Debunking Genesis 1

May 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm (Uncategorized)

Taking a page from A Is For Atheism, I’m going to continue my Top reasons for not believing in a Biblical defuncting post. I’m going to be defuncting Genesis 1.

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Well, there you go, that’s how it all started. Well, not really. We know now that the planet earth didn’t even exist for billions of years until after the stars were created.

2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Okay, so the earth was formless… where did water come from? It just comes with planets nowadays straight out of the box, right?

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

So far there’s been the creation of the heavens and the earth. Then, water appeared from an unspecified source. Now, there’s light coming from somewhere… where? He hasn’t created the stars yet. Also, he now specifies what a day is. So, straight from the source’s mouth, we have the definition of what a day is. It consists of light (seemingly day), darkness (night), an evening and morning. Common sense would dictate that the proper order goes: morning, daytime, evening, nighttime.

6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

So, again, where did the water come from??? I see how land came to be, but what about the water above the sky? And again, the order of the day is wrong.

9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

WTF? Okay, so land didn’t really appear until the third day?! Oh, I’m so confused. So, on the second day, that wasn’t land, that was just… what? The outer core of the earth saying “Peekaboo”?

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

No complaints here, except that plants don’t grow that quickly over that short of a time period.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

Well, now we have a time-traveling paradox on our hands. God now creates light. A greater light (the sun), and a lesser light (the moon). But sadly this is false as well, because the moon doesn’t provide its own light. Sunlight is bounced off the earth and reflected on the moon.

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

So God likes sex? Yes he does.

24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

What about the dinosaurs?

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Who’s us? I guess it’s the Spirit of God that was in the second verse? What about his image? We are similar in appearance to monkeys. Does that mean that monkeys look like god too? God is a monkey! I knew it!

27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

God is unisex now? Is that what you’re trying to tell me?

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Once again, god loves sex.

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

No mention of the forbidden tree. Is god setting them up?

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

And there you have it, the entire universe created in 6 days. 6 literal days!

They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. What about the first chapter. If you think that’s bad, wait til you get to the end. The first chapter should be an indicator of how bad this book really is.

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