9.45am local time, 23°C (73°F), rainy and sunny

A friend of mine was asking me a rather profound theological question on my social feed today. I gave her an uncharacteristically profound theological answer.

demotiv adam and eve

(Image via c4c; words by me)

FRIEND: Errrrr…… How did Adam and Eve’s children have their own children???

Yes, the Bible’s official position is three boys first (Cain, Abel and Seth) and then “other sons and daughters” (Genesis 5:4). Sorry, I misread your post. How, right? Well, you know, the ‘regular’ way, I suppose.

(Readers please feel free to correct me here.)

FRIEND: Robert, what I have been thinking is they will have to marry each other, which means brother-n-sister marriage (incestuous marriages). And what about the DNA genetic prob???

In church doctrine, they’re officially not siblings. Adam was made from dust, and Eve from a part of him. In that sense, it’s more like father and daughter. But the church will go nuts to hear that, so it says Adam and Eve are outside the normal channels of relationships. DNA-wise, it’s irrelevant to them — they’re both soil anyway.

Sorry, I just realised the point of your original question. Yeah, Adam and Eve’s children get to have children too. Yeah, doing the “iThing,” unfortunately. And that’s why we are not immortal…

FRIEND: More precisely, if Adam and are both soil, then HE the real man, the REAL human being ’coz he ate meat finally.

You certainly have a point there about “ate meat finally.” *wink-wink*

risque playing cards (via sharenator.com)

We work with the hand we’ve been dealt with…

(click image for full size)

(Hat tip to V.A. in Down Under for the inspiration)

(Above image created from images via Sharenator.com)

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Movies: Kick-ass now, or be ass-wiped later

Monday 7 April 2014, 12.01am HKT


12.51pm local time, 24°C (75°F), sunny and warm

TWO more movies watched last week but I was too scared to write about them until this week.

God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) via Wikipedia

God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

Warner Bros., black & white, 1 hour 30 mins

The plot seems to me:

Dramatisation of American Colonel Robert Lee Scott Jr’s air-force service in the Pacific during WW2. At 34 and considered too old for aerial combat, Scott volunteered for a secret bombing run from the Philippines on Tokyo. When the mission was scrubbed, he instead flew cargo over ‘The Hump’ (the Himalayas) into China. Desperate for an aerial combat fix, Scott wangled his way into flying ‘pursuit’ (fighter/interceptor) missions over China with the Flying Tigers fighter group (then of the Republic of China Air Force). Did the job kick-ass.

The whole point of the movie:

If you want something badly enough, you’ve got to have it your way — kind of like that bitch magazine editor in “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) but in a more constructive way. You’ve got to have that raw farkin’ hunger to want something and that raw farkin’ singlemindedness to want to get things done — otherwise you ain’t gonna be given it because people won’t think you’ve got it in you to carry on with it.

Interesting:

This is one of the very few wartime movies that injects Hong Kong into its central themes. It (accurately) mentions many of the landmarks of the place and the sentiments of the Hong Kong Chinese of the time. When the film was released (7 April 1945), Hong Kong was still under Japanese occupation (until Liberation Day, 30 August 1945).

My private name for it: “Touch Me, and I’ll Put You Down”

(Image above via Wikipedia)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) via Wikipedia

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

IMF etc (studios), Warner/Columbia (distribution), 1 hour 40 mins

The plot seems to me:

Two Terminators get sent back in time. Skynet’s well-built, well-mannered and well-cleavaged T-X is gunning for John Connor & Co. The rude, rube and outdated T101 from the Resistance tries to keep them meatbags alive. The future Mrs Connor gets sucked into this raw deal of meatbags vs. meat-mincers, made worse knowing that she’ll eventually be a widow on 4th July 2032. Skynet becomes ‘self-aware’ (which is probably the best middle finger to its creators who probably had never been even nominally self-ware anytime in their lives) and launches massive nuclear strikes against the whole human race. The rest is future history.

The whole point of the movie:

When you’re going to test out something never before tried, kindly do it first in a self-contained environment with a reasonably easy termination switch. If it ever gets out and messes with Real Life, your troubles are about to hit Warp Factor 5½ Million and unfixably massive, and there might be no way back. Common sense, really. It also shows that government officials are jointly and severally LESS SENTIENT than a simple PC with no mouse and an outdated graphics card that’s been infected with an egotistical Internet virus made by the NSA.

Teaches us:

That which helps or succours eventually will be our undoing should we become overly attached to it — which is how the great John Connor behaves towards T101, which wet-jobs him on 4th July 2032.

Interesting:

In Hong Kong, the censors cut out the juicy bit — the T-X in extreme undress at the start of the movie. It was felt that the nakedness was against the sensibilities of the Chinese people. That’s rich, coming as it does for a population of 1.3 billion with uncontrollable breeding habits…

My private name for it: “Beta Testing”

(Image above via Wikipedia)

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