Dark Ages

We call the creation stories of other cultures myth. By what standards do we determine that our own holy texts are fact and relegate the others to the land of fairy tale? Joseph Campbell noted, "Myth is other people's religion".

The Bible says the first man was formed from dirt and the first woman from his rib. The Talmud teaches that the first man was created from earth and the first woman from dust. Ancient Egyptian religions say humans were formed from the tears of Ra. Babylonian stories state that humans were formed from the blood of Kingu.

God ordered Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Where does that leave the concept of free will, I wonder? Can you have free will without the knowledge of good and evil? If so, can you be condemned for failing to choose correctly in the absence of such knowledge? If it was necessary to God's plan that we have such knowledge...Was Eve set up?

Science has no interest in superstition or the supernatural. Science provides a way to understand the natural world. Religion has historically opposed the findings of science.

Galileo was imprisoned for publicizing the concept of a heliocentric solar system which is contrary to Holy Scripture. Pain relief to women in childbirth was opposed from the pulpit. Biblically, women are to bear children in sorrow. We know that: the earth is not flat, the moon doesn't emit it's own light, the survivors of the biblical flood were too few to provide a viable gene pool and that illness is not the domain of gods and demons but of things too tiny to see with the naked eye.

There was a time when religion ruled the world; it was called the Dark Ages.

Index Creation myth Mother of God Death
floods Resurrection Serpents Morals
Seasons Polytheism The Dark Ages Evolution
(From www.mythbytes.com , a site by Maria Shaune which no longer exists)
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