Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 20:17:30 EDT
In a message dated 5/1/03 12:53:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 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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