September 23, 2007

Smiling about the end of the world.

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I have no idea what religion this is.

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And I don't want to know.

But doesn't God look a little smarmy in that picture? I think it's unlikely that God has that Michelangelo-style white beard:



But I'm just so, so sure He's not going with the mustache but no beard look. I can't picture a God that grows whiskers. But if He does, the flowing beard look probably the divine choice. It says, I'm too busy to shave. But I think that if He needs to shave and decides to shave, He's going for the clean-shaven look.

And could we get a few more options about "the future for the earth"? And a little less smugness that you've got a lock on "paradise"?

16 comments:

Maxine Weiss said...

But what happens if God wears shorts?

Palladian said...

The future of earth is, in the long term, not our future. Our future is the stars.

igbalonigbanlo said...

My money is on Jehovahs Witnesses. They are the ones with that kind of distinctive art and approach.

igbalonigbanlo said...

As a Pastafarian myself, I'm highly offended by your statement that God shaves.

rhhardin said...

Good news, end of the earth division.

vnjagvet said...

If god wants a clean face, he doesn't have to shave, does he?

He simply decrees, "henceforth, no
whiskers shall sully my face".

Poof -- no more whiskers.

SGT Ted said...

According to Michelangelo, God has that beard. So, there.

Meade said...

I think you will find, when you finally cross over the river Jordan, God bears a strong resemblance to Loretta Hostetler's husband, Larry.
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1387619576&size=o

Ed said...

Engineer-me: If there is a collision it's technically a meteorite.

I think.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

They should just quote this little ditty and be done with it:

Dies iræ! dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla
Teste David cum Sibylla!

Quantus tremor est futurus,
quando judex est venturus,
cuncta stricte discussurus!

Tuba mirum spargens sonum
per sepulchra regionum,
coget omnes ante thronum.

Mors stupebit et natura,
cum resurget creatura,
judicanti responsura.


Should wipe those smiles right off. But then again, they'd have to understand Latin.

No self-respecting prophet of doom uses Latin any more, though. Too much baggage.

English always sounds slightly absurd, which may explain the grins.

So, what do you think is the best language to use to talk about the end of time?

Albatross said...

"So, what do you think is the best language to use to talk about the end of time?"

Esperanto. It's made up, and it sounds funny. Just like end-of-time predictions.

blake said...

Hopi.

ricpic said...

It's the religion of I can't hold my cock in public so I do the next best thing and clasp my hands around my knee men.

Parker Smith said...

So, you think those are there knees?

The end of the world is just REALLY exciting!

Hazy Dave said...

Meade, the Larry Hostetler photo reminds me of a favorite Deep Thought:

When you die, if you get a choice between Regular Heaven and Pie Heaven, choose Pie Heaven. It might be a trick, but if it's not, "Mmmmmmm..."

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

John 1:18
"No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him."

[emphasis added]

So, it seems, no one that represents God visually is correct.