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Modulous
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Message 5 of 120 (291308)
03-01-2006 5:56 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Nuggin
03-01-2006 3:26 PM


Egyptians, hermaphrodites, similar but not the same
Adam was created in God's image, but why would God, a unique being, have genitalia?
A few things spring to mind. Perhaps the Egyptians remembered this aspect of the creation story when they talk of Atum, autofelating as part of the creation story. This may be something that was removed or forgotten when the Hebrews passed on the tale, but the Egyptians remembered. This myth later became Atum mating with his own shadow, shadow in Hebrew is tselem, which is translated as 'in his own image' in Genesis. Though that's probably heresy
Maybe God has both sexual organs which he needed in order to create everything. He gave Adam both, but then removed one of them when he created Eve?
Maybe God created Adam to His likeness, but not as a perfect copy. He provided Adam with male genitalia because He knew that He would later create Eve.

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Modulous
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Message 7 of 120 (291314)
03-01-2006 6:06 PM
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03-01-2006 5:58 PM


Re: Egyptians, hermaphrodites, similar but not the same
"Rib" was a euphemism? A very odd euphemism?
Well, let's strangle things a little more here. The word 'rib' in Hebrew comes from 'tsala' which means 'to curve'. Maybe god removed Adam's 'curves'? Or perhaps it was one of the famous jewish puns?
That way leads to madness, amateurs should stay away from trying to figure out Hebrew (or indeed, make stuff up).

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Message 14 of 120 (291387)
03-02-2006 7:32 AM
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03-01-2006 6:23 PM


Re: Egyptians, hermaphrodites, similar but not the same
If God is a hermaphrodite, why not just make both Adam and Eve hermaphrodites. That idea's not tracking.
The question is, if God is all powerful why did he need a rib? Why did He need to use clay? Why did the fall happen? etc . The Genesis God doesn't work like that.
Additionally, if God knew that he was later make Eve, why did Adam have to ask?
Just because He wrote the script, doesn't mean it doesn't have to be followed. He knew Adam was going to ask, and He knew that would lead to him doing it.
And, since sex is such a sin, why not just go with sinless asexual reproduction like we've seen in other life forms here on Earth?
Sex isn't a sin.

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Message 16 of 120 (291412)
03-02-2006 9:05 AM
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03-02-2006 8:58 AM


allegory/literal
Because of the meanings of the words, it is obvious that the story of Genesis was not literal, but was an allegory.
I thought the point of the thread was to try and discuss it from a genesis is literal not allegory point of view. It's easy to explain as allegory.

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