Wednesday, 7 January 2009

bible magic

Inspired by a comment on some blog or other, a list of magical acts and creatures documented in the bible. Can you add to the list?
Zombies
Dragons
Unicorns
Satyrs
Angels
Demons
Giants
Talking snakes
Magical trees
Afterlifes
Transmutation
Ressurection
Transubstantiation
Various gods
Disembodied hands supernaturally writing stuff
Precognition
Duplication of food
Unexplained language ability
People walking around with fire on their heads
Walking on water
Spontaneous creation of universes
Tsunami on command
Plagues of various varieties on demand
Ability to stave off son-death with lamb's blood, since omnipotent god couldn't otherwise detect the faithful
Demonic possession
Turning sticks into snakes
Making walls fall down with marching and trumpets
Suspension of physical laws due to requests by the confessedly unworthy
Fish-belly survival
The whole world flooding
People living up to 900 years
Lepracy healed
Blindness healed
Withered hands healed

There's bound to be absolutely loads that I've missed, these are just off the top of my head.

I'm not sure I have a point, it's just fun to see these things written down in one place. It's also great when religious people say that things like evolution are unbelievable whereas the above are perfectly acceptable. Why? Because someone wrote it down a couple of thousand years ago. Nice work, people.

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