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A quantum leap of faith

James Houck's synod resolution turns ELCA attention on science

You know Jimmy: You've had a kid like him in your class if you've ever taught vacation Bible school.

Today's lesson is the story of Noah. Twenty kids around 7 years old are in various stages of painting themselves and the plaster animals they've made. You're enjoying abundant pandemonium while simultaneously pouring cherry Kool-Aid and parceling out animal crackers and rainbow Skittles.

Little Jimmy, the class brainiac, looks at you and asks, "How could Noah possibly have squeezed two animals of every species onto one boat, and how did they ever dispose of all that animal poo?"

 


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