The Christian Cosmic Egg

A piece of art from the Israel Museum: An egg with the first chapter of Genesis written on it:

genesisegg.jpg

Mmm… contradictalicious.

(via Futility Closet)


[tags]atheist, atheism[/tags]

  • Siamang

    Where’s the chicken? You can’t have an uncaused egg. Everyone knows that eggs come from chickens. Perhaps an infinite-powered, invisible, uncaused giant invisible Chicken!

  • http://intrinsicallyknotted.wordpress.com Susan B.

    I dunno, I’m seeing a sort of symbolism that was probably unintended–something about how we have to break free of the rigid protective shell of scripture (read: creationism) in order to see the light of knowlege and understanding, and start to grow…

  • Stephanie
  • http://lifebeforedeath.blogsome.com Felicia Gilljam

    That’s beautiful. But then I think eggs are beautiful.

  • ellen

    Artistically speaking, I like it a lot.

    The egg shape is one of nature’s most beautiful.

  • Richard Wade

    Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken! Chicken chicken chicken! Chicken! Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken!

  • Karen

    Wow, that’s cool.

  • Tracy

    That would be REALLY good with a couple slices of BACON!!

  • Siamang

    Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken? Chicken chicken chicken chicken ( chicken chicken chicken)?

  • http://jmccance.blogspot.com Joel

    I love alphabets in general, and the Hebrew alphabet especially. This is definitely a case where I don’t really care about the religion: this is just beautiful art.

  • I like tea

    I dunno, I’m seeing a sort of symbolism that was probably unintended–something about how we have to break free of the rigid protective shell of scripture (read: creationism) in order to see the light of knowlege and understanding, and start to grow…

    Haha, very nice point.

  • Richard Wade

    Siamang, those are very good questions, to which I can only reply, “Chicken.”

  • http://bornagainblog.wordpress.com Justin McKean

    I don’t mean to be argumentative, but even though I’m an atheist I’m offended at the implications of destroying this egg to eat it, etc., here. Not a lot, but I am. This is a beautiful, beautiful piece of work. I’d love to go see it in person. The one good thing to come from religion is the art, after all. Do we have to be insulting all the time?

  • http://daybydayhsing.blogspot.com Dawn

    That’s gorgeous.

  • http://hoverfrog.wordpress.com hoverFrog

    Oh clucking hell.

  • jedipunk

    I am just curious how may people will ask why the KJV wasn’t used.

  • Diane

    It’s a lovely piece, and a lovely photograph also. I’m curious if it truly contains all and exactly all of the first chapter. If I attempted such a thing, the letters towards the bottom would be all tiny and crammed together when I realized I was running out of room…

  • Karen

    Justin, we’re a bunch of smart-asses on here and we like silliness. That’s all. ;-)

    Don’t worry – nobody’s really wants to eat that egg. We’re much fonder of babies and kittens.


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