Just the facts as I see it

December 30, 2011

The Bible: Fact or Fiction

Filed under: Religion — truth_seeker @ 6:03 pm

Now before we go any farther I just want to put out there that yes I believe in God, no I don’t believe in the Bible.

Lets start from the beginning,

Genesis 1-23

[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
[3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
[4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
[5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
[6] And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
[7] And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
[8] And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
[9] And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
[10] And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
[11] And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
[12] And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
[13] And the evening and the morning were the third day.
[14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
[15] And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
[16] And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
[17] And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
[18] And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
[19] And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
[20] And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
[21] And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
[22] And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
[23] And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Now this covers up to the Fifth day. It seems to be a pretty accepted “fact” that 1 day to God is approx 1000yrs to us humans. As stated in 2Peter chapter 3 verse 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. So lets have a look at what these verses really say. In 5,000yrs the universe was created, the earth was created all the land was fertile enough for plant life and God had created the animals. 5,000yrs WOW!!! Science has the the earth aged at 4.5 billion yrs old that is 4,500,000,000yrs that at the max. they are finding rocks that are 3.5 billion yrs old on a regular basis in N. America, Greenland, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Now what this tells me is that one of these 2 are wrong. a total of 6,000 yrs to create the universe or 3.5 – 4.5 billion yrs. Now to be fair lets minus the time Humans have been here (as we know them) 200,000 yrs. So that means for about 4.3 billion yrs there were no humans. Can you see where I’m going with this yet. Ok lets look at the rest of the creation story.

[24] And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
[25] And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
[26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
[27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
[28] And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
[29] And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
[30] And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
[31] And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

I stopped at the end of Day 6 because nothing was done on the 7th day. Now take a look at verse 26. God said lets create man in OUR IMAGE. I don’t see in His image or in My image. Now look at verse 27. Some how it went from our image to His image (confusing) but God created Man and Woman together. Now this i the Sixth day. Do you see anything about taking Adam’s rib. or how about being created from dust and dirt. Ok lets look at chapter 2. The first 7 verses is what intrigues me.

[1] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
[2] And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
[3] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
[4] These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
[5] And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
[6] But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
[7] And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


Look at verse 5. “and there was no man to till the ground” Well we just saw not 2 “days” ago God created man and woman in his own image. What happened to them? Where did they go? Skip ahead to verse 7, God formed Man from the Dirt and breathed life into his nose. Ok……where is the formed in his image? Where is the female created at the same time?

Now this is just with in the first 2 chapters of the Bible. I can show you numerous areas where the bible is either wildly inaccurate or contradicts itself. Now the whole point of this is not to piss people off (well maybe some people) but to cause people to open their eyes and think. While the bible is a wonderful captivating story, Its just that a story. It gives you a good set of rules to live by. The Bible was written by man for man. Man is fallible therefore the bible is fallible. I will continue pointing out these inaccuracies and contridictions in later posts. Until then I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

“Let us accept that God exists. But what if he didn’t? Well, we would have to invent him, because he is necessary for the individual / society , for whatever reasons. So then, if he DIDN’T exist, we would actually be living exactly the same way, believing in a God that is not there. – Voltaire”

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