Departing the Vacuousness
Started by TheJackel, January 20, 2011, 04:30:27 AM
Quote from: "Achronos"I'm more in favor of it being a prefiguration, allegorical and demythologizing story than a factual one. I do however think a flood occured (whether worldy or regional is up for debate), as accounted for in other epics (like the Gilgamesh one) and whoever authored Genesis probably took these oral traditions but made the interpretation that God was behind it and his future plans for salvation (the Church of Christ being the Ark of Salvation, and outside of it you are doomed. Interesting is that the world is being "baptized" at this moment, if we take it as historical).
Quotewhoever authored Genesis probably took these oral traditions but made the interpretation that God was behind it
Quote(the Church of Christ being the Ark of Salvation, and outside of it you are doomed. Interesting is that the world is being "baptized" at this moment, if we take it as historical)
QuoteFifteen cubits = 6.85800 meters6.85800 m = 22.5 FeetThose are some very small mountains! I'm actually shocked I hadn't noticed it before. Genesis all together is pretty much equally written that ways to where Genesis can't even be considered anything more than a fable, a setup for the rest of the bible's contents. It's also where the Fear tool is first injected, and where the seeding of devotion through emotional manipulation begins. But I will save all that for another post/topic.
Quote from: "Achronos"Who considers the Bible as God's Word? I don't. I also don't hold to infallibility or innerancy. Genesis is not treated as mere history, but as a source of spiritual wisdom, a book inspired by God himself. Out of all historical information available to Moses (traditionally ascribed to, but I'll just say unknown author here on out), he selected only what was related to the religious life of people. It most likely has been edited for this goal over time.
QuoteWhat's interesting about the Genesis creation story is there is a narrative in their that could very well allow evolution to happen.
QuoteWe should interprete Genesis to the science of our day just like the early Christians/Jews interpreted Genesis with the science of their day. But we must also look at Genesis in the context in the time it was written, the oral traditions that were passed down, which were recorded in Genesis, as a way of demythologizing certain ideas. I forgot what culture at the time worshipped the sun and the moon as gods, but the author of Genesis is saying "No no no, God is behind the sun and the moon"). It was written in pre-scientific and pre-historical times. Why not let science do its thing, instead of having this issue of creationism vs evolution, which is silly to me.
QuoteAbout the cubits, *shrugs* I don't really care about the actual meausrements for the Ark. I do think they may have derived their measurements from the Tabernacle. But really what kind of mathematical concepts did the author of Genesis have? His math could be totally off.