I am a Minister for the Church of Body Modification. My forte is providing advocacy for those in need. I’ve helped teens talk to their parents, students find compromises with their schools, and helped employees educate their employers and inspire dress code changes.
The CoBM was founded in 2000. It gained federal recognition as a religion in 2008. Being “federally recognized” is not a certificate or license. It requires two things: being incorporated and qualifying for tax exempt with IRS. I was part of the CoBM restructuring in 2008. I’m familiar with the laws in place.
My greatest sin is my commitment to the pursuit of perfect, raw data and the documentation of the unobserved truth.
We all have preferences, histories, and a whole host cognitive biases. It’s part of being human. Even the most balanced, ideal person on the planet has to interpret the relationship between the emotional mind and the logical mind within.
Recognize that it’s possible to discuss an idea without knowing the full story. Is Bigfoot real? Is God real? Did the flood in the Bible really happen? We don’t know with infallible accuracy.
Ask a rabid Star Wars fan about the Skywalker lineage. Oh, and sit down. This will probably involve diagrams and the possibility that the Force got a little rapey. #PicardIsMyCaptain
Back to Bigfoot and Noah’s Ark. I don’t have a diagram, but I do have a meme.
Bigfoot is described as a bipedal mammal, probably having descended from the same ancestors as apes and humans.
In Genesis, God calls on Noah to bring on “two of each _____ .” The Hebrew word is “min.” In English, it’s usually translated to kind. As I understand it, it’s closer to “seed.” (I’ve seen this idea suggested in a few places, but I do not read Hebrew.)
That’s important: They’re talking about breeding pairs.
Not just male and female. You wouldn’t breed a brother and a sister. It’s specifically breeding pairs. Lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, house cats… those all could have taken different evolutionary forks off of the same breeding pair. You don’t really need two of every animal. Have you ever seen a Liger? Hybridizations happen, too. The contention is, God knew that.
So was Bigfoot on the Ark?
No, there was no Bigfoot on the Ark.
But a breeding pair that resulted in Bigfoot? I think that fits within both canon.