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February 13, 2008



Would you mind if I posted this (and the two buses post) on a message board that I'm at? The creation of earth and life has been a heated topic of conversation there (with me in the minority--SHOCKER) and I think (hope, pray) that it might lead to deeper things.


How do you distinguish between what is "obviously hyperbolic" and what is not...? Sounds like the kinda thing an atheist would rip me to shreds about if I didn't have a solid answer :\

Jim Fleming

Jeff - feel free to spread the word as you think most profitable.
GABR - Someone says, "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse." Do you bring him a pony on a platter or does he mean something else? How do you know?


I get the point you're trying to make, but don't you also agree that there are some other commandments/instructions/etc in the bible that a non-believer might find just as "strange" as poking out eyes over sin? However, in those other cases, we are seemingly told to follow through regardless of perceived normalcy or relevance. I am a bit pressed for time at the moment, but I will try to provide some solid examples later.

Doug Matthews

Hi Jim

thanks for the thoughts here. So, with this in mind, I'd like to reask my first question based on the other post (the hippo one). Based on this, does andything in Genesis or the rest of the Bible for that matter give insights into Walkte's thoughts that Genesis 1 1-2 discusses the creation as it relates to man and not discussing an initial creation that was destroyed somehow due to an angelic fall and how this might interact with the scientific age issue.

Jim Fleming

This question is one I will address in tomorrow's post - it is one of two critical questions that flow from my contention that the "days" of creation week were 24 hour days. Stay tuned!

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