If we assume Genesis is meant to be true, it is either meant to be literally true or it is meant to be figuratively true - there are no other choices.
That is a false assumption.
Could be. Unfortunately it is not shown why this might be the case. Perhaps because the quote is taken out of its context.......
(-quote- "I also do not take the Bible literally. There are too many glaring discrepancies and obvious scientific errors if you attempt to take the Genesis creation account literally" -unquote-)
God created the heavens and the earth.
Yeah, Gen.1:1, that's what I posed as well.
And the stars. And the planets. And everything else in this incredibly vast universe...
And either it is meant to be literally true or it is meant to be figuratively true.......
...much more than the people who wrote Genesis could even imagine was out there.
People wrote Genesis then, not a God?
The Genesis account is the best way those very primitive people could describe how the world came into being.
That would explain for the omissions, the blatant contradictions and so on.......
They didn't understand science, and they couldn't watch the Discovery Channel or NatGeo to help explain it all in layman's terms.
Genesis does a better job of explaining the "why" the world was created, rather than the "how".
Genesis may "do" a lot of things, one thing it does not "do" however, is explaining the why of it.......
rejected and denied by many, accepted and embraced by few : incontrovertibility
- it is not what we (think we) know that matters, it is what we can show true that does
as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
everything else ... mere BS -
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