reply to post by undo
Again, it's physical. And it still doesn't make sense with the translation being that God was talking in a first person character. In addition, Adam
is used as a name, as well as a a race in other places. IE, Adam isn't named in the first Genesis story. Plus I really have to beg to question gods
seeing as directly after creating man in a name form, not a generic form, he talks to the man.
Adam meant a completed human, Some people even say that this first guy wasn't a male or a female. Or at least, not in the traditional sense. The
point is, and it is reinforced repeatedly, that God is his own self-sufficient entity. God put this idea into the seal of marriage between a man and
woman. Yours is an interesting look, but it is only valid for a few lines. For the whole story, it doesn't support its own weight. In addition,
nothing much elsewhere supports it. Now from there you can go down two lines. Change everything until it fits your view, or don't change it in the
first place, and rectify it as it is there. And Moses would not try to adopt to Egyptian culture. Egyptian culture represented the highest vices to
Moses. Again, this is not the ancient modern good Egyptians who built the pyramids, traded with the Minoans, and were overall good people. These are
Egyptians whom pirated and enslaved local people and whose gods had long now become alien to what the ancient ones worshiped. The pyramid building
modern Egyptians of ancient times set up the polytheistic system out of necessity. Egypt was founded out of a variety of people who all believed in
their own view of God. As a result, they decided to say that they were all gods. This same idea occurred in India and created Hinduism. Later
Egyptians realized what it meant. They were trying to unite a bunch of ideas of what God was. Resulted in desire to unite all the gods into one god,
or at least a very small family of gods.
The problem with gods is the same as its always been. They show signs of being created by man. Polytheistic gods fight each other, compete, and more
or less are exactly the same as the humans who created them. This is ultimately a sign that they don't exist.
I will give you a contemporary example. Star Trek introduced the Q in TNG series. A race of gods whom were above humanity, with control of space in
time. They never went deeper into it. because to do so would make them too human. They merely said that the Q were better than humans. That one aspect
of jealousy being the limit to human emotional elements introduced into them. But as time went on, other writers added to it. Eventually, writer
Brandon Bragga turned the Q into quarrellings sentients who were no different than man. They lost their right to god-hood. They weren't better at
all. They were just humans with bigger guns.
That's what's wrong with polytheism. In all its forms, it always ends up being just humans with more power. Polytheistic gods loose their right to
godhood all the time. And many ancient people noted this. This is why a very large majority of the educated Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians submitted
that either the gods don't exist and men simply die, or that there is only one God that is above them that is not comprehensible. This motion from
the many to the few occurs in every single culture with polytheistic gods. And its'a very good argument. Gods who act like men are neither gods nor
deserve respect. For they are just our cruelty and vice in bodies with bigger guns.