It is worth discussing, just not all the freaking time. Christianity is a
whole more than Gen 1-11. But you would never know it from this listserv.
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Subject: Please show respect (was GEN 1-11: Beyond the concordist
Shuan, I heartily oppose the message that you are attempting to convey
here. I get the distinct impression that you feel discussing concordism
is "not worthwhile."
I am a full-fledged member of the ASA. I am President of an organization
(Genesis in Question) that works feverishly at the historical basis of
Gen 1 (not even getting into Gen 2-11). I doubt that you have any idea
how much risk and work is involved in that undertaking. Relationships
need to be built.
I found your entire e-mail offensive. One line in particular really
"stuck in my craw."
>I think this a short sighted
>view that ends up in endless (and IMHO) pointless discussions on trying to
>extract a historical kernel out of Genesis 1-11.
The entire Bible is EXTREMELY historical. I find it utterly offensive to
claim otherwise without scientific or historical evidence. I saw you
present none in your entire e-mail. Quoting scholars is nice, but hardly
authoritative. And what if your selection of scholars is wrong? We all
have to stand before a Holy God one day. I'd be very certain Genesis is
not history before I publicly, strongly claimed otherwise.
Genesis in Question
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