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Are you rejecting the obvious fact that Genesis 1 is based
on ancient myths of the period?
by Robert brow (www.brow.on.ca)
I do not deny that the writer of Genesis might have known some of the
Egyptian, Sumerian, and Sanskrit myths. Nor do do I deny that some theologians
eloquently use some of those myths to point to a creator and humans in
the image of God.
To my mind the literary form of life in Genesis 1 is that of a writer
picturing the work of creation as the evolution of a masterpiece.
And the language game for creation includes the idea of a personal creator.
The Holy Spirit enabled (inspired) the writer to see that the purpose of
the masterpiece of our created world was to create image-of-God humans.
If science/mythology denies that, or offers other explanations, I intend
to go with the Bible.
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