Really! (wag of antennae to Pharyngula for finding this):

“If this is God’s provision for us, that means He has called me to contend with roaches again. As I contemplate what that will be like, it helps to think about how the Author and Finisher of my faith lived. He chose to be born in a period and a country where dealing with vermin was a way of life. Before the time of modern medicine, Jesus accepted that roaches would run over his food – having the knowledge of God, I imagine He also knew when it happened, and exactly what germs and diseases those roaches carried. “

Happy New Year, and may 2008 be roach and vermin-free for all my readers!

EDITED TO ADD: I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but the top post of the day is Exploding Pants.  Perhaps people are planning a whole different type of ball drop for New Years……

BTW, Raleigh, NC really does drop a nut for New Years. (An acorn, you Pervs!)

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. So, the way to get rid of cockroaches is to convert to atheism? I might think about it.

  2. Well, at least that method of getting rid of them would be biological control/organic

    Although I don’t think becoming an atheist would be “conversion”.

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