17
Dec
09

Sumerian Tablet Documents Creation

I suppose you’ve heard the creationist fantasy that the Earth was created in 4004 BCE, at least once or twice in your lifetime. It seems to have been documented!

According to recently excavated clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script, thousands of Sumerians—the first humans to establish systems of writing, agriculture, and government—were working on their sophisticated irrigation systems when the Father of All Creation reached down from the ether and blew the divine spirit of life into their thriving civilization.

“I do not understand,” reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. “A booming voice is saying, ‘Let there be light,’ but there is already light. It is saying, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass,’ but I am already standing on grass.”

I am left only wondering why creationists hold on to such silliness. For fuck’s sake, we have dendrochronological evidence indicating the Earth is at least 11,000 years old.

As Douglas Adams once wrote: “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”

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2 Responses to “Sumerian Tablet Documents Creation”


  1. 1 sandysays1
    December 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Yep the Chinese were wondering about all those Sumerians. Far east culture was already a few grand old then. Confuscious say: What real difference does it make? Nobody alive now saw it.

  2. 2 jaredcormier
    December 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Well, there were lots of CULTURES that were far older than 4000 BCE, but the Sumerians were the only ones actually writing by then; also, they invented glue before that. Maybe god needed glue first.


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