On the second day God created light and saw that it was good. God called the light ‘day’ and the dark ‘night’.
On the fourth day God created two lights, one to rule over the day time and one to rule over the night.
I wonder why creationists do not have a problem with this apparent duplication of effort – and where do they suppose the light created on the second day went to?
So God created man in His own image. Male and female created He them.
Hmmm. So where did the story of Adam’s rib come from and why was it necessary?
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed and every tree in which is the fruit bearing seed; to you it shall be for meat. To every beast of the earth and every fowl of the air wherein there is life I have given every green herb for meat” and it was so.
These précis of the opening verses from Genesis make it quite clear that man and animals were to be vegetarian by nature. The dominion over the earth that God granted to man was not an open licence to slaughter and ingest His creations, indeed it was what it was said to be “dominion”.
Once the opening chapter of Genesis is completed it would appear that “man” decided that this was not a viable truth and changed it. “Male and female created He them.” needed to be ‘mystified’ to ensure the wonderment of the the population at large at the ‘knowledge’ of the priests who butchered the first chapter and added their own money-making ideas.
The first chapter of Genesis does not say how many males and females God created and that was damned inconvenient for the priesthood. How could they manipulate the ignorant and generate a killing impulse if all men were God’s own creation?
Instead of adding this chapter to the ‘discard’ list, the priests treated it as internet marketers now treat PLR – they re-wrote it but left it in circulation!
This arrogant and self-seeking manipulation of Genesis is symptomatic of the whole of the Bible. Where priests required a money making opportunity they created chapters and books that ’empowered’ them to perform highly paid pseudo-religious ceremonies. They took upon themselves the ability to forgive sins, to cast out devils, to sell indulgences to forgive the most heinous sins, to marry people and the very worst of all of the sacrileges of the priesthood, they decided that they were the voice of God on this Earth and claimed to have direct contact with Him
Since priests are such consumate liars and manipulators of what they claim to be the God-inspired writings that they have selected to form the Bible, why would we believe that the universe was created in six days? Indeed, why would we believe anything they choose to tell us?