PodCastle Miniature 24: Intelligent Design

by Ellen Klages
read by M. K. Hobson

God cocked his thumb and aimed his index finger at the firmament.

Ka-pow! Pow! Pow! A line of three perfect glowing pinpoints of light appeared in the black void. He squeezed his eyes almost shut and let off a single shot. Ping! The pinprick of light at the far edge of the firmament, just where it touched the rim of the earth, glowed faintly red.

Rated G. Contains whimsy.

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    phignewton said,

    December 11, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    oh mi gawwwd! that is so effin cute! yay for god! of course.. he probably also enjoyed himself inventing leprosy and that gunky stuff you get in your eyes.

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    WriterDan said,

    December 11, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    This one was funny. Although, some of the religious listeners might take offense at the comparison of God to a small boy-child and the apparent mockery of what the title suggests. Definitely worth the listen. Great choice.

  3. 3

    scatterbrain said,

    December 11, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

    God: Humanity’s favourite fictional-fantasy character.

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    Hyperion said,

    December 11, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

    Oh my, how delightful!

    I too, could not help but wonder if the story used by some or received by others as offensive.

    But what can you do? It’s just a title, and it would be a shame if anyone let that overshadow such a wonderful idea.

    Impish God was great, and GrandmaGod was perfect too.

    Simply Divine.

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    LaShawn said,

    December 12, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

    Those who would find it offensive are probably unable to differentiate between truth and fiction. The ‘baking of animals’ resonated with me, being a mother of a preschooler, and as a Christian, I liked hearing a different take on the Creation story. This one put a smile on my face.

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    Blaine Boy said,

    January 4, 2009 @ 1:40 am

    Yes, it was very cute and a nice story. To Hyperion: that was a horrible pun at the end, a definite groaner.

    Kinda makes me sad though; I’m not really taking offense to it, but still, it kinda ruins the fun of the story. Yes, I’m a Catholic, whaddya gonna do about it?

    the Blaine Boy

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    Blaine Boy said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 3:35 am

    But no I am not a creationist. (Sorry, just want to make sure no one is getting confused about my previous comment.)

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    Attack of the Jellybeans said,

    May 21, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

    I thought it was a cool retake on the usual way people say how the world was made. I kind of like the idea of a God who doesnt really know any better more than the idea of a God who can do so many horrible things to the world and its people. I thought the story was hillarious, and got a dirty look from my teacher when I couldn’t stop giggling during my science class. I dont think I will ever be able to look at the moon again with out giggling 😀

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