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Role of Snakes

Postby Octoraptor42 on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:12 pm

So I realize that the giant squid was created to hide the truth that the FSM was hugging pirate ships and other squids, noodly though they may appear, were created to give credence to the giant squid, but what is the deal with snakes? Many cultures consider them to be evil, but they look so very noodly! Worms too...
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:01 pm

Christianity thinks they look like a penis. Penis implies sex, sex is fun, fun is bad, QED snakes is bad.
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby DaveL on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:24 pm

ROFL, Yes Snakes = pen!s

It's Freudian - anything long and cylindrical = male
- anything with cup or cave like shapes = female

I bet the author of the snake in Genesis wasn't a woman.

Hey, if all the worlds skyscrapers are designed from a male perpsective, then what would the world's skylines look like if they were designed from a female perspective - CAVES?

Seriously though snakes historically have had a bad deal. They control rats and vermin - so give them some credit Christians.
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby black bart on Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:19 am

Weevils are a type of worm aren't they?

I like snakes, we've only got a few kinds in the UK, I've never even seen an Adder. Cleopatra killed herself with an asp and by all accounts she was no saint...she had her sister and brother murdered.

I agree with Dave L, give snakes a break.
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Ubi Dubius on Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:29 am

When my daughters brought their brand-new plush snakes to my fundy brother's house, his children said, "Snakes are the Devil's creatures" and wouldn't play with them (the snakes, not my kids). My kids didn't let it bother them. They like snakes. They're cute.
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:16 pm

black bart wrote:I like snakes, we've only got a few kinds in the UK, I've never even seen an Adder.

Ever see a subtractor?
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:57 pm

The gf wants a pet snake. I think that i'm going to get her one for her b-day. They ARE noodly....
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:01 pm

Choose the breed carefully. Some of them can get pretty big.
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Octoraptor42 on Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:28 pm

Weevils are a type of worm aren't they?


Actually, weevils are beetles with odd-shaped elongate heads. Still, you must give them credit for trying to be noodly like worms and snakes
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Scott the Pirate on Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:54 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Choose the breed carefully. Some of them can get pretty big.


I think that she just wants a corn snake, but nice video though.
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:30 pm

Scott the Pirate wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Choose the breed carefully. Some of them can get pretty big.


I think that she just wants a corn snake, but nice video though.

What did you say? She wants a porn snake?
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-- Philip K Dick

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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Scott the Pirate on Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:45 pm

Yeah.... that's what i meant.....and here i was accusing TwistedSister of being an old perv....
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Euphoria on Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:57 am

Totrick people into eating apples out of magical trees
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby Black Jake on Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:56 am

The animal which best resembles spaghetti—in both straight and wavy forms—is the serpent. The serpent has long been worshipped; there is even a special term for this—ophiolatry. The ancient culture of the Australian Aborigines honours the Rainbow Serpent, who is credited with creating much of the landscape. The motif of the serpent around the tree or stick is widespread. The Norse religion had the World Serpent twined around Yggdrasil, the primal tree. Still today the twin serpents around a staff symbolise healing through the grace of Hippocrates, by whom modern physicians swear an oath not to overcharge their patients. The book of Exodus, while containing much that is unreliable, is doubtless correct in describing the contest between Mosey and the Egyptian priests, turning their boring old sticks into serpents. The best moment comes in the book of Genesis, when the animal with the forked tongue, twined around a tree, instructs the woman to resist authority and explore the world. Whereas the Lord represents the power to be obeyed, the fork in the serpent’s tongue represents a choice, like a fork in the road. So the serpent stands for the realisation of human potential and the difficulty of choosing among various sorts of pasta on the menu of an Italian restaurant. Truly the prologue to the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster hath said, the forked tongue is the language of science, the development of theories based on empirical observation. Being on the side of unthinking subservience, the Christian church has misrepresented the serpent as evil, in an attempt to turn people away from the FSM and independent thought.
The serpent is thus the essential sacred animal in the Pastafarian cosmos, although it is also true that worms, as spaghetti-like animals, are important in the life of Charles Darwin and the development of the theory of evolution. Serpents complement the parrot as the sacred bird associated with pirates.
Another important religion is Zoroastrianism, in which fire is worshipped. It is surely significant that Zoroaster/Zarathustra, the prophet of the sacred pasta cooking fire, had a sacred serpent and eagle, there being not much difference between a parrot and an eagle (Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra).
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Re: Role of Snakes

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:14 am

Black Jake wrote:Hippocrates, by whom modern physicians swear an oath not to overcharge their patients.

:haha: :haha:
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