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From: "Maggie Stewart-Grant" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 01:50:41 GMT
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Stop me if you've heard this...
Noah's Ark in Today's Society...
The Lord speaks to Noah and says: "In one year, I am going to make it rain
and cover the whole Earth with water until all is destroyed. But I want you
to save the righteous people and two of every kind of living thing on the
Earth. Therefore, I am commanding you to build an Ark."
In a flash of lightning, God delivered the specifications for an Ark.
Fearful and trembling, Noah took the plans and agreed to build the Ark.
"Remember," said the Lord, "You must complete the Ark and bring everything
aboard in one year."
Exactly one year later, a fierce storm cloud formed and all the seas of the
earth went into a tumult. The Lord saw Noah sitting in his front yard
"Noah." He shouted, "Where is the Ark?"
"Lord, please forgive me!" cried Noah. "I did my best but there were big
problems. First, I had to get a permit for construction and your plans did
not comply with the codes. I had to hire an engineering firm and redraw the
Then I got into a fight with OSHA over whether or not the Ark needed a fire
sprinkler system and floatation devices.
Then my neighbor objected, claiming I was violating zoning ordinances by
building the Ark in my front yard, so I had to get a variance from the city
I had problems getting enough wood for the Ark, because there was a ban on
cutting trees to protect the Spotted Owl. I finally convinced the U.S.
Forest Service that I needed the wood to save the owls.
However, the Fish and Wildlife Service won't let me catch any owls. So, no
The carpenters formed a union and went out on strike. I had to negotiate a
settlement with the National Labor Union. Now I have 16 carpenters on the
Ark, but still no owls.
When I started rounding up the other animals, I got sued by an animal rights
group. They objected to me only taking two of each kind aboard.
Just when I got the suit dismissed, the EPA notified me that I could not
complete the Ark without filing an environmental impact statement on your
proposed flood. They didn't take very kindly to the idea that they had no
jurisdiction over the conduct of the Creator of the universe.
Then the Army Corps of Engineer demanded a map of the proposed new flood
plain. I sent them a globe.
Right now, I am trying to resolve a complaint filed with the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission that I am practicing discrimination by not
taking godless, unbelieving people aboard!
The IRS has seized all my assets, claiming that I'm building the Ark in
preparation to flee the country to avoid paying taxes.
I just got a notice from the State that I owe some kind of user tax and
failed to register the Ark as a 'recreational water craft.'
Finally the ACLU got the courts to issue an injunction against further
construction of the Ark, saying that since God is flooding the earth, it is
a religious event and therefore unconstitutional.
I really don't think I can finish the Ark for another 5 or 6 years!" Noah
The sky began to clear, the sun began to shine and the seas began to calm. A
rainbow arched across the sky.
Noah looked up hopefully. "You mean you are not going to destroy the Earth,
"No," said the Lord sadly. "The government already has!"
"Eve McLaughlin" <> wrote in message
> >> Cosmology was different in the Genesis era. God said "Let there be
> >> light" on the first day but created the sun a few days later. See -
> >> the normal rules did not apply.
> But they did - the workmen just didn't turn up when they would. That's
> par for the course
> Eve McLaughlin
> Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
> Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society