How wrong is the Genesis account of creation?
Is The Bible really God's Word,or must we now accept that in a post Darwin age that the entire document is finito,in the face of scientific discoveries which contradict it in every way?
Asked By: acropolis - 5/17/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
The account of creation in Genesis is too brief to give a full picture of the result. For that, one needs to go to other passages in the Bible... More
Answered By: The real truthseeker - 5/19/2010
Additional Answers (18)
About as wrong as you can get. For one thing, there are actually two versions of it, back to back in Genesis, and they don't even agree on the sequence of events!
Answered By: Avondrow - 5/17/2010
Answered By: Fred - 5/17/2010
I was always under the impression that most of the old testament was to be read as an allegory or symbolic representation rather than a literal history
Answered By: Han - 5/17/2010
The Old Testament doesn't need science to contradict it. It can do that by itself.
Answered By: Nostra Damus - 5/17/2010
the bible is god's word and if u do not beilive in god then when u die or if he comes back b4 u die then u will go to hell and burn eteranally so hopefully u get saved but it is god's word other wise y would so many people beilive in god????? if u want to talk about this more u can email me at dennistimothy25@yahoo.... More
Answered By: Tim is single again - 5/17/2010
Depends on which one of the two you want to believe and which version of the four versions of the Crucifixion you want to believe too...and I can not make up my mind about what version of the flood I want to believe either... More
Answered By: Robin Goodfellow - 5/17/2010
The Genesis is pretty wrong, the supposed similarities to the scientific creation of the universe are actually not existing if you are paying attention to aspects like order or timing... More
Answered By: Urwumpe - 5/17/2010
Wrong section. Most of us here prefer not to talk about religion.
Answered By: Dr.Sabra - 5/17/2010
You cant really say that it is wrong, it is just a different belief. Though this is a very difficult question to answer. I do believe that the Bible is a book not written by mankind, but by another being in which we will never be able to understand. I stick close to the bible because I would rather be safe than sorry... More
Answered By: William A - 5/17/2010
You have to put the "Bible" or any other type of similar text in the proper context... More
Answered By: P G - 5/17/2010
The Bible is a wonderful book. It provides all sorts of guidance that you will never find in the physics journals. However, it does not make a good science text. Claiming literal belief in every Biblical word based on fear of what may occur after death seems to me to be a sad way to conduct one's life. Throwing the... More
Answered By: Larry454 - 5/17/2010
Post-Darwin? How about post--Copernicus? And yes, it is 100% undefensible in the light of the facts.
Answered By: Leonard - 5/17/2010
The Bible accounts of creation (yes, there is more than just one) were probably not intended to be taken literally. On matters of cosmology or scientific expostulation, religious texts are simply not a good source. It is only in taking them fanatically literally that science must run constantly afoul of them. In... More
Answered By: Clavius - 5/17/2010
Which Biblical account of creation? They are both wrong.
Answered By: Tom S - 5/17/2010
There may be similarities between the two accounts in only a few areas. First, there WAS a beginning. That fact alone was controversial in science before the Big Bang became an accepted theory. Secondly, there were 2 points in the early Big Bang that could be considered when "light separated from darkness... More
Answered By: Starski - 5/17/2010
As a first guess about how things came about it isn't too bad, it makes a little more sense than some of the other stories from other cultures. Some of the events recorded in it may well have been swapped around in order by later copyists. But that's all... More
Answered By: Brigalow Bloke - 5/17/2010
It is not wrong at all... More
Answered By: chas_chas_123 - 5/18/2010
We don't have to dip into the scientific literature to understand the Old Testament's syncretic roots - Christianity borrowed its mythology from the Jews but rejected much of their theology in favor of Greeks viewpoints. The Jewish people took both language and mythology from the Canaanites as they emerged from... More
Answered By: don - 5/20/2010
Find job openings in your area. Apply for open job positions today.
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
New job opportunities added daily. Search & apply for DC jobs now.
Shopping for Jobs Today? Find the One That's Right for You!
Other Career Questions
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.