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Is the Genesis Creation of the World a Myth and Legend?

Genesis 1:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Over the past 200 years, the scientific community and the Bible scholars of Christianity have engaged in battle. 7,885 more words

Apologetics

The Stories We Tell: Science, faith, and cultural distinctiveness

“Once upon a time, there was a demiurge called Tiamat. Tiamat was the ocean, chaotic and powerful. Tiamat’s husband, freshwater, was troubled by their sons – the gods – who had come together and made great noise, and wanted to kill them. 929 more words

Evolution

God Loves and Accepts the LGBT: Part 2

In the beginning, Marduk created the heavens and the earth.

There were many gods, and the cosmos were chaotic, wild, and unformed. Abzu, the god of fresh river water, and his wife, … 2,109 more words

Christianity

Seven Days, Seven Speeches

I am not a Hebrew Bible scholar, simply an interested layman. Nonetheless, I remember hearing someone say, over fifteen years ago, that Genesis 1 was really a ritual text; I fell in love with this idea before I became acquainted with the arguments, given how I loved the poetry of the text, and hated Creationism. 3,469 more words

Books

Creation in Genesis and Near Eastern Mythology

This is from an assigned paper for a class I’m in-Old Testament-and thought I’d put it out there. If you’re interested in knowing more of this kind of material, this will be enjoyable. 3,793 more words

Jesus

Your World Is Not Ending, It's Beginning

You come out of the Apocalypse stronger.

I think it’s safe to say we all come to that point where we glance around at our current lives and screech to a halt. 857 more words

Religion

The (Literal) Bones of the World

What better place to start Myths ‘n Monsters than at the very beginning?

And when I say ‘beginning,’ I really mean it.

When I say ‘beginning,’ I’m talking about creation; the creation of the earth, the creation of the heavens, everything. 2,205 more words

Mythology