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Dr Adequate
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Message 15 of 1482 (782453)
04-23-2016 3:51 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by ICANT
04-23-2016 2:28 AM


Genesis 1:1 Does not say the heaven and the earth were created at the same moment. It just says they were created in the beginning.

So where is the problem?

Well, people have always read the Bible as meaning they were created at the same moment. So your argument would have to be that the Bible is in fact correct, but is so badly written that no-one knew what it meant until we could read it in the light of modern science.

It would make one wonder why God couldn't write the Bible so as to make himself understood; and what else in the Bible we are currently misreading for want of knowing the facts.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 26 of 1482 (782466)
04-23-2016 11:14 PM
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04-23-2016 9:28 PM


Not all people just the loudest.

Please show me one person, however quiet and self-effacing, who, before we knew the age of the universe and the age of the Earth, read "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth", and interpreted it as meaning that nine billion years passed before the Earth existed.

It is not God's fault if people are so easily led astray.

It would be if he was doing the leading, by writing stuff which was guaranteed (as an omniscient being would have known) to leave absolutely everyone with a false impression.

It is not, after all, a concept that is difficult to communicate. If I write "There were about nine billion years between the earliest time we know of, and the origin of the Earth", many people might be so far "led astray" as to not believe me; but very few people would be puzzled over what I mean. If I can make myself clear, an omnipotent God could have done so if he pleased.

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