I understand the theological construct of original sin, but I don't think an adapted pagan tale is definitive in understanding it.
I think the original sin IS our animal nature. Then God breathed His spirit into us and made us able to know Him.
Thus, evolution falls right into line with Genesis 1 and the Adam and Eve part tells us about the Spirit, which makes the difference between animals and Man.
The Bible is mostly concerned with spiritual instruction, not science.
posted on 12/02/2004 2:44:40 PM PST
(Peace through superior firepower.)
The Bible is not a compilation of "adapted pagan tales." Quite the reverse. All of your pagan tales have ridiculous exaggerations, a near fairy tale flavor. (Gilgamesh Epic for example)
The Biblical accounts are the REAL story, and are embedded in real human history, the people of the Bible actually existed. The pagan tales are the distorted word of mouth from generation to generation. I think your unbelief is apparent in your statement.
For myself I am quite confident that God has the power and foresight to make sure the REAL story was made available to man, to those that seek. To you the Bible appears to be just another account among many, half myth, half allegory.
Why even bother with believing in God if you faith is so half-assed? Why not just be another mediocre intellectual, preening and displaying your "superior intellect"? Why bother with all of this? Either God is who He says He is, or it is all a lie. Get off the fence my friend.
posted on 12/02/2004 3:02:27 PM PST
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