Hello brothers and sisters, Brother Ron here. Atheist Ron has mistakenly given me permission to take over on a series of posts about the lessons of Genesis on his blog. I say mistakenly because, as you shall see, these posts will clearly and without doubt present the Word of God as irrefutable and mistake free, something which atheistron does not believe. I am able to prove these things largely due to my application of the strict fundamentalist policy of not accepting one shred of the mountains of logical, scholarly, observational, common sense, or scientific evidence which proves otherwise.
I have the authority to do these posts and therefore tell you how to think because I, like many other fundamentalist carriers of truth have many credentials. I have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, two Ph.D.s in Physics applied and theoretical, a Ph.D in Geology, a PhD. in Chemistry, three Ph.D.s in Biology, a Masters in Divinity and History, a Bachelors in Women’s Studies and Literature, an Associate degree in Criminology, a certificate of Cosmetology, and I once read some of a book about archaeology, and watched 15 mins of an episode of Cosmos. All of my degrees are from highly respected universities that you have no business knowing the names of, and the book about archaeology was sitting on a table in the library at one of them. If you insist on seeing the universities you may click on the link here, just know, however, that Satan will often remove or distort the link trying to make me look like a fraud.
These lessons are based on a strict literal reading of Genesis. I will not allow silly “context” arguments that don’t fit with what I say, because they, like all arguments which contradict me, and may appear to be valid, come from ignorance or possibly Satanic intervention. If a particular context is important I will give it, all others are, as I said, from Satan. It is my policy to only accept facts which are in accordance with what I already know to be true, because to do otherwise would be to fall into Satan’s trap.
It will, however, be accepted that the sole author of Genesis was Moses as dictated (but not read) by God, in accordance with the Bible which tells us that Moses wrote it. And I will of course give you the relevant Biblical passages when they support what I’m saying. If I leave out a reference, trust that I am doing so because you would not have the capacity to understand it. Just trust that in such cases I have read and understood it and am faithfully interpreting it for you.
So on to the first lesson: God the Confused Creator (I warn you ahead of time–this is a bit of a read)
In the Beginning…
With one of the more famous opening lines in western literature (not Middle Eastern literature as some Satanists try to say) the Bible begins with:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And thus begins the seven days of creation which goes as follows:
Day One: Starting with a shapeless empty dark planet covered by water God goes on to creates light, divides light from darkness, and calls the light “day” and the darkness “night.” (1:1-5)
Day Two: God creates the sky which divides the waters above it from the waters below it. (1:6-8)
Day Three: God creates dryland, and plants. And we are told that there was a morning and an evening. (1:9-13)
Day Four: God creates the Sun, the Moon and all of the stars, and sets these things in the firmament. These lights create days, seasons, signs, and years. (1:14-19)
Day Five: God creates all of the animals in the water, and all of the birds that fly. (1:20-23)
Day Six: God creates all of the land animals then they create man in their image both male and female. God then gives man “dominion” over all the animals, and makes everything, man and animal, vegetarian. (1:24-31)
Day Seven: God rests from his work, and sanctifies the Sabbath. (2:1-3)
Starting in Genesis 2:4, God, by way of Moses, retells the creation story using different language, writing style, and a different name for God. This story goes as such:
The earth has no plants because there is not yet any rain, or anyone to till the soil. So, Lord God causes a mist to come over the earth and water the land.
Then Lord God creates a man out of the dust and breathes life into him. Lord God plants a garden in Eden and puts the man there.
Then Lord God causes all of the trees to grow from the ground including pretty trees, trees with fruit, the Tree of Life, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. He creates four rivers, gold and other minerals, and puts the man back into the garden to care for the trees, and tells him that he can eat from any tree in the garden except for the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and warns him that the day he eats from that tree he will die.
Lord God decides that it isn’t good for the man to be alone, so he creates all of the land animals and birds that fly. Then brings them to the man who is suddenly called Adam. Adam names the animals, but is still lonely.
So, Lord God puts Adam to sleep and removes a rib from him out of which he creates a woman whom he presents to Adam. Adam names the woman “Woman.”
The author then mentions that Adam and Woman are naked but don’t care.
The Confused Creator
A cursory reading of the first two chapters of Genesis shows us that Moses switched back and forth from at least two different personalities with completely different writing styles, points of view, and names for God. Many, many scholars have said that, what appears to be a personality disorder is actually a result of Genesis’ having been written by at least three different people then edited together into one book. This is refuted by John 5:45-47 in which Jesus clearly tells us that Moses wrote it and no one else. So, we must just accept that Moses had mental issues, probably brought about by seeing God so much, and believe every word written by him as flawless despite his disability.
So with that in mind what do these two chapters tell us about creation. Well the first thing we see is that God told Moses the order of creation twice in two different orders as shown in the table below:
Some people will say that this shows two different creation stories. It is a sin to believe that and the Bible says so. Other people who, believe that God created everything, but doubt the word of God say things like: you can’t imply an order of creation from chapter two because Moses says “and” which could mean ‘at the same time’, and not necessarily ‘then.’ Such statements show that the speaker either hasn’t actually read the Bible, or doesn’t actually believe that it is to be taken literally. There are many proofs within the Bible which show just how wrong such blasphemous statements are. For the sake of time and space I will just point out two big ones here.
First: Order is stringently stated in chapter two. A person who actually reads the book they try to tear down would actually see this in the following verses:
Genesis 2:8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
This clearly shows order. The garden is planted after the man is formed, hence the phrase “had formed” which is the past perfect form of to form, and clearly indicates a progression through time i.e. order
Genesis 2:16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
This clearly show order because God is speaking to a man who was physically present before being placed back in the garden in the previous verse.
Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
This clearly shows order because the man could not have been “alone” if animals or a woman were created at the same time, and also uses the future tense of ‘to make’ which like “had formed” shows a progression through time i.e. order.
Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
This clearly shows order because Adam has gone from being anonymous to having a name, has seen and named all of the land animals and flying birds, and is still without company. So at this point there are land animals, birds, and a man but no women. To say otherwise is to doubt the inerrant nature of God’s written word, as found in Genesis 2.
If Genesis 2 isn’t enough to convince the naysayer then I present you with Genesis 5 wherein the word “and” is used at the beginning of every verse from 3-32 and clearly shows the order in which Adam’s descendants were born all the way to Noah. If and means at the same time like the blasphemer says it does then the entire family line would have to have been born at the same time which is completely ridiculous and thoroughly debunked by the listing of 1,056 years. This sort of blasphemous statement is just as bad as trying to say that the days of creation need not have been 24 hours long, when it clearly says in Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, & 14 that the days were as we know them now. Besides, I, like all good fundamentalists, don’t have to prove my point to be right, I merely have to try to poke holes in yours.
Putting aside the ignorant, blasphemous statements of the unbeliever, let us move on.
By combining the two different, but correct orders written by two of Moses’ personalities we get the true order of God’s creation as follows:
Day One: God starts with a dark shapeless mass of water and creates light which is separated from the dark he starts with.
Day Two: God creates the solid sky dome(1), forms the water blob into a disc (2), and creates the rain which is above the sky.
Day Three: God creates dry land, the plants, and then a man whom he puts in charge of taking care of the plants. He also allows it to rain.
Day Four: God creates the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars and sticks them in the sky dome over the land, but under the rain.
Day Five: God creates water animals, some of the land animals, and birds
Day Six: God creates more land animals, another man, and a woman.
A few things become evident when we look at the true order of creation, but the only one you need concern yourself with for now is that God was a bit confused about the creation of man. This is apparent in his creating a man on day three to take care of his plants and then creating another man on day six. Moses never tells us what happened to man.2, but it was obviously quickly poofed out of existence because we know that at the end of chapter 2 and through chapter 3 there is only one man. God may have done this because, as we see throughout the rest of Genesis, it is OK for one man to have more than one woman, but it is not OK for one woman to have more than one man, at a time.
An omniscient God would have obviously known that he was going to provide for the populating of the Earth by punishing women with painful childbirth and menses, so would therefore need to create a woman, but when he first starts creating people, he just creates a man, then only later realizes that animals won’t be suitable breeding partners for the man. This does not show a lack of omniscience…in fact, far from it. To say God made a mistake is a sin. Instead it shows God’s smarts by showing that he knew how to fix a problem when it presented itself.
Why God created two men could be explained by the divine dementia which he so often shows throughout Genesis, when, as we shall see in future posts, he tells Abraham or a member of his family something and then tells them something completely different, or when he tells them the same thing several times. Once again, this confusion or Divine Senility cannot be explained away by saying something logical like there was more than one author, because we know that logic, reason, common-sense, science, observation, and facts are not allowed as evidence if they contradict the inerrant word of God.
The other issue of God’s apparent confusion centers on his sense of sexual identity. But, since this post is getting rather long I will take that up in a second part of this post which I have rather intelligently designed and called “part 2.” It has been my experience that reading something longer than a Bible tract is a tough sell for most fundamentalists, and I will be the first to advise against doing anything even resembling research on any of my claims, and definitely not on anything scientific, for this is the path to Satan. (The phrase ignorance is bliss was created for a reason.) However, I believe the next issue is an important one so I will allow some time for them to rest their brains before delving into it.
Footnotes to Part 1:
1. I say “dome” here because it is apparent in the inerrant word of God that the Earth is not a sphere as many Satan-inspired scientists would have you believe. In Isaiah 40:21-22 it clearly says that the Earth is like a circle covered by a tent supported by foundations (pillars). This shows that the sky is in fact a dome, and a dome cannot cover a sphere on all sides, anybody with basic knowledge of middle school math knows this. Also, if the sky weren’t a dome then how could God stick the lights in it and have them remain under the rain? The line of reasoning that claims otherwise is just silly, and blasphemous.
2. I say “disc” here because of many of the same reasons as above, but with different passages to back it up. In Job 38 When God is bragging to Job about how he created the Earth he says: “It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.” This clearly conforms to the idea presented in Genesis 1 of God’s having taken a blob (clay) and smashed it down into a flat shape or “seal.”
Then there is Matthew 4:8 where Satan takes Jesus up on a mountain and shows him “all” of the kingdoms of Earth. Being able to see the other side of a sphere from any point above the opposite side is impossible, so this is proof that the Earth is flat. To say otherwise is to doubt the inerrant nature of God and his son our Lord Jesus Christ, to doubt the two-dimensionality of the Earth is to deny Jesus, and condemn one’s self to Hell…I don’t want to go to Hell…do you?. A similar instance is seen in Daniel 4:10-11 where there is a tree so tall that you can see all the Earth, once again, Impossible on a sphere.
- For a Good Laugh: Kent Hovind’s Doctoral Dissertation (thefeministskeptic.wordpress.com)
- The Lessons of Genesis-Series Introduction (arguingforatheism.wordpress.com)
- Genesis Chapter 2 (atheistron.wordpress.com)
- Questions about Answers in Genesis: Part 1-Genesis 1-11 as Literal History (arguingforatheism.wordpress.com)