Monday, December 01, 2003 :::
What if the Bible didn't exist?
People would just believe in whatever else was handed to them. It's too bad that the Bible - which people have hinged their faith to for centuries now - is not only most likely just a revisionist conglomerate of ancient myths and allegories, but it's also been hopelessly misinterpreted. Here's a mildly interesting example from Newsweek:
The popular conception of Eve is the product of centuries of myth and artistic interpretation. One widely held misconception is that the fruit Eve offered Adam in the Garden of Eden was an apple. In fact, scholars say, the Bible never states that. “Just because Milton mentions it in ‘Paradise Lost’ or some Renaissance painter puts it in a picture doesn’t make it an apple,” says Carol Meyers, professor of Biblical studies at Duke. Meyers says that not only is the apple missing from the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis, but there is also no mention of the words “the temptation of Adam,” “seduction,” “curse of Eve,” “Fall of Man,” “sin” or “original sin.”
::: posted by dan at 1:07 PM :: [ link ] :: (0) comments
0 previous comments:
< Back to Blog
Dan's New Basement You know that dream where you ...
Dry Heaves. Normally I have a strong enough mind ...
Grapes are no longer allowed at Dan's house. In f...
Dan is a poet. Dr. Seuss turns in his grave, To ...
Don't people have better things to get outraged ab...
Anyone can be a model... ... in today's world of ...
Buy Dan Gifts Dan's updated Amazon.com Wishlist, ...
Collecting Your Defects A funny, disturbing, and ...
Updated Junk in the Trunk I put new music and stu...
It's all about Me-ow. Umm, yikes. Please no. C...
beware of the blog
b stacy b
trek geek scott
and far away
the big lug
girls are pretty
more cow bell
world of wonder