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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bible Part 1 (Genesis)

Genesis (Chapter 1 + 2)

In Genesis chapter one we read about the first few days.

We learn that god likes to give one thing two names even if he is the only one who could care at all (light/ day - darkness/night)
We learn that there was already a difference between day and night, even if no stars or anything on the sky was made yet.
We learn that everything was full of water and that he parted the water from the water somehow to create something like a sky.
We learn that in some mysterious way the water could all go to one point without releasing some of it even if EVERYTHING was full of water.
Given all that, we had day and night, the sea and the land. and before anyone could do anything to the land, God created all sorts of plants ready and fully evolved. Also animals where there fully evolved. Notice that all that life was there before there was a sun.
So after all that work he thought, "oops everything will die if there is no sun", so he put the sun, the moon and the little stars on the sky.
Now he was ready to make the birds and the fishes, which he did and he saw that he did a good job.
Then God (who is now more than one because he says "us") make the people. They made a man and a woman.

According to that all the people from today are inbreeds and I wonder why, based on that knowledge, it is forbidden to commit incest (I do not say, incest is a good thing! I just wonder, especially for Americans who think that their nation has a Christian base.).

Anyway, god have a present for the two people they made. They give them the whole earth. They say that the two people are there to rule all animals, eat from all plants that carry fruits and the animals are allowed to only eat green plants. Tigers are animals so also tigers are allowed to only eat green plants, as well as wolves and sharks and bears and.... well you get the clue.

In Genesis chapter two we get confused

Well we already know that there is life on earth and chapter two starts with the seventh day. We learn that the seventh day is holy, a day to rest, because God rests on that day, too.
But then it suddenly says that no plants could grow because everything was dry. But he made life on day 3 and 4 so... ... well but who cares, we are good Christians and we do not question such things.
It says there that it came wet through the earth so that plants could grow and also that god now made a man from clay and he blew into it's nostrils to give him life.
So somehow he created the man, and only the man, before the animals while we just learned that he created people after the animals... hm.... whatever we are good Christians, we do not questions such things.
He put that man into the east of the world that is kind of a ... disk
He let trees grow and he put the forbidden tree in the middle.
He told the man that he is not allowed to eat from the forbidden tree because that would be his death sentence. The forbidden tree is called "The tree of knowledge of good and evil". So God does not want the man to know the difference between good and evil but he expects him to do good. Well, who cares, we are good Christians, we do not questions such things.

We already learned in chapter one that the animals were on earth before the people but now we learn that until now only the plants and the man where there. Because now God wants to make the man less lonely by making animals for him. But nothing was a good partner for the man so God had a great idea.

Somehow he knocked the man out to perform surgery on him. He took one of his rips out and filled that spot with meat.
From that rip he made a woman. So the rip must have been huge. Maybe it was really a good thing to get that huge rip out of the man.
Even if God used a rip and no meat to make the woman, the man says that this is made of his leg and his meat and has to be called woman.
Oh, and even if he never knew something like a father or mother because he was created and he has never been a child, he also talks about them in the end of chapter two.


  1. I would like to highlight a point for the first few sentences.

    Regarding the creative period of the scriptures, a few things need to be noticed. The period isn't regarding the making of earth, but if you imagine being able to exist on the earth, looking out at the already created planet and universe, which were commented on in the first sentence of Genesis.

    The second sentence shows this when it talks of the earth being formless and waste, or void, and there being physical creation in existence already. We are now, if you can imagine, being on the earth looking out.

    Why is this comment made? Because, from a scientific point of view, these days are in harmony now with the periods of creation of the earth in science anyway.

    For instance, there was this smoky lifeless planet, and eventually, after the volcanoes settled down, the atmosphere cleared, and then there was a difference noticed between light and darkness.

    This harmonises when the scriptures show light coming to be, and then, on the second day, a difference in atmosphere, where there were waters below, and waters above. We'll look at that one later, but think flood of Noah's day. Third day shows landmasses separating from the waters, fourth day shows the visibility of the sun and moon. Fifth day shows the life in the sea. Sixth shows creatures on the land, and finally, man being created. Seventh day starts, but doesn't end.

    These things are actually in harmony with mankind's perspective of how they presume the earth came about to what we know of today. The sun wasn't made later, but only appeared after the atmosphere had cleared, and waters had settled to the ground and the atmosphere, and then land separated. After all this, it became clear enough to see the sun and the moon.

  2. As the beginning of mankind from one family, yes, I guess you could say we came from a common ancestor, both Adam and Eve, and their children populated with each other. If we take out the bible perspective, and once again go to a non biblical answer, unfortunately, we have the same conclusion. There is a common gene found, known as "The Eve Gene", which will be of interest for you.