Each Thursday I will use one of my “Did You Know?” columns that have been so popular in my monthly “Preacher Helps.”
Did You Know….
…that in 1990, the University of Arizona poison control center treated a man who was bitten on the tongue while kissing a rattlesnake?
…that no matter how dumb you feel at times, you will not feel so stupid if you never kiss a rattlesnake on the mouth?
…that billiard champion Louis Fox, was playing a big money match in upstate NY in 1865 when a fly landed on his cue ball and unable to shoo away the fly, he miscued, lost the game, fled the hall in shame, jumped into the river, and drowned?
…that in Assyria, the heads of important people were hung from trees in the king’s garden and the king and his lords saluted and drank to their health?
…that a Brazilian man walked in penance and thanksgiving halfway across the country, carrying a big cross in gratitude for his fiancée recovering her health; however, she married another man while he was on his walk?
…that in ancient Babylonia, the death penalty was imposed for murder, banditry, kidnapping, rape, incest, protecting a run-a-way slave, stealing from a temple, casting a spell upon a person, and charging too much for a beer?
…that in 1929, a man had stomach surgery and the surgeon removed buttons, nails, thimbles, safety pins, tacks, beads, pins, nail file and other items?
…that suicide is considered a long-term solution to a short term problem?
…that the commissioner of the U.S. Office of Patents said in 1899, “Everything that can be invented has been invented”?
…that Oxford professor, Erasmus Wilson said in 1878, of the new electric lights, “no more will be heard of it”?
…that the Literary Digest reported in 1899 that the automobile “will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle”?
…that in Mesopotamia there were about 65,000 distinct pagan gods, each one represented by a physical idol?
…that Jesus Christ is still the only hope for the world?
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.