All Blog Posts Tagged 'Genesis' (16)

Saw this posted today and had to share-- not my typical news item.





An excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Timequake.

Genesis According to Kilgore Trout:

"In the beginning there was absolutely nothing, and i mean NOTHING," he said. "But nothing implies something, just as up implies down and sweet implies sour, as man implies woman and drunk implies sober and happy implies sad. I hate to tell you this, friends and neighbors, but we are teens-weensy implications in an enormous implication. If you don't…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 31, 2012 at 2:57am — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 36-50

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for all the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe on them.  The land become Pharaoh’s.  As for the people, he made servants of them from one end of Egypt to the other.  Only the land of the priests he did not buy. . .

Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have this day bought you and your land for Pharaoh.  Now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.  And at the harvests you…

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Added by David Conrad on July 28, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Answers In Genesis raising donations for ARK exhibit

Someone on my FB page posted this today and had to share.. 

https://www.facebook.com/arkencounter



There's a link on there that goes here.. …

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 18, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 24-35

So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem), and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb.  It is the pillar of Rachel’s tomb, which is there to this day. – Genesis 35:19-20

Even atheists love Indiana Jones.  That goes without saying, of course.  Raiders and Last Crusade (let’s leave Temple out of this, shall we?) are rightly considered among the best action-adventure films ever made, and as a child of…

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Added by David Conrad on July 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 15-23

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife.”  Now Abimelech had not approached her.  So he said, “Lord, will you kill an innocent people?  Did he not himself say to me, “She is my sister”?  And she herself said, “He is my brother.”  In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.”  Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that you…

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Added by David Conrad on July 3, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 7-14

“And the LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do.  And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.  Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” – GENESIS 11:6-7

I've indicated before that this is not going to be a “gotcha” blog, and I meant it.  I’m not here to throw stones, so to speak.…

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Added by David Conrad on July 2, 2012 at 12:48am — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 3-6

When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”  Lamech lived after he fathered Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters.  Thus all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died. – GENESIS 5:28-31

My Kindle app informs me that after a rather lengthy preface and six chapters of Genesis I…

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Added by David Conrad on June 27, 2012 at 7:53pm — 10 Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 1-2

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse.  And it was so.  And God called the expanse Heaven. - GENESIS 1:6-8

I adore the world of Middle Earth, but on the rare occasions that I venture into The Silmarillion I pass through the first chapter pretty…

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Added by David Conrad on June 25, 2012 at 7:32pm — 13 Comments

Pastor Agnostic's Genesis

In the beginning, god was created in the image of Man.



And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.



And 14.4 billion years ago, all matter was created, and from this explosion eventually came atoms and matter, which grew large and firm, and when sufficient amount of matter gathered together, the matter could not help itself,  and began to fuse and from that fusion of matter escaped particle wave forms of various frequencies, and… Continue

Added by Robert kezelis on April 29, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

Ark Encounter, Kentucky Creationist Theme Park, Gets Generous Tax Breaks In Budget Proposal

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that includes heavy cuts to some key departments while giving a $43 million tax break to a massive creationist theme park.

In his plan, Beshear calls for a 6.4 percent cut to Kentucky's higher education department, a…

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Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Contra Genesis

The creation account in Genesis is quite obviously a confused myth. However, there are a very large number of people who still believe in its literal truth. Here are three short, simple arguments for those people.



 



1. Adam and Eve did not deserve their punishment.



Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

“Cursed is the ground for your… Continue

Added by Michael Gage on September 21, 2011 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Genesis 19



And there were two guys who could find no other town that would allow them to stay there, as they said that they were angels---winged beasts tramping bare-chested, whose reason for being had never really been established.  One day they wandered into Sodom, around 5 pm  or so, when everyone was…

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Added by delapruch on March 14, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

"Fritz the Cat" Creator Takes On Genesis

"I take it all for myth from start to finish, with probably some faint relation to historical reality. They're great stories. But for people to take texts as something sacred, handed down from God... that's pretty backward, I think."



That is a quote from R. Crumb talking about the bible, and he has decided to put out his comic book… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Lesser Light

From the site Grace Cathedral:



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.

-- Genesis 1: 16 (KJV)



According to the Biblical author known as "P" (the "priestly" writer or writers believed to have set down Genesis 1), God created light, which he called "Day" (1:5) before He created any heavenly body to supply it. Only on the fourth… Continue

Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on May 22, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

I had an epiphany - or I was just dense and failed to realize this....

I have been sick recently, and during my sickening stupor I was thinking about Adam and Eve (and even the myth of Lilith being before Eve, and an equal to Adam), and the "Tree of Knowledge". You know, just going over the stories in my head, and thinking about the whole "original sin" stuff - and then it hit me, like a bolt of lightning (ok, maybe not that dramatic, but you get the idea).



God told Adam, and Adam told Eve, not to partake of the Tree of Knowledge; and if they did, they… Continue

Added by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on April 24, 2009 at 9:53am — 5 Comments

How one Bible story (NOAHS ARK) proves the Bible is full of crap.. and why the heck is it so popular among kids?



While often thought of as a "Children's Story", this is far from it. Loaded with contradictions to what we have been told about God, this story raises some interesting questions.



Warning – this view might disturb some readers, but please read the full article to understand to context of the points being made before jumping to conclusion.



The well known story of Noah's Ark is often listed as a favorite, and often considered as… Continue

Added by Gina on November 16, 2008 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

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