At 10:12 PM 03/05/02 -0400, Walter Hicks wrote:
>Jan de Koning wrote:
> > At 03:08 PM 03/05/02 -0400, Walter Hicks wrote:
> > >Those who wrote Genesis clearly wrote as though it was history. If there
> > >are any written statements in Genesis to say that it is anything other
> > >than history, could use please spell out exactly where they appear?
> > Where do you base this "clearly" on?
>Why do you answer a question with another question?
>Sometimes I think that I am one of few on this list who answers the
>questions posed to him while only getting another "non answer".
> I do not find it clear at all. Gen 1
> > is in my opinion clearly a beautiful explanation in a literary (poetic)
> > form of the totality of God's creation.
> > Even f the human writers inspired by God thought that it was history, it
> > could be a compression of history in a short form, skipping over many, many
> > ages.
> > Still, why did God inspire someone to write this? I believe, to tell us
> > that none of us is without sin, and none of us knows what God exactly did,
> > nor do we need to know it.
> > Would God try to speak to us in nature in facts which are not true?
>I must admit that I am totally lost, Jan.
>You must be one of the philosophical people who loose us engineers.
>I try to understand but what you are saying seems like a mixture of
>viewpoints to me.
That is practically answering with a question again. I do not know what to
reply except that it is very unclear to me how you do not understaand us
phiklosophical, mathemaatival types.
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