Me and my Calvinist friend like to rag on each other. The other day she stated that a naturalistic, atheistic worldview is simply illogical.
“Especially when compared to talking snakes and benevolent harpies”, I retorted. Oh! Your beloved blogger was in top form that day! If only I didn’t talk like George W. Bush immediately post-op, I could have taken that snap on the road. As it was I had to repeat it three times, which kind of ruined the delivery.
“Benevolent harpies”, for the record, is Snarkinese for “angels.” Essentially, that’s what they are, right? We humans love our flying people! Unfortunately the real world has a noted lack of Ornithian-Americans and other six-limbed tetrapods. (I believe they became extinct in the Late Outofmyassic period.) Anyway, civilizations the world over tried to rectify nature’s mistake by inventing magic bird people, each unique to the culture that spawned it. Alas, it’s only in our fevered minds that these beings can exist.
Or is it? I researched the topic further, and wouldn’t ya know it? Angels make sense.
Here’s a graph to prove it.
Damn you, Calvinist friend! You got me pegged this time!
Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t offer a rebuttal. Dr. Carlin, if you would…?