Welcome Dear Readers to this week’s edition of Gregory’s Bible Stories. Today Gregory learned about when God had Adam name all the animals.
Let’s listen in as Gregory tells us how it all happened.
It was the very first Tuesday right after God had created Adam but just before He created Eve. God took some soil from the ground and formed all the animals and all the birds. Then He showed them to Adam.
Adam: What’s all this?
God: I just created all these animals and all these birds. Now I’d like you to think of names for each of them.
Adam: But there’s so many!
God: Yup, 1,589,361 to be exact.
Adam: Okay let me get this straight. You want me to cultivate the Garden of Eden and guard it plus think up 1,589,361 different animal names for all these animals you created? Not only am I only human, God, don’t forget I am the only human!
Adam: What does that mean?
God: It’s an acronym that means laughing out loud.
Adam: What’s laughing?
God: Laughing. That’s hard to explain. Well here . . .take a look at this animal, it pretty much sums up my sense of humor.
God has a platypus on a leash and hands the leash to Adam.
Adam: Awesome! Fur, a bill, webbed feet!
God: Yeah it’s venomous too which most people don’t know.
Adam: Most people?
God: Sorry, I got ahead of myself. So what would you like to name it, Adam?
Adam: How about a glerk or a floob?
God: Meh . . .
Adam: Oh I know! How about a tittlefuzzwamper!
God: Okay I like the direction you’re going in now.
God: You’re getting warmer.
Adam: Snickerdoodle . . .
God: Keep thinkin’
Adam: A platypus?
God: Bingo! Good thinking Adam!
Adam: This is fun! What’s the next animal you want me to name?
God: How about this one? As you can see, it has two humps on it’s back.
Adam: What are the humps for?
Adam: Okay then, how about a platypus?
God: You already named the platypus the platypus.
Adam: Oh yeah . . . well how about flatypus . . . or . . . . oh I know . . . the blatypus . . . oh wait . . . natypus!
God: Sigh . . .
Adam: What’s the matter, God?
God: I was just thinking how long this is going to take.
Adam: What are you complaining about? You’re the one that’s eternal! LOL!
God: Adam! You made a joke! There’s hope for you yet, young man. Now think of some more names.
Adam: Okay! How about a klatypus?
God: Keep trying.
Adam: A blatypus then?
Adam: A quatypus?
Adam: Oh I know . . . platypus! That’s a good name, platypus! Or did I already use that one already? Hey what are you doing, God?
God: Creating a chair . . .
And there you have it, Dear Readers, what Gregory learned in Sunday school this week. Please check back next week to find out what happens when Adam finds out all the insects are going to need names too.
Until next time . . . I love you
10 thoughts on “Gregory’s Bible Stories: I, Platypus”
It would have been much better to wait until Eve was created…. after all she was to be a helpmate to Adam, and women are much better at name calling!… oops didn’t mean that Diane
LOL!! Now that I think of it I did come up with the names for all my kids. And as far as I can tell my little Pierpont hasn’t got any complaints.
I know newborns who are brighter than Adam. Still, it explains a lot about mankind…and when I say mankind, I mean men.
Utterly hilarious and the picture was just the icing on the cake….that’s if a frosted sweet dessert was represented by a scene depicting a naked man surrounded by animals.
LOLILY! Adam does really puts the men! in mankind! And I’m pretty sure biblical scholars now believe that after Adam had sinned and ate the apple he looked down and saw he wasn’t wearing any frosting.
LOL!!! Oh mom this post really had me laughing until I cried!
I’m like God in that I find the platypus to be one of the funnier animals. Adam is sort of a dork isn’t he? He seemed like the kind of guy who would think knock knock jokes were funny.
Yes I think you’re right about Adam liking knock knock jokes. Only trouble is when you’re the only human on earth all knock knock jokes are the same:
I can’t seem to get rid of the image of God walking round with a platypus on a leash.
Its been quite a few hours now.
Oh great! Now I can’t get rid of the image of you walking around with the image of God walking around with a platypus on a leash. (Though I’m not trying that hard to get rid of it as I’m growing rather fond of it.)
Love you too Pink!!