An abstemious God

My site was down for a while and I panicked. I can’t find any of my regular blogbuddies through Google except for Boudica. The rest of you are so ornery that you don’t show up, whereas I’m top of the pile for “nazmania”.

I was thinking last night (I know, I apologise and will not be making a habit of it) and realised, the year 2007 is on its way!! What this means is that God hasn’t got his leg over in about Two Thousand Years, if you believe the news. How people are going to respect a God who doesn’t even get a bit of action every now and then, only God knows. But He seems to be quite busy interfering with reptiles and amphibians, producing “virgin birth” after “virgin birth” with no end in sight, nor indeed any talk of child support.

I then imagined what the conversation would go like today:-

Cuckolded Husband:- You what?? But we didn’t even….

“Virgin” Wife:- It was God’s act.

Cuckolded Husband:- Not again?!

God:- Sorry, you know, it’s actually been quite a while…

Cuckolded Husband:- You could’ve been more careful God! This is the 20th century you know. There are things you can use to prevent…

God (mumbling):- Sorry..

And now for the Educational part of the post———–

As for virgin births, they are brought about by a process known as parthenogenesis. This is obviously from the Greek “Parthenos” meaning “milkman, or any other such door-to-door tradesman” because in those Early Greek Days of Aristotle and Democracy and Nana Moskouri all such people came from a region called Parthena. I think the “Genesis” part we all understand. If not, I can recommend a couple of top-notch movies.

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  1. You really ought to write a book. Or is this witty stuff plagiarised again? 😉

    Naz responds: All my own work this time. Although the penmanship is rather Scott Adams-ish

  2. ioannis

     /  30 December, 2006

    My mother prompted me to look for the etymology in Mr Babiniotis’s dictionary – he is meant to be the de facto guru in Greek linguistics to the extent that whole areas have been renamed following his research.

    Under he etymology of the word “Parthenos” he says:

    Ancient, of unknown origin, as is the latin “virgo”. None of the existing assumptions of the origins is consitent with evidence, eg the unsuccessful connections with the noun ____, with the verb ___, […].


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