponder.
i have heard people say that if god exists then why cant you see him. well, that is a strange way of looking at it. i actually like strange views and strange questions. i have actually made a career out of it.
my response to that question is based in the book of Romans. Romans 1:20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

im sure i just lost a few people reading this, but its what i believe by faith. i cant understand the world or the shape its in, but i can trust in this truth, God is real, the evidence is all around us.

ps i like rainbows :)

Irish Girl said...

Well, that's really the meaning of faith, isn't it--things not seen? If God exists, he doesn't need a marquee and a brass band to announce himself. He's smarter, much more subtle, and much more comfortable with himself than that. It's our challenge to see him in the details, as it were....;)

I've said it before; I'm an agnostic -- I think there is every possibility that there is something greater than us somewhere out there, but I'm not evolved enough to define what that might be. Anything is possible.

And I like rainbows, too, Brock. ;)