First, allow me to apologize to most of you for baiting people so blatantly, its not my normal mode of operation.
But, since this attack on evolution by the competing religous theories of creationism and intelligent design (which seem to me to contradict each other) is in full steam here in Texas and on the Boards, and I was advised to read the Bible, I did, for about the 8th time in my life (yes i read it through at least 8 times)
Now first off let me state that some christian apologists here on the board have already disavowed the OT. However, I could find no reference to creation or ID in the NT, so apparently this must be based on the first 2 chapters of Genesis, which are the only places I could find "creation" explained. If I missed some important references to creation in the NT, please correct me.
Secondly let me state that I know this has been better elsewhere, but I want to do this myself, for my own reasons. Some days you just have to write.
Okay… Genesis Chapter One.
The earth was created, formless and void, yet seems to be mostly water.
God was moving over the deep (deep what? water it seems) and he said let there be light, and he seperated light from darkness, creating a morning and an evening and the first day.
He seperates water from water, making an "expanse" and creates heaven, which has "water" above and "water" below. Checked on interpretations of the words used for "deep" and "water" didnt find any other interpretation than water…but I might have missed something.
Waters "below" heaven gathered, dry land created. Then he says "Let the earth sprout forth vegetation" and it says the vegetation DID sprout, and God saw it was good. Important point here.
This is where it gets confusing, because on day one, he did light and darkness to make a way to count days, but here on this day he is making the sun, the moon, and all the stars. So, what was counting the days for day one to three? Maybe in chapter one he meant a flashlight? I have also heard that the dark and light on Day One referred to the creation of good and evil, but how do good and evil count days with mornings and evenings? Well maybe the light from Day one was just in heaven, which is apparently located in water, like atlantis.
Day Five: Pretty easy day, birds, and fish.
Day Six: nother easy day, cows, animals and MAN. Male and female made at the same time, in the image of god, with permission to eat everything and rule over everything else. He clearly states he gave all the plants and animals to us to eat.
Okay so much for the first part, second part !!
Genesis 2:5 "Now no shrub was in the earth, no plant had yet sprouted, for there had been no rain"
hmm wait, clearly plants were made on day three for man to eat on day six. so…hmm… this part must be taking place on day two !!
but then, this story goes on to say he made man out of dust, and didnt like him being alone, so it clearly skips to day six. Well the first part says he made all things male and female so they could mutiply, so why did he make man alone? oh wait…
This part says God only made the Garden of Eden, not the whole earth !!
So hmm what day did God do the garden of eden thing? Hmm maybe he made man male and female on the sixth day but then made special men later? Did angels exist when he made heaven? When did he make them?
So confusing !!
or maybe the Jews just stole 2 or 3 myths from other cultures and blended them all together, and now silly people try to say that we should teach this total balderdash in schools.
*Bangs my head on a wall*
But what is really making me nuts, is basically "Creationism" and "Intelligent Design" have a very limited basis in the Bible, certainly NOT a literal basis, and dont actually support the "Christian" God if you read the books. However, some people dont even READ the so called "theories" they are voting for, they just go on someones word that it "supports" the "Bible"
Can we get any dumber as a country? I think not !!