A piece of art from the Israel Museum: An egg with the first chapter of Genesis written on it:
(via Futility Closet)
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!
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…
I found the chicken:
That’s beautiful. But then I think eggs are beautiful.
Artistically speaking, I like it a lot.
The egg shape is one of nature’s most beautiful.
Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken! Chicken chicken chicken! Chicken! Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken!
Wow, that’s cool.
That would be REALLY good with a couple slices of BACON!!
Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken? Chicken chicken chicken chicken ( chicken chicken chicken)?
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.
Haha, very nice point.
Siamang, those are very good questions, to which I can only reply, “Chicken.”
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?
Oh clucking hell.
I am just curious how may people will ask why the KJV wasn’t used.
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…
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.