Thursday, 22 October 2015

Genesis - Without Phil Collins

GENESIS Chapter 2 Verse 18-19

God took some soil from the ground and made the birds and animals and brought them to Adam so he can name them.

At first, Adam was very hesitant, and as each animal passed in front of him he mumbled monosyllables: "Ant, bee, cat, dog, cow, pig ..." and so on.

In time, he became more adventurous and used longer words, "giraffe, horse, llama, tiger, panther, zebra ..." and so on.

But there were many animals and birds, not to mention all the fishes in the sea, still to be named. So Adam grew tired and he could hardly keep his eyes open. When the next animal walked by him he said "Hippopotamus amphibius or Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis depending on the size of the animal."

At which point God hit Adam on the head with a dead bat and said "Don't be too clever, lad!"

And that's how we got the word Hippopotamus.

Make sure you spell it correctly.

And don't abbreviate it to Hippo. For Adam's sake!

16 comments:

  1. FUNNY, Victor!
    Adam was a cheeky chap!
    Blessings!

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  2. Hi Victor! (and yet, what would Genesis be without Phil Collins????)
    Poor Adam, it is a lot to ask to name all the animals. Can't help but notice that he didn't name any of them Ceil. Hey....maybe he did? Just got the spelling wrong I suppose.

    'Don't be too clever' should be my mantra. Keep it simple, and life is a lot sweeter!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil,

      Yes, Genesis was a great group with Phil Collins; and also I like his solo songs.

      Some bits of the Bible Genesis seem odd to me. Like the naming of the animals, and God taking Adam's rib to make Eve. Didn't even ask his permission.

      By the way, hope you visit here on Sunday. I have a guest post.

      God bless.

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  3. There's probably many times the Lord wants to thump us on the head and yell, "K.I.S.S." in our ear!! (Keep It Simple Stupid) I'm notorious for making things complicated. I'll be sure to blame Adam for that now. *grin*
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. I so agree with you Sparky. We should keep it simple. Why did Adam have to use difficult words like rhododendron? Why not just say "flower". And the next one would be "another flower" and "yet another flower". Simple.

      God bless you.

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  4. Every body, "I" mean everybody has their own version of what really took place in paradise with A dam, "I" mean ADAM Nowadays!... Do YA want to ear, "I" mean here, No, No, "I" meant to say hear my version....

    I hear YA! Please! Add a K.I.S.S. to "IT"....

    God Bless you and yours

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  5. Good one, Victor! Of course poor Adam was exhausted - a "day" to the Lord is a thousand years. Poor guy didn't sleep a wink for most of his life :)

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    1. If a day to the Lord is a thousand years it must have been terrible for Moses to fix an appointment with Him. Can you imagine: "Get up the mountain tomorrow and get some Commandments!"

      "Is that tomorrow in 24 hours Lord? Or in a thousand years? Because I may be dead by then!"

      "Tomorrow means tomorrow, you fool !!!"

      "OK, Lord. How much will these Commandments cost?

      "They are free !!!"

      "OK ... I'll have ten then."

      God bless you Mary. Keep smiling.

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  6. A great way to kick off Friday, Victor!

    Appreciate the humor that springs from your heart ...

    Weekend joys to you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda. Hope you visit again on Sunday for a great post.

      God bless.

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  7. Too funny, Victor. After reading this I have all kinds of jokes coming to my mind (this happens after being the second youngest of five kids, you have to be quick-witted to survive and my poor husband gets the brunt of it now. He's a very good sport.), but I'm going to keep most of them to myself for fear of the lightening strikes.

    Thinking about the poor Moses and his anger when he struck that rock! Wondering how many of those disobedient people he was thinking about...would he not want to strike all of us today if he were leading us???

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    1. Hello Kim,

      I am sure God has a sense of humour. He created me didn't He? Well, at least I hope He has a sense of humour otherwise I'm in real trouble.

      As for Moses ... can you imagine one man telling a whole lot of people "Get ready ... we're leaving this place" and they all followed him. These days people would sit down to discuss his proposals and the strategy on how he would implement them. They would set up committees and appoint heads of committees to work out travel plans, food supply, communications lines and so on ... all before their poor wives had time to pack their bags and leave Cairo.

      It took him fourty years to travel a distance which even on foot should not have taken more than a month, and not once did he ask directions from a passing camel or desert creature.

      God bless you and your family.

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  8. And then God created a woman out of Adam's rib and when she walked by Adam said, "What a chick!" And God hit him over the head. Be a gentleman. Name her Eve. And that's how we got Adam and Eve. ;)

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    1. Brilliant Manny. I never thought of that.

      Why did God need a rib anyway? Is it true that all men have a missing rib as a result? If so, I wonder where mine is.

      God bless you and yours.

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