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Matt Davies

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All cartoons are posted with the artists’ express permission to TPZoo.
Nick AndersonHouston Chronicle Editorial Cartoonist and Animation Artist.
For Nick’s animations, visit Nick Anderson: Animation Archives.
For Nick’s cartoons, visit Nick Anderson.

The Watering Hole: Wednesday, September 14, 2011: Hump Day

To Do List:

Create the heavens and the earth. Create Light. Separate Light from Dark. Call it a day.


Create the sky.


Create oceans and dry land. Create vegetation. Remember to add trees.


Create the sun and the moon. Make stars….lots of stars. Let the sun, moon, and stars serve as signs to mark the sacred times and days and years….better create years while I’m at it.


Create fish and birds. Remember, fish go in the water, birds go in the air. Maybe for kicks create flying fish and swimming birds.


Create animals. Then create Man. Put Man in charge. Take the rest of the week off.


Take the day off. Call it holy.

Assuming for the sake of argument, the above depiction is an accurate portrayal of the creation of the reality in which we exist, it raises some serious questions regarding the order of operations.

Light was created before the sun and stars. What gave off the light? How did vegetation grow before the sun was created? What was the need to “mark the sacred times” on day four? for that matter, what sacred times?

Then there’s this enigmatic line:

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (Gen. 6:4)

Who were these “sons of God” who impregnated women of the earth? Are their genes still in the human gene pool? Were these “mighty men which were of old” the heros of Greek and Roman, and other Mythologies? For that matter, were the “sons of God” the same as the panopoly of Greek, Roman, and other Gods?

Consider this possibility: the Apocalypse in Revelations was not a description of some future battle, but one that already occurred. (see last Wednesday’s Open Thread)

If you can hold that possibility in your mind, grasp it, roll it around…see the connections, then “Sokath, his eyes open!”

This is our daily open thread — The Truth is Out There.