There is no limit in this culture of people who mock or ridicule people of faith. Some are downright nasty while others bemuse themselves with jabs at the religions for humor or entertainment. Bill Maher is a combination of both. Here is one of his few quotes I would feel comfortable quoting in this blog post: "It worries me that people are running my country who think - who believe in a talking snake."I guess it would be snarky to say that some may find him to be a talking snake, and a more irenic response would be to say, "I'm sure you could easily find people who think that both of us are talking snakes."
But the skeptical (mocking with sarcastic tone) question remains...."Do you believe in that brain dead story!?"
Not just Genesis... Here is how Bill Maher ridicules the entire gospel:
Tryin' hard to recreate, What had yet to be created....
As he rises to her apology....Anybody else would surely know...
He's watching her go
But what a fool believes, he sees
No wise man has the power.... to reason away
What seems...... to be
But let's go back to Genesis... back to creation, back to the garden, back to the talking snake in the garden....
I read it, and there is room for analogy and interpretation....I read it differently now, but it still rings true.... and if you accept the one line "In the beginning, God" .... the rest isn't hard to accept on face value.
What a fool believes?
I think I could put the shoe on the other foot....
What else explains life? our understanding of good? dark? seasons? weeks?
How am I able to internally meditate and debate value and purpose?
Why do I wrangle over words?
Can I explain death or zeal for life without some knowledge of the divine?
Who is the bigger fool? One who joins others in a shared belief in a Judeo-Christian cosmology? Or the one who looks at the uncanny nature of the fine tuning of the universe as one cosmic accident?
The Bible actually takes sides here: