Re: The Nature of Atheist - Christian dialogue

Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 20:17:30 EDT

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    In a message dated 5/1/03 12:53:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

    > Yes. Maybe even tertiary. Maybe even less than that.
    > Seeing Genesis as a primary issue is one way the YEC concept gets woefully
    > off the track.

    You're presuming my concern and throwing the baby out with the bath water.
    The human stories in Genesis are absolutely pivotal to understanding
    everything that follows.

    I don't see the cosmology and cosmogony of Genesis central, but
    appropriations from the mythologies of the landed peoples in the Mesopotamian
    I don't even enter YEC debates.

    The Torah is first and foremost a pastoral document by and for pastoralists.
    It is the psychology and anthropology of genesis that is central, not the age
    of the earth or how long it took to bake.


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