More Christian Stupidity
So, I was checking my email via my gmail account, and this ad appeared on my inbox header:Adam and Eve, Oh Really? - www.EveryStudent.com - Ten good reasons to believe they're the real deal. I decided to check it out, and this was the quackery that appeared in my browser window:
Is the story of Adam and Eve true?
Did Adam and Eve really exist?
Q: "What proof is there for the story of Adam and Eve as the first human beings on earth?
our A: Thank you for your question. It's a good one that requires good answers. There is good evidence to believe the story of Adam and Eve--that they were historical and, therefore, the first persons on the earth.
The Life of Adam and Eve
First, Genesis 1-2 presents them as actual persons and even narrates the important events in their lives. Second, they gave birth to literal children who did the same (Genesis 4-5). Third, the phrase "this is the account of" that Moses used to record later history in Genesis (e.g., Gen. 6:9; 10:1; 11:10, 27; 25:12, 19) appears in the creation account (2:4) and of Adam, Eve, and their descendants.
Fourth, later Old Testament chronologies place Adam at the beginning of the list (Gen. 5:1; 1 Chron. 1:1). Fifth, the New Testament places Adam at the beginning of Jesus' literal ancestors (Luke 2:38). Sixth, Jesus referred to the life of Adam and Eve as the first literal "male and female," making their physical union the basis of marriage (Matt. 19:4).
The Story of Adam and Eve
Seventh, the book of Romans declares that literal death came into the world by a literal "one man" - Adam (Rom. 5:12). Eighth, the comparison of Adam (the "first Adam" with Christ (the "last Adam" in 1 Corinthians 15:45 manifests that Adam was understood as a literal, historical person.
Ninth, Paul's declaration that "it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve" (1 Tim. 2:13-14) reveals that he speaks of real persons. Tenth, logically there had to be a first real set of human beings, male and female, or else the race would have had no way to get going. The Bible calls this literal couple "Adam and Eve," and there is no reason to doubt their real existence.
The Genesis account contradicts macroevolution. Genesis speaks of the creation of Adam from the dust of the ground, not his evolution from other animals (Gen. 2:7). It speaks of direct immediate creation at God's command, not long natural processes (cf. Gen. 1:1, 3, 6, 9, 21, 27). God created Eve from Adam; she did not evolve separately. Adam was an intelligent being who could speak a language, study and name animals, and engage in life-sustaining activity. He was not an ignorant half-ape.
I'm convinced that whoever wrote this pile of trash is most definitely an ignorant half-ape.
"The powerful have always created false images of the weak."