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Posted: 9/26/2014 11:44:39 AM EST
Being omnipotent, couldn't God have just instantly willed everything into existence? And what's with needing a day to rest?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:45:40 AM EST
Don't you like to have a beer after a hard days work?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:46:45 AM EST
What part about the bible being a book of parables is so hard to understand?

Please don't take all those stories literally.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:46:53 AM EST
Unions
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:46:54 AM EST
Depends on your translation. Days are actually periods of time and are not all equal.

The day to rest is setting up the sabbath.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:48:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By irishtech:
Depends on your translation. Days are actually periods of time and are not all equal.

The day to rest is setting up the sabbath.
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Good answer. 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:48:32 AM EST
UPS and FEDEx Ground shipping.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:48:54 AM EST
That's because it didn't happen that way.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:49:15 AM EST
Unions
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:49:21 AM EST
He certainly could have, being God and all. But He was also establishing a pattern that He expected Israel to follow. It was all part of his beautiful, seemingly chaotic plan that will only make sense in the end.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:49:36 AM EST
It didn't....
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By God:
Because I said so.
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Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:10 AM EST
Go ask him.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:20 AM EST
Same reason it took Pan Gu 18,000 years to push apart the heaven and earth.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:21 AM EST
Because it sounded like a good explanation at the time.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:26 AM EST
He was blind
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:27 AM EST
The people that wrote the bible needed an excuse for Sundays off??
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
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EPA regulations.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:52:55 AM EST
Try explaining string theory to a 2yr old.
God has to dumb things down a bit when he talks to us.

Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:53:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By God:
Because I said so.

*golfclap*
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:53:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By midcap:
What part about the bible being a book of parables is so hard to understand?

Please don't take all those stories literally.
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So which ones?

and who gets to decide?

or the whole thing?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:54:48 AM EST
Metaphors, parables, analogies...how do they work?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:56:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jeepnstein:
He certainly could have, being God and all. But He was also establishing a pattern that He expected Israel to follow. It was all part of his beautiful, seemingly chaotic plan that will only make sense in the end.
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+1
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:57:59 AM EST
Define a day before there was a sun and earth.

"Days" was simply a way of the bible explaining the concept of creation for our minds at the time.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:58:33 AM EST
I'd suggest starting with the works of St. Augustine.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:58:53 AM EST
It's turtles all the way down….
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:58:53 AM EST
Answer: Government.

If God was God, he would have had it done in one day.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:00:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:00:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CBags04:
Don't you like to have a beer after a hard days work?
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Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:00:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
Being omnipotent, couldn't God have just instantly willed everything into existence? And what's with needing a day to rest?
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union workers, they get breaks and what not
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:00:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Desert_AIP:
Metaphors, parables, analogies...how do they work?
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The old "don't take the bible seriously, unless its a part you should take seriously" excuse.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:01:36 PM EST
It was symbolic.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:01:46 PM EST
This oughta be good for a few locks...

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Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:02:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
He was blind
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The whole time?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:03:08 PM EST
The dough had to rise, then beat back down, kneaded and then put in pans to bake............!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:04:15 PM EST
It may have taken six days, but it was not intended to be taken literal, it was done to establish a pattern of how things should go. Just like God did not rest in the literal sense on the seventh day. He is God and therefore cannot become tired and therefore does not need to rest, this was all symbolic.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:06:39 PM EST
Does being omnipotent mean you can't take time for contemplation and reflection?

He worked a bit each day then stopped to make sure it was "good".

In that way, creating the world is a lot like rebuilding a transmission.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:07:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Define a day before there was a sun and earth.

"Days" was simply a way of the bible explaining the concept of creation for our minds at the time.
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Exactly.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:10:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BURN:

So which ones?

and who gets to decide?

or the whole thing?
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Originally Posted By BURN:
Originally Posted By midcap:
What part about the bible being a book of parables is so hard to understand?

Please don't take all those stories literally.

So which ones?

and who gets to decide?

or the whole thing?


The whole thing. There are lessons to learn. With the mindset of "how I would like to be treated by others is how I should treat others"

Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:11:51 PM EST
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He loves religion troll threads. I would think most people would have caught on by now.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:14:17 PM EST
3.6 billion years was to big of a number to print so they went with 6 days .
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:15:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By midcap:


The whole thing. There are lessons to learn. With the mindset of "how I would like to be treated by others is how I should treat others"

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Originally Posted By midcap:
Originally Posted By BURN:
Originally Posted By midcap:
What part about the bible being a book of parables is so hard to understand?

Please don't take all those stories literally.

So which ones?

and who gets to decide?

or the whole thing?


The whole thing. There are lessons to learn. With the mindset of "how I would like to be treated by others is how I should treat others"


So worshiping God and asking for forgiveness for my sins is a parable?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:15:44 PM EST
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Because primitive desert people didn't understand numbers more than the fingers on their hands. So two hands worth of fingers is a long time.

Or its an illustration of how powerful god is. He could create everything in that short a time.

You pick.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:16:24 PM EST
Jeannie could have done it instantly by crossing her arms, bobbing her head once and making that BOIING!! sound.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:17:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cedjunior:

The old "don't take the bible seriously, unless its a part you should take seriously" excuse.
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Originally Posted By Desert_AIP:
Metaphors, parables, analogies...how do they work?

The old "don't take the bible seriously, unless its a part you should take seriously" excuse.


You are confusing the terms "literally" with "seriously", recommend more English vocabulary classes.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:17:23 PM EST
His universe-His Rules.

Now take that day off.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:18:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
Being omnipotent, couldn't God have just instantly willed everything into existence? And what's with needing a day to rest?
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Days as we know it in terms of twenty four hours of time didn't exist back then.


Days are expressive it's not meant to be truly literal. A day could literally be a thousand years, you wouldn't know. There is a lot of symbolism and references in the Bible.


This is why a lot of Christians believe in the big bang theory in the effect that it was Gods work or method of creation.... because 6 days could literally be the millions of years it took.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:18:08 PM EST
The oxen are slow...but the earth is patient.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:18:09 PM EST
It's trying to humanize the experience.
The good book is to gives answers to the unknown so you have to give answers in a way humans can understand.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 12:18:15 PM EST
Women are very, very complicated
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