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God Has Poor Aim

A couple of months ago, I asked God to strike me down with a meteorite. Apparently, God has poor aim as I live nowhere near Bloomington, Illinois. Is that the best you can do, God?

Perhaps I should start praying to other deities aside from the Judeo-Christian God. Maybe I should try praying to magmar, the volcanic transfomer…


Evelyn is a geologist, writer, traveler, and skeptic residing in Cape Town, South Africa with frequent trips back to the US for work. She has two adorable cats; enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking; and has a very large rock collection. You can follow her on twitter @GeoEvelyn. She also writes a geology blog called Georneys.

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  1. What the…

    First Rebecca throws out a Dinosaur Comics reference, then Evelyn posts a picture of a Rock Lord! Sweet Jebus!

    I had a nearly full collection of those suckers when I was a little kid. I was quite fond of the little gold one and the serpentine quartz-based evil-doer. I've STILL got the leader of the good-guys, having found him when my parents moved from our former home of 15 years.

    Wow. Way to bring back memories AND earn nerd cred, Evelyn. You Skepchicks sure know how to please/tease a geek!

  2. I do believe you should pray to Voltron, the Defender of the Universe. Or perhaps Jem and the Holograms, she might be able to do some damage with her crazy hair and Sylvia Browne nails. She's bitchtastic!

  3. I saw the picture before the words and I thought it was a chocolate Transformer at first. Maybe I need to clean my screen. :-/

  4. Wow.

    I used to have one of those and always wondered what it was.

    I had Sticks n' Stones and I remember how easy it was to transform it.

    Damn, if only I still had it, I'd more than likely sell it on E-Bay…

  5. Wow, Rocklords.

    I think I've actually got two or thee of those in my giant "popcorn tin of toys I just can't bear to throw away".

  6. Anthony, you have a giant popcorn tin of toys?? WOW…that's precisely what I once had, and I believe that one such tin still exists somewhere in the clutter of my grandparents' house.

    I gave away a popcorn tin of toys to some poor children shortly after I stopped deriving enjoyment from playing with them, so I've lost a good many bits of nostalgia. But I've secreted away a good amount of stuff, too, and although I don't have a particular REASON for doing so, I know it'll be fun to dig through it all one day and perhaps give some to my own kids if I end up having any…though by that time they'll have Super-toys or something anyway and all my stuff will be LAME. :)

  7. How can you disparage God's aim like that?

    Remember, God is in Heaven, which must farther than the edge of the Universe.

    So he threw this rock from perhaps 15 billion light-years. Missing by a few hundred miles aint' bad at all :)

  8. Well GreenNeck2, perhaps his aim is just as bad when he's answering prayers, and that would explain the dreadful track record god has in that regard …

  9. So he threw this rock from perhaps 15 billion light-years. Missing by a few hundred miles aint’ bad at all

    Obviously this kind of advance planning could only be accomplished by a real, powerful god! ;)

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