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Old 02-25-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: The Bible: Myth or Truth?

Originally posted by InsaneSith
"1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."

Our source of light is the sun right? well how could he create light and then create the sources of it, the stars.
Also the moon doesn't give off light of it's own, it reflects it.
stars are not the "source" of light. light is just a electromagnetic wave within a small range of the whole electromagnetical spectrum, which is caused by altering electromagnetic fields. those are mainly caused as the "result" of a chemical reactions (->fire) or physical "events" (->glowing metal).

also, stars are the same "things" as our sun.

"2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man."
is this called a "faith op"?

instead of making her from part of man, couldn't he just as easily use the same process he used to create man, but switch out the organs?
yes, that sounds quite logic ..

as for your question, no, i wouldnt take it literally, but it surely containts some interesting views on how it was in those days. and there may be some valuable stuff in it also. but it should not taken very literally, at least we should not forget, it's now 2000 years old, written down by men/women living in a hole another time and "world" (and this 4000-8000 years AFTER the creation process). it probably has some truth in it but it is not "the truth" and especially not "the only truth".

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