Genesis, Chapter 1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and empty. And darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light. And there was light. And God saw the light that it was good. And God divided between the light and the darkness. And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
No, not really. The universe started with the big bang. If there was a universe before this one, all information about it was destroyed before this one started. How the heck is there a day or night without the sun? Day and night is caused by the rotation of the Earth.
And God said, Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse, Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
This one always confused me. What the heck are the waters and waters? Space is in no way watery. Where did the light come from? I am just picturing this globe of water that went from a dark blob of water, to a magically lit ball of water.
And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. And God called the dry land, Earth. And He called the gathering together of the waters, Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth tender sprouts ( the herb seeding seed and the fruit tree producing fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself) upon the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth tender sprouts, the herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree producing fruit after its kind, whose seed was in itself. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
So now the globe of water is bisected down the center. Water on the bottom, air on the top. That makes a lot more sense than gravity and static electricity in the accretion disk causing matter to clump together.
This is the Earth and the entire universe. So, now, poof, there is land supported above the waters of the deep supported by magic. I think pillars will be quoted later, but at this point, magic. Plants now, without the sun. That makes no sense. Not all plants have flowers, especially the plants that live in the ocean. Still no sun, still don’t know how there is day or night.
And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years, And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth. And it was so. And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night, and the stars also. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night; and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
The stars were created to mark the seasons. All 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them. They also are just ‘up there’ somewhere. They certainly not created to light the earth. Plus, have you ever tried to read a book by star light? The sun isn’t a million times bigger than the Earth, it is just a nice light so we can walk around during the day. The moon is not a source of light, it just reflects the light from the sun. Then he created the stars, again. At least the sun exists now, so we can actually have a day and night.
And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a living soul; and let birds fly over the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens. And God created great sea-animals, and every living soul that creeps with which the waters swarmed after their kind; and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters of the seas and let the fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Birds are descendants of land animals. Land animals are descendants of fish. We have a world filled with fish and birds. No insects, crustaceans, mollusks, fungi, coral, and mammals or reptiles. Totally false, in every way.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, and creepers, and its beasts of the earth after its kind; and it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth after its kind, and cattle after their kind, and all creepers upon the earth after their kind. And God saw that it was good.
Finally, all the other animals.
And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creepers creeping on the earth. And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female. And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it. And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heavens, and all animals that move upon the earth.
What is this ‘us’ shit? I thought there was one god? God is an ape, since we are created in our image? We are certainly apes. We could rule all the animals on earth, but we should probably share the earth.
And God said, Behold! I have given you every herb seeding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree seeding seed; to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to every creeper on the earth which has in it a living soul shall be every green plant is for food; and it was so.
Back to the singular god now. Man and woman were created on the sixth day, together. Remember this. No way any mammal could survive the terrible inbreeding, starting with just a single pair. 30 individuals is about the very lowest limit, even then, it is really dicey. Also, there are a heck of a lot of poisonous plants out there. I don’t think you can eat every animal on earth, think fugu.
And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Good, very good, that chapter is over. Come to think about it, I will now make it a challenge to read the whole Bible, cover to virtual cover, with my running commentary.