The Ark story

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The Ark story

Post by krystal » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:48 am

In the year 2005, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in Auckland, New Zealand, and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated and I see the end of all flesh before me.
Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few
good humans. He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have six months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights".

Noah was dubious about the project, because unending rain for 40
days and 40 nights is normal in New Zealand, but he knew he must bow to the will of the Lord.

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in
his section but no Ark.
" Noah" , he roared " I'm about to start the rain where is the
Ark" "Forgive me, Lord", begged Noah. "But things have changed. I
needed a building consent l've been arguing with the inspector about the need for a sprinkler system. My neighbours claim that I've violated the zoning laws by building the Ark on my property and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to Arbitration for a decision. Then the electricity companies demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I argued that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it. Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local timber in order to save the Kiwi. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the birds. But no go"!

"When I started gathering the animals, I got sued by an animal
rights group. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against
their will. As well, they argued the accommodation was too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.

Maori have forbidden the project to continue unless taniwha are
permitted on the Ark and indigenous tribes own half the Ark after I have designed and built it. I also have to agree to pay $150 Billion for depriving Maori of traditional lands by means of inundation which they allege is simply a case of "holy colonisation". I am bogged down in further negotiations on multimillion payments for rights to sail the Ark on the seas of Aotearoa. Other Maori tribes have sued me because they alledge the Ark is a Pakeha version of the Maori canoe and they have appealed to the Waitangi Tribunal to declare it tapu.
Then the Environmental Court ruled that I couldn't build the Ark
until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed
flood.

I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights
Commission on how many Maori I'm supposed to hire for my building crew and the requirement for separate female toilets in case I hire a woman.
Also, the trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I
have to hire only Union workers with Ark building experience. OSH has
decreed each employee must be equipped with a life jacket and personal life raft even though we are building on the mountain. When I pointed this out, they made me provide ice axes and climbing boots for each employee and their families.

To make matters worse, the Inland Revenue seized all my assets,
claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered
species.
At first the Labour Government was in favour of my project
because it created building jobs on our mountain. Then they were shocked
by an opinion poll which revealed that 99% of all New Zealanders opposed a devastating flood, and after an emergency cabinet meeting Helen Clark announced that Labour had never favoured floods as a means of solving problems and was totally opposed to the project (unless future opinion polls revealed popular support for the Ark , in which case she had always supported it ). She said "God should sit down and talk sensibly about the issues".
So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least ten years for
me to finish this Ark " .
Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a
rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked,"You mean You're not going to destroy the world?" .

"No," said the Lord. "The New Zealand government beat me to
it."
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