Well, I think there may be some wiggle room for the statement 'of every animal'. Most creationists I know of, accept microevolution, i.e. evolution within a species, so it's quite possible that Noah could have taken one TYPE of every animal (i.e. one breed of dog, as opposed to two Labs, 2 Dobermans etc. - yes, I know these breeds probably were not around much in BC years, being mostly bred by man at a later date...but you get my point, I hope) and still had room for all the animals. The whole idea of 'species' is a fairly modern one, so it's hard to say what the Bible writers meant by that statement. Re. God made man out of clay...can I ask WHY God couldn't have done that in the beginning?...our bodies do have the carbon elements that can be found in the ground today. Are you assuimg evolution to be true, therefore it didn't happen, or was there something about God that would make it impossible for him to do?
I mean if God can do anything, can't he do anything?
But He won't do everything that is needed to make you believe (If you could be made to do so) Its like the teacher in school who drops a lot of hints yet waits for the students to finally have the "ahaa" moment and connect the dots. The teacher, capable of answering any and all problems, does not finish them but lets the students decide on the best answers.
Boy, I'm amazed at how many replies I've had to my postings in 24 hours!!! Thinking maybe I should have stuck to one comment at a time now, instead of addressing multiple topics lol. The replies are so much faster than a thread at say your typical blog site, man!...bear with me, I'm knew to this type of site... Believe it or not, there have been studies into this question about Noah's Ark and the animals. Here is a link below - http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/noah.asp Also, I was curious as to how you define a fairytale...I note that the former atheist turned Christian author C.S. Lewis, found that when comparing the Bible with other fairy stories and myths of the past, there were clear differences between the two which he mentions in his book "God In The Dock" - http://members.aol.com/thompsonja/cslewis.htm
Steve8, check out this page on the Nicene Creed. It explains a lot about why gnosticism is widely considered heretical as well as the attributes which the early church considered as important to unity.
Hi,Steve, and welcome. Somewhere along the line, I read a statement by C.S.Lewis which goes approx like this--'I`ve been reading narrative all my life, and the Bible is narrative,' Any idea of where he may have said this?
I know that you are new to the forum and don't yet know how it all works.
Simply posting links is not really the way to carry on a discussion, I could essentially reply to your message with another link and no discussion would take place.
If you ar going to use links you should really say what you find usefull about the info on the link.
I keep urgung people to avoid using AiG as the quality of scholarship there is extremely poor, although it isnt the worst site on the Net.
As far as 'fairytale', I was being lazy, I meant myths and folk tales. The Bible contains quite a few myths that have been borrowed from other cultures, which doesn't detract from its value, but it should give some clues into its compilation.
In what way to you find AiG's scholarship very poor? (I realise that many evolutionists generally regard creationists as nutcases simply because they don't believe in evolution...I need more evidence to come to that conclusion). Re. links, I believe you gave me one the other day...why are some links ok and not others?
I have not heard him say that...of course, a narrative is a story...calling something a narrative does not say anything about it's truth or falsity. After all, there are true stories, false ones, and ones that have a mixture of the two.