Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Planet Funkālnite.
The Bible: Myth or Truth?
First off, I wish to know the opinions of all who participate here.
Should the bible be taken literally word for word, or figuratively?
I'm just really skeptical about the bible.
To me it just seems kind of... off key, not really sure.
now to the query.
"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
"1:2 And the earth was without form"
If earth was without form, how could it exist? Does it mean shape or what?
"1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
"1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. "
well before he created light wouldn't there have been dark, thus in creating light it was already divided?
"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.
"1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. "
"2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. "
didn't he already create man and woman earlier? perhaps I'm reading it wrong.
"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." 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?
Since the bible is a big book and I can't question every section of it on here within one post, I just wish to let everyone know I'm curious as to houw to address the bible. As I stated earlier, Should it be taken literally word for word, or figuratively?
“This body is not me. I am not caught in this body.
I am life without limit.”