Favorite Thing I’ve Seen Today

Jeff VanderMeer • April 30th, 2008 @ 3:13 pm • Uncategorized

23 Responses to “Favorite Thing I’ve Seen Today”

  1. waterfowl says:

    I KNEW IT!!!

    It is brilliant.

  2. Andrew says:

    I don’t get it… Jesus holding a dinosaur? Am I missing something?

  3. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Matt Staggs found it. Perhaps he can explain…

  4. Jessica Reisman says:

    Heeheehee. That warms my cockles, it does.

  5. Matt Staggs says:

    I thought of it as a rather amusing comment on the inherent absurdity of “creation science,” myself, but I believe the image also functions well as just a bizarre Dada-like objet d’art.

  6. Larry says:

    I thought that was from that Creation Museum in Kentucky or something. Amusing, nonetheless. I’m waiting for the image of Jesus holding a 40 next.

  7. Chris Billett says:

    It’s Jesus holding a Dinosaur – *what’s not to understand*?!?

  8. cat sparks says:

    I love it!!!

  9. Laird says:

    That is one of the most incisive, yet heartwarming, commentaries I’ve encountered regarding evolution v. creationism. I love it.

  10. j_m_mcdermott says:

    You know, I was a firm evolutionist for as long as I have been able to pronounce the word “science”.

    Then, I saw that picture, and it occurred to me that science is powerless against Jesus and his dinosaurs. No amount of science could possibly explain the awesomeness of both Jesus and dinosaurs.

    I have seen the light! I renounce my heathen ways of science!

  11. Barbara Forbes-Lyons says:

    In light of the current B.S. going down at our fair capital regarding the Teaching of non-Evolution Theories (AKA how to get religion into the classroom no matter what), I think this is just what the Dr. ordered.

  12. Larry says:

    I’m waiting for Felix Gilman to appear with a YouTube link to that video of a banana being the atheist’s worst nightmare.

  13. j_m_mcdermott says:

    Actually, in retrospect, that couldn’t possibly be Jesus.

    I recognize him:


    And the dinosaur? Nope.


    I don’t know what the heck Chris Robinson is doing in his bathrobe with a baby komodo dragon, but whatever it is, it is far more rational than intelligent design, no matter how much vaseline he’s using to blur that camera lens.

  14. Transfiguring Roar says:

    Holding a dinosaur as opposed to holding a lamb. Jesus is the shepherd of people, leading them to God/truth. What then is this Jesus that holds a carnivore?

  15. Sarah Endacott says:

    How come all Jesuses wear hoodies?

  16. Steve Buchheit says:

    Jesus loves the little di-nos, all the little dinos of the world.

    Oh man, symbolism in religion is dead. There’s a reason why it’s supposed to be a lamb.

    I can hear the revised homilies now, “And so, like the dinosaurs gave themselves to us to test our beliefs, so did our God give himself up for our sins.” Or, something like that.

  17. Steve Buchheit says:

    By religion I meant “Christianity.” Sorry about that.

    Sarah Endacott, all Jesuses (and I think that’s actually “Jesusi” – if there’s a term like flock, school, or gaggle for multiple Jesuses I don’t know it) wear hoodies because they’re obviously all gangsta (you can’t see the tatts on his back and neck because of the shirts and long hair).

  18. Andrew says:

    I want to hang that picture up on my wall now lol.

  19. Matt Staggs says:

    Steve, the “God put dinosaur bones into the earth to test our faith” meme still gets some play way down south. One of the librarians at my city’s library has an “Evolution is Science Fiction!” bumper sticker on her car.

  20. Steve Buchheit says:

    Matt, my wife teaches College Biology, yeah, I know that line of reasoning. And it’s not for just down South.

    Also, I wanted to thank you for sharing. The humor and conversation this has generated has been excellent. It all started with the question “But then why’d He let them all go extinct, Daddy!?”

  21. Kate says:

    Mr. Vandermeer, I believe what you really need is a good, long look at Raptor Jesus: http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/6674/11480430233774mj.jpg

  22. Scott - South Carolina says:

    Where can I get a T-Shirt?

  23. Scott says:

    Someone needs to make a t-shirt out of this, if they do I will order a dozen. Email me at [email protected]

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