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Author Topic:   Does the Bible say the Earth was created in 6 days, 6000 years ago?
kuresu
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Message 4 of 319 (489617)
11-28-2008 4:42 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Peg
11-28-2008 4:20 PM


Of course, the people who wrote the bible did not understand the world in the same way we do.
So it's best to not try and twist the words to support an artificial conclusion about what the bible is saying.
You need to learn how the people in the middle east concieved of the world in order to understand the creation myth provided in genesis.

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kuresu
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Message 8 of 319 (489635)
11-28-2008 7:25 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Integral
11-28-2008 6:33 PM


Re: Post Hoc Rationalisation
This is all pretty farfetched stuff, but is all backed up by scripture. Not something i could imagine a middle eastern man 4000 years ago could make up...
You're right. Only delusional people desparate to hold onto a falsified myth would twist the words of the bible so.

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kuresu
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Message 31 of 319 (489998)
12-01-2008 10:41 AM
Reply to: Message 17 by Peg
11-30-2008 5:22 AM


Re: Post Hoc Rationalisation
Except it's not very believable at all.
The plant kingdom was the last to emerge. It did not exist before animals.
Man is not the last creation.
The moon, for example, is not a lesser sun, as is implied by genesis (one light to rule the day, one to rule the night). It's a rocky planet-like body that even had volcanism.
Dry land did not appear from out of water. If anything, water came after dry land (planet had to cool enough to not vaporize bodies of water, after all).
Genesis simply isn't believable in a scientific manner.

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