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Chris

The narrative in Genesis 1 & 2 is quite clear, what is there to interpret? If it isn't historical narrative, how can you draw any lessons from it, it is just a story.

And if you had never heard of Evolution, would you disbelieve Genesis 1 & 2?

Martin, Premier 6 Comments [12/1/2018 3:55:48 PM]
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hydrolythe

The narrative in Genesis 1 & 2 is quite clear, what is there to interpret?


Even back then, the story was mostly seen as being metaphorical. It stayed that way until the Protestant Reformation.

If it isn't historical narrative, how can you draw any lessons from it, it is just a story.


Well, you can learn from it that God is above all else because he created everything. You can learn that humans are superior to animals and vegetation and that women are inferior to men.

And if you had never heard of Evolution, would you disbelieve Genesis 1 & 2?


I would. I'm an Australian Realist.

12/1/2018 4:08:19 PM

SpukiKitty

Hey Marty; Listen VEEEEERRRY CARFULLY....

GEN 1 says that Man & Woman were both made on the 6th day after all the other stuff was made.

GEN 2 says that Man was created first before all the critters....then after a long while of naming all the critters (which took a LOT longer than a day), he was still lonely and Deity removed one of his ribs and turned it into a woman.

Now; The above would make a lot more sense if it was METAPHOR and NOT LITERAL but it's pure nonsense if this was a literal historical event.

You insist it's literal and historical yet the first two chapters of Genesis contradict each other over the Creation of Humanity thing. If historical it would either have to happen one way or the other way, not both!

Finally; Believing in Evolution does not hinder a person's faith and most practicing Abrahamics are perfectly fine with Evolution.


12/1/2018 4:41:12 PM

creativerealms

One of the main purpose of stories is to teach a lesson.

12/1/2018 4:44:15 PM

Kanna

Once you read genesis 1 and 2, you've got to see them as nothing but "a story". Evolution and mythology have nothing to do with each other.

12/1/2018 7:16:51 PM

Anon-e-moose

if you had never heard of Evolution, would you disbelieve Genesis 1 & 2?


Oh, I dunno. But considering how the basis of modern Protestant Christianity - via the KJV authorised by a past head of such - the Church of England openly admit that much of the Bible is purely fable & metaphor: as in not to be taken literally...:



...you tell me, Fartin.

12/1/2018 7:36:53 PM

Swede

The narrativeS in Genesis 1 and 2 don't correspond with each other. Did God create man and then animals, or animals and then man? According to one, he created Adam and the animals first, and then created Eve, according to the other humans (both men and women) were created after animals. They can't both be historically correct, but they can both be wrong, or just fables, metaphors...

12/2/2018 8:57:11 AM

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