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Is there anything wrong with figuring out the age of the earth this way? No. There is nothing to indicate the genealogies are incomplete. There is nothing to indicate God left anything out. There is nothing in the Bible that indicates in any way that the world is much older than 6,000 years old.
That some genealogies in the Bible omit some generations is demonstrable (compare Mt. 1:1 with 1:2-17). For instance, the list of Aaron's descendants in Ezr. 7:1-5 omits six names which are given in 1 Ch. 6:3-14. This is readily understandable from the formulae, for the word ben could mean not only son but also 'grandson' and 'descendant', and in like manner it is probable that the verb yālad could mean not only 'bear' in the immediate physical sense but also 'become the ancestor of' (the noun yeled from this verb has the meaning of descendent in Is. 29:23)...
...There is thus no reason to suppose that all the genealogies in the Bible purport to be complete, since their purpose was more the establishment of descent from some particular ancestor or ancestors, a purpose unaffected by the omission of names, than the reckoning of exact chronologies.
I know that there are scientists who believe in god and the thing they all have in common is that they were indoctrinated as children.
I was raised a Christian but as I got older I decided that the stories in the bible were simply stories.
Why are you convinced Christianity is the true way, why not Islam or Judaism after all the three main religions all started with Judaism.
Here is an undeniable example. If god created the earth on the first day and the plants on the third day. Why did he wait until the fourth to create the sun?
Please try convince me that god created everything in six days... dinosaurs..., etc.
I am... sure that the Bible is nonsense
The only question I feel we need the answer to now is what started the big bang
Far too many religious zealots omit the parts of their holy books as metaphorical and not to be taken literally
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.
I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.
Originally posted by GafferUK1981I live a good and honest life and I'm very happy and I intend to make the most of this life because this is the only life I will ever have.
the absence of god a is a fact... I will never believe such a preposterous idea that there is a god... the ancient ideas of primitive and far less educated people than ourselves... I am sure that the Bible is nonsense... It seems so obvious to me that the old testament is garbage... I refuse to believe... god is dead or he just plainly doesn't exist...
there is nothing to learn
I live a good life
I live an honest life
I'm very happy
I intend to make the most of this life because this is the only life I will ever have
This undoubtedly proves that the sun was created before the earth, and therefore disproves the bible.
There is no way of getting around this, the bible contains many errors, there is no avoiding that.
I am an atheist but I have morals, I know right from wrong, I don't need religion to teach me how to live.
I ask you how many people you have murdered who do not believe in god or who work on a Sunday. God instructs his followers to kill so why don't you obey him.
I don't do to people what I wouldn't want to happen to me.
We don't need the bible as a moral guide as we have our own conscience.
In fact if anything the bible is a poor moral guide as it gives instruction to kill people who don't believe in god.
This is immoral.
...that what is written is true when it certainly is not.