My Favorite Atheist was a New Yorker

During a minor internet search, in which I was hoping to glean assorted information on the Piltdown Man, I encountered the following item. And I had to laugh, partly because I was ashamed for not ever having heard of it, and just for the sheer comic value:


The caption reads:

The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in U.S. history. It was a 10-foot tall “petrified man” uncovered in October 1869 by workers digging a well in Cardiff, New York. The giant was actually the creation of a New Yorker named George Hull. Hull, an atheist, decided to create the giant after an argument about a Bible passage stating that there were giants who once lived on Earth (source).

Ahh…what a wonderful world we live in.

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2 Responses to My Favorite Atheist was a New Yorker

  1. Howie says:

    Never heard that one before – sounds like he really wanted to win the argument!

    • LEjames says:

      Neither had I, the man seems an utter gem of human specimen. I’m proud to know him as a forerunner to the modern day Atheist, such a great sense of humor.

      : P

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