From an interview in 1982 with Paul Kurtz; Isaac Asimov was asked: "Do you take the Bible primarily as a human document or do you think it was divinely inspired?"

To which he responded: "The Bible is a human document. Much of it is great poetry, and much of it consists of the earliest reasonable history that survives. Samuel I and 2 antedate Herodotus by several centuries. A great deal of the Bible may contain successful ethical teachings, but the rest is at best allegory and at worst myth and legend. Frankly, I don't think that anything is divinely inspired. I think everything that human beings possess of intelligent origin is humanly inspired, with no exceptions."

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Thanks Doone! Reading an interview with him the interviewer mentioned his book In the Beginning, but I can't find anything on it. Wonder if maybe he used a different name when he actually got to publishing.
AH! See... Gotta use the whole title to find it.





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