Originally posted by infovacume
You are assuming though that it has a "little bit of fantasy" that's an assumption that you start out with. Many people do , even non religious
people do. Weird huh?
Of course there is a "little bit of fantasy" in the Bible. The OT is the recorded history of the Jewish people, their origin & gods. Every culture
in the world has their own version, and to claim that any of them are 100% literal is absurd.
I, personally, believe that they all contain the truth. They were written using metaphors and terminology in accordance with the times, so it is
impossible for us to really understand everything in it's true context. Since many things they were trying to say related to a non-physical
universe, which is not understood by the same side of the brain that communicates and relates to everything through logic, the only way they could
express their thoughts, in words, was to use analogies and metaphors.
It's the left brain that translates our feelings & perceptions into the words we use to explain them. It's also what causes us to try and find a
logical answer for anything that we can't explain with words.
There are things that exist which can only be understood with our right brain, and cannot be categorized or explained logically. With things like the
Bible, you have to read the words, without over-analyzing them or thinking of their definitions, while you let your right brain show you the message
through your instincts and intuition. People lost their innocence when they started to think through logic, rather than understand through
perception. At that point, the duality of our world came into existence and we've been trying to keep it balanced ever since.
Since I'm limited to communicating my own thoughts with words this is the best explanation I have.
Originally posted by infovacume Not neccesarily, you don't need to take plants. And no matter how you look at it . creationism,
evolution, we are all from the same blood, Jewish my frind is a religion, not a race.
1. Most plants would die if they were submerged under hundreds of feet of water, with no sunlight or air, for a hundred and fifty days. Of course,
some of the plants and trees could survive,but not many. By accepting that the saved animals/people and surviving plants repopulated the entire
planet, you must also accept that evolution is a powerful, existing force in nature and not contrary to God.
BTW, how many of each creature did God tell Noah to take with him on the Ark?
Genesis 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep [them] alive with thee; they shall
be male and female.
Genesis 6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every [sort]
shall come unto thee, to keep [them] alive.
Genesis 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and
Genesis 7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
Another thought about the Flood, If God doesn't have any doubts or second thoughts about his actions, why did he regret having made man? So much so,
that he wiped the face of the Earth clean of almost all life. Why didn't God accept the fact that "the imagination of man's heart [is] evil from
his youth" (Gen 8:21), BEFORE he destroyed "every living substance...upon the face of the ground" (Gen 7:23)? Those are the not the actions of an
omni-potent/-scient/-present, infinite God.
Noah's Ark trivia:
Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood, and the first-born of the ninth generation to be born from Adam's line (2 Peter 2:5 says he's the
eighth person to walk the Earth???). The flood would have occured about 1,656 years after Adam was first made (Genesis 5:1).
2. Actually, a person can be of the Jewish race and not of the Jewish faith; a person can follow the Jewish religion and not have any Jewish blood; or
a person can be of Jewish descent and faith.