I saw a rainbow on the way home.   Looking at it, I started thinking about how silly it was people thought that this natural refraction of light was a promise from God to not drown us all. 

Then I caught myself and realized that of all the aspects of the flood story, the rainbow was one of the least absurd.  After all this was a story where:

1. The magic man in the sky decides to murder the entire human race.
2. He decides to do so by means of massive global rainfall on a world that had never before seen rain.
3. He decides to give exactly one dude and his posse a free pass.
4. He makes this guy build a boat and fill it with breeding pairs of all the land animals in the world.
5. Which can all be found within travel distance of this dude’s house.
6. Somehow all these billions of animals – and a 40 day supply of food for theses animals, many of which eat other animals, can fit on the boat which, to be fair, God did specify to make it really big.
7.  Specifically, 450 ft. by by 75 ft. by 45 ft.
8. After the Genocide minus 8, God invented the rainbow as a sort of bashful promise never to do it again.

Millions of people believe this to be literally true, which is pretty silly.  That’s what I was thinking when I saw that rainbow.  

Oh, also:

All of us under its spell,

Have you been half asleep,
And have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailor?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it,
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it,
The rainbow connection,
The lovers,
The dreamers,
And me.
La, la lala la lalala, la lala la la la la,