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Old 06-03-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Dusty Rhodes View Post
Certainly sounds like Sophistry to me!
My, my, such a diverse vocabulary. I don't believe it is at all.

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This is total BS...<snip>
This is more the verbage I'm used to when I answer a question regarding biblical text. Again, I don't believe it is at all.

A reasonable and logical answer is provided, by a believer, and it is dismissed out of hand. No further inquiry as to how I arrived at my answer. No further polite discussion just an automatic disregard. Atheists have an entire thread about how believers don't like to hear logic. When one uses logic, it's brushed aside. Because, of course, we all know if it's in the bible it cannot possibly be true and believers are illogical . That's fine by me. I am confident in my reply. I'll let my answer stand and say no more about it .

Let me just say, in general, that if an apparent contradiction is pointed out and a reasonable and logical response is provided that resolves the apparent contradiction, then the contradiction can be no more, whether or not the answer is "acceptable". The answer provided does not go against scripture or reason and is a sound answer. Just because one doesn't like it has no bearing on its veracity.

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This is correct!

You have a good understanding of the text.

(and your good manners show you have allowed the teachings of the Bible to sink into your heart)
I'm glad you agree. Thank you. I try my best to be respectful.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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I have a different idea. In Genesis 1, animals are created before man. In Genesis 2, beasts of the field are created after man. Science does say that there were some animals (and plants created after man) it also says these (esp. plants) can't exist without man to tend them. The Bible says that they didn't exist because there was no man to tend them. They are domesticated plants and domesticated animals. If you follow the four rivers and the region where wild wheat and wild figs grew, it is only a small area in southern Turkey. There is a mountain there with four rivers. It is the mountain where scientists say wheat was domesticated. The Bible and science agree that there were two creations of animals, the wild and the domesticated, and they agree where they were domesticated. Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs were all domesticated near to the mountain. See: Home ‎(gardenofeden)‎
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