irrational claims on genesis

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irrational claims on genesis

so, recently i've asked christians, how is it that humans were created only a couple days after the dinosaurs? and many other similar questions about the biblical creation story.

i would get the answer "it doesn't mean literal days, it can mean billions of years"

why does god need more than a second to create something? is he really not that powerful?


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Rev0lver wrote: so,

Rev0lver wrote:

so, recently i've asked christians, how is it that humans were created only a couple days after the dinosaurs? and many other similar questions about the biblical creation story.

i would get the answer "it doesn't mean literal days, it can mean billions of years"

why does god need more than a second to create something? is he really not that powerful?

 

The 'time span' of the 'days' in Genesis change to suit the theists needs.

 


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^ Only in the hands of a

^ Only in the hands of a liberal theologian. I have personally spoken to a scholar of Hebrew and he says that there is no doubt in his mind that "days" is literal.

If you put man's word (evolution) on a par with God's word and mix the two to form a worldview, guess who is actually on top? 

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Sir Valiant for Truth wrote:

If you put man's word (evolution) on a par with God's word and mix the two to form a worldview, guess who is actually on top? 

Man's, because man actually exists.

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Sir Valiant for Truth wrote:

^ Only in the hands of a liberal theologian. I have personally spoken to a scholar of Hebrew and he says that there is no doubt in his mind that "days" is literal.

lol, you missed the first part completely. are you telling me dinosaurs came and went in less than a week? or did humans live with them?


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Sir Valiant for Truth wrote:

^ Only in the hands of a liberal theologian. I have personally spoken to a scholar of Hebrew and he says that there is no doubt in his mind that "days" is literal.

 

When I was participating on the "Case for a Creator" forum, while that forum still existed, several people claimed that most modern theologians argue for old-earth day-age theology.  I haven't personally taken a survey, so I don't know for sure.  But I do know that most of the theologians that Strobel inverviews in his books (Craig, Moreland, etc.) are old-earth theologians.

That's not to say that there aren't young-earth theologians, I'm sure you can find them.  That, by the way, is a sure sign of the adhoc nature of Christian apologetics, that apologists can't collectively decide what is literal and what is figurative. 


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even if the days were

even if the days were literal. why does god need more than an instant to create this stuff and why does he need to rest on the seventh day?


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"And the evening and

"And the evening and the morning were the first day."

Sounds like a literal day to me.

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