The Three Monkeys
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree
Discussing things as they are said to be
Said one to the others,
"Now listen, you two,
There's a rumor around that can't be true!
That man descended from our noble race
The very idea is a great disgrace.
No monkey has ever deserted his wife
Starved her babies and ruined her life.
And you've never known a mother monk
To leave her babies with others to bunk.
Or pass from one on to another
Till they scarcely know who is their mother.
Here's another thing a monkey won't do
Go out at night and get on a stew
Or use a gun or club or knife
To take some other monkey's life.
Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss
But, brother, he didn't descend from us."
"Human beings think they came from us?
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!"
"Then the Lord God formed man from the dust
of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the
breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being."
"Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a
living being, an individual personality;
the last Adam, Christ, became a life-giving Spirit,
restoring the dead to life.
But it is not the spiritual life which came first,
but the physical and then the spiritual.
The first man was from out of earth,
made of dust, earthly-minded;
the second Man is the Lord
from out of heaven.
Now those who are made of the dust
are like him who was first made of the dust,
earthly-minded; and as is the Man from heaven,
so also are those who are of heaven,
And just as we have borne the image
of the man of dust, so shall we
and so let us also bear the image of
the Man of heaven."
1 Corinthians 15:45-49