It is always worth considering that your theology might be wrong…
Is it possible to pet (caress) the duck? If so, will there be rewards in the afterlife if ones does that?
Since you are a trained and excellent Biblical scholar, it is up to you to decide if my two questions are to be interpreted literaly or if their meaning has to be sought elsewhere.
This comment isn’t related to the duck of death, just wanted to inform you of this:
You might be interested in listening to this podcast (http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/2013/11/05/demythologizing-scholarship-and-calls-on-todays-dividing-line/). The calvinist fundie James White one of your books!
I saw that, thanks, and have been meaning to mention it – not that there is much substance to his interaction, since apparently he listened to me and Dunn on audiobook!