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[when asked why Eve wasn't surprised to see a talking snake]

Because it was normal.

The bible says that the snake was considered an intelligent creature.

I suspect that the snake was actually a dragon, which every society has a reference to as being intelligent enough to communicate, and yet, calls it "worm" and "Snake".

TexasSky, www.christianforums.com 40 Comments [1/30/2008 8:17:17 PM]
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davros

a talking snake ,dragon ,unicorn's,cud chewing rabbits
they all still do not exist

fail

1/30/2008 8:56:05 PM

big baby jesus

so, dragons are proof of dinosaurs and since the serpent is a dragon, a dinosaur got adam and eve kicked out of paradise? it has the benefit of being slightly more interesting, at least. more biblical passages should call to mind jurassic park.

1/30/2008 9:00:52 PM

Illuminatalie

As far as I am concerned, if the Bible says a SNAKE WAS TALKING, then it means what it says. But that's the fundy way : the bible must be taken literally unless it's obvious that it can't be. Then the resulting explanatory gibberish starts rolling out. The tree Judas hung himself was on the edge of a cliff, and the rope snapped, and then his body fell into a field and hit a rock and his guts spilled out.


1/30/2008 9:27:54 PM

TheReligiousCommie

@Illuminatalie

No, It's that whether or not a fundie takes a verse literally is inverse to whether or not it should be taken literally. Why else would they seem so backwards and hypocritical?

1/30/2008 9:33:36 PM

David D.G.

"The bible says that the snake was considered an intelligent creature."

As opposed to fundies, who can't even recognize a fable when they see it.


"I suspect that the snake was actually a dragon, which every society has a reference to as being intelligent enough to communicate, and yet, calls it 'worm' and 'Snake'."

They also call dragons "mythical" and "fictitious." Don't forget those.


~David D.G.

1/30/2008 10:28:10 PM

Caustic Gnostic

No no no no...Eve was a secret agent, and the snake was her contact.

1/30/2008 11:42:15 PM

Bryan65

I thought fundies didn't use hypotheticals!

1/31/2008 12:03:28 AM

Septic Sceptic

So if the snake was an intelligent creature, God must have sapped it's IQ in addition to taking it's legs and vocal cords. Of course the bible says nothing about the IQ bit, so we must assume that snakes- er, "dragons" are still of the same intelligence. Maybe i'll go out and catch an adder, see if I can teach it to hold a pen in it's mouth and write it's messages of evil down. If it tells me to eat more fruit, then your theory will be sound.

1/31/2008 12:51:27 AM

tracer

No no no, it's spelled WYRM, with a Y.

Plus, it would, like, totally breathe fire all over you.

1/31/2008 1:45:33 AM

Reverend Davidius

Bill Hicks had a nice bit on dinosaurs in the bible, though I will not commit the sacrelige (however that may be spelled) of trying to paraphrase it.

1/31/2008 2:32:03 AM

antichrist

THE BIBLE MUST BE TAKEN LITERALLY!!!

Oh,,, uhh,,,, except for that part.... and where Jesus said to give you're possessions to the poor, and anything else we don't like.

1/31/2008 2:36:22 AM

Mattural Selection

@ Reverend Davidius:

"What about Dinosaurs? If the world is 6000 years old, and the bible covers it, you'd think dinosaurs would be mentioned somewhere in the fucking book."

"God put those there to test our faith."

"I think god put you here to test my faith dude. God's running round, burying fossils. 'We'll see who believes in me now. Hoho, I'm a prankster god. I am killing me.'"

1/31/2008 6:50:10 AM

FMG

Okay... I shall allow you that point.

However if you leave a knife around little kids at floor level where they can grab it and hurt someone with it, you take the blame. Not the kids. You can't blame talking freaking snakes. They had no knowledge. This means they don't know right from wrong. Meaning they would listen to the talking snake because they were morons.

1/31/2008 9:53:26 AM

Freboy

We interpret the bible literally, but when it becomes too ridiculous, we just make some shit up...

1/31/2008 11:37:49 AM

Viva

D & D is a exiting game, but it's not real.

1/31/2008 11:55:19 AM

Mister Spak

Snakes might be intelligent compared to you.

1/31/2008 12:19:37 PM

Frank

Ah yes. A talking snake would be crazy, but a talking dragon makes it perfectly alright.

1/31/2008 1:01:14 PM

Nirjuana

If you have a intelligent dragon, it can speak and nobody is amazed?

1/31/2008 7:03:37 PM

J-Hay

Do you all want to hear something sad? I'm the only one in my intermediate family who doesn't believe in shit like this. It's a miracle I'm not an alcoholic yet.

1/31/2008 9:23:44 PM

Kristy

"I suspect that the snake was actually a dragon, which every society has a reference to as being intelligent enough to communicate, and yet, calls it "worm" and "Snake". "

But you would think an omniscient god would know the difference and be able to communicate that into his written word, wouldn't you?

2/1/2008 12:21:47 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Take another drag on that fattie ....

2/1/2008 12:44:56 AM

Fanatic-Templar

Intelligent dragons, in western culture anyway, mostly come from the works of the divine prophet Tolkien.

2/1/2008 1:54:16 AM

Old Viking

Oh, well, a talking dragon. That's different.

2/1/2008 3:10:07 AM

Ambrielle

If you think so.

2/1/2008 6:18:57 AM

RevDG

i like this one later in the thread from theidi0t
"Perhaps it was her first encounter with a snake, so she might have thought that talking snakes were the norm?

But I'm with the other poster here, and I think the serpent was a dragon, and not a snake, because talking dragons are much more believable."
i've debated him, he lives up to his name lawlz
how are dragons more believable that talking snakes?

2/1/2008 7:28:12 AM
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