Thursday, October 23, 2014


So far we have had three days of torrential rain here in western Maine, but there are still thirty-seven more to go to match the Biblical downpour.   It makes me wonder if Pentecostals are beginning to sing and dance and talk in unknown tongues, and lining up for the Rapture.  

Did you ever really consider what cataclysmic event would be required to drown the entire earth in forty days and nights of rain?  

We have mountains here in western Maine just shy of four thousand feet in elevation, and that is small for many ranges.   It would have to rain one hundred feet a day during the forty days and nights in order to cover these mountains and drown the people of Rangeley, Maine.  That amounts to approximately four feet an hour.   At four feet am hour rainfall the atmosphere would be so heavy with water you would drown just by breathing.   In other words, God probably wasted thirty-nine days and twenty-three hours of rainfall during his rage against mankind. 

But, fundamentalist people continue to believe verbatim the story of Noah and all the other fables of the Bible.   These people are as dirt ignorant as they are enthusiastic for their religion.

However, they are also enthusiastic voters. 

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. Wear your rubbers! The ones for your FEET.

  2. Stranger weather everywhere! I was mowing the lawn in my shorts and no shirt yesterday. Hopefully it will be the last time I have to do this in 2014! This morning, though, I woke up with bright sun and an icing of frost in the valley below me! Now is the season of rearranging the shrubbery. Rappelez-vous bien! A la Sainte-Catherine, tout bois prend racine! That's November 25. The day to plant trees because they will be sure to take root. It's also the French version of Sadie Hawkins Day...I have been taking a break from blogging...and thinking too much lately. But it's just a phase.

  3. My cousin in his 90s once asked some Jehovahs if they believed the bible was literal. When they said, yes. He asked if they wanted to talk about Noah and the great flood. Of course they said. Then he asked if it was true all of the earth was covered with water, even the tallest mountains. They said yes. Then he asked where did all that water come from and where did it go when it receded??

  4. The story of the flood existed in other cultures as well. If you have never been outside of Podunk and Podunk is flooded as far as eye can see then the whole earth is flooded. And besides in that 40 day down pour SW Saskatchewan only got 1/4 of an inch. It's in the book.

  5. The old folks here just love to go on about the Rapture. They're kind of cute but god help us if they ever get any power. Well, thing is they already do have too much power. Scary.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."