Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Bible says man was made from dirt
We now know that there are many things in the Bible that would fail a science test. In fact I am still on the look out for anything truly scientific. I blogged about its incorrect cosmology. Also, it states a bat is a bird and not a mammal. And it gets the value of Pi wrong. Now let's add to that man is made from dirt like a mud pipe. In the Gospel of Thomas, a book written near time of Christ, that did not make it into the New Testament has Jesus as a child on a river's edge. Someone sees him making twelve birds out of the mud accusing Him of violating the Sabbath. Jesus claps His hands and off they fly. Ancient primitive polytheist and monotheist religions believed we were made from dirt, but now we know that is not true. Bible science - again fail. The Bible, the perfect Word of the of an all-knowing, all seeing, all-powerful God - again fail. One would expect a better description from a perfect book.
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens—and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground— the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Oddly God created everything in the universe except Man with just His Word. But we have to think that man is super-special because we have such a large ego that God put a special ingredient in to create man, dirt. Then to create woman he had to perform surgery yanking out a rib from Adam and made woman.
Sounds like poetry and not science. Some Christians recognize that. It is a myth and is a lot like the myths that existed for other polytheist religions. It would seem that Jews would have tried to take a different path that those myths to separate themselves. But they apparently could think of anything better.