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In The Beginning God Created…

This is taken from the California Farmer, circa 1975. I have included it here not so much because of serious reasons, but because it light heartedly illustrates a point about how far we have come. In the years since this is written we have so much red tape to get things done that we are doing worst now then ever before. This was found in the California Farmer and was photo copied back then. I have had it in my files for along time and have now printed it here.

By the Hon. Andrew J. Hinshaw
Reprinted from
Congressional Record

IN THE BEGINNING God created heaven and earth.
He was then faced with a class action lawsuit for failing to file an environmental impact statement with HEPA (Heavenly Environmental Protection Agency), an angelically staffed agency dedicated to keeping the Universe pollution free.
God was granted a temporary permit for the heavenly portion of the project, but was issued a cease and desist order on the earthly part, pending further investigation by HEPA.
Upon completion of his construction permit application and environmental impact statement, God appeared before the HEPA Council to answer questions.
WHEN ASHED why he began these projects in the first place, he simply replied that he liked to be creative.
This was not considered adequate reasoning, and he would be required to substantiate this further.
HEPA was unable to see any practical use for earth since “the earth was void and empty and darkness was upon the face of the deep.”
Then God said: “Let there be light.”
He should never have brought up this point since one member of the Council was active in the Sierrangel Club and immediately protested asking, “How was the light to be made? Would there be strip mining? What about thermal pollution? Air pollution?” God explained the light would come from a huge ball of fire.
NOBODY IN the council really understood this, but it was provisionally accepted assuming: (1) There would be no smog or smoke resulting from the ball of fire. (2) A separate burning permit would be required. And (3) since continuous light would be a waste of energy it should be dark at least one-half of the time.
So God agreed to divide light and darkness, and he would call the light, Day, and the darkness, Night. (The Council expressed no interest with in-house semantics.)
When asked how the earth would be covered, God said, “Let there be firmament made amidst the waters; and let it divide the waters from the waters.”
One ecologically radical Council member accused him of double talk, but the Council tabled action since God would be required first to file for a permit from the ABLM (Angelic Bureau of Land Management) and further would be required to obtain water permits from appropriate agencies involved.
THE COUNCIL asked if there would be only water and firmament, and God said, “Let the earth bring forth the green herb, and such as may seed and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kinds, which may have seen itself upon the earth.”
The Council agreed, as long as native seeds would be used.
About future development God also said, “Let the waters bring forth the creeping creatures having life, and the fowl that may fly over the earth.”
Here, again, the Council took no formal action since this would require approval of the Game and Fish Commission coordinated with the Heavenly Wildlife Federation and Audubongelic Society.
IT APPEARED everything was in order until God stated he wanted to complete the project in six days.
At this time he was advised by the Council that his timing was completely out of the question HEPA would require a minimum of 180 days to review the application and environmental impact statement. Then there would be the public hearings.
It would take 10 to 12 months before a permit would be granted.
God said, ‘To Hell with it!”


Written by tfheringer

March 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm

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