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Ripley’s Believe it or Not

When you start talking hermeneutics, I go to sleep. Exegesis….that’s not my job 🙂

See, there's this thing called biology...

I love the oddities, the unusual, the strange, and bizarre. Well, up to a point. We shouldn’t be trying to make the peculiar it into a competition or something, like we often do here in the 9th circuit of hell.

When the kids were young we took them to museums and curiosity shops, including Ripley’s. Truth really is stranger than fiction. There is more mystery and  magic in the world than we can even comprehend. There are stories being written that we can’t see, that we probably wouldn’t even believe if we could watch them unfold. Stories so absurd, even in the face of irrefutable evidence, our brains would still rebel. Nope, this does not compute, just too absurd.

Absurd is neither good or bad, it simply means, “wildly unreasonable, illogical.” It slams into the reasoning parts of our brain and is promptly rejected, dismissed as “absurd.” Doesn’t mean…

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