on 22 April 2013
On the Origin of Scriptures by means of psuedepigrapha, redaction and selection at council of Nicaea etc
Robbie Price [ Bible Geek ] and Ed Suominen take the reader over the rainbow, showing them the full spectrum of views on the Fact of Evolution by natural selection. Jump on board, take a ride Yeh, let them entertain you.
They present a concise summary of most of the aspects in the debate and introduce many of the big name authors at the table with key quotes from each so you can decide if you want to go on to read those other books.
REWRIT; John 16v12: And Jesus said unto them, " C. John Collins, Peter Enns, John Haught, John Polkinghorne, Bernard Ramm will come in my name claiming I said this or that
but when Bible Geek comes he will guide you into all truth ".
REWRIT; Luke 24v25: And it came to pass that the Bible Geek appeared unto them, in a vision, on the road to Jerusalem and sayeth, " How slow you have been to read all the aspects of the debate about reality, and starting with Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection he explained to them what was said in all the scriptures and how they were only one chapter in the huge book of evolution of culture & civilization.
He revealed how Homo Sapiens had existed for at least 250,000 years, much of the record of those times was lost as they had no means of recording it, writing developed 3500 BCE, later authors were free to fill in the gaps about history with their own creative writing.
But those who were sore afraid doubted and said unto him, " Unless we see some evidence for evolution that we could touch with our fingers then we can not believe ". And so Bible Geek double clicked; a table cloth descended with books on the fossil record by Donald Prothero, Kenneth Miller, Francis Collins, Stephen Jay Gould, Dennis Lamoureux
REWRIT Psalm 121: I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from ? From the fossilized sea creatures high up their slopes & many geological features like glaciation showing their immense age. Things Bible authors hadn't even noticed.
But still some doubted so Bible Geek led them up Mt Olympus to show them Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora. On the way up they passed Anaximander, Democritus, Epicurus, Socrates.
Yet still some feared the gaps. Bible Geek encouraged them, " Had you courage the size of a orchid seed you might have been confident that evolution is true but come to the Emerald city with Jerry Coyne, Victor Stenger, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Sean Carrol, Joseph Wheless. They can help you see that the Wizards who wrote their fantasies about God were mere men.
My favourite heading from " Evolving out of Eden " is " Jesus Christ Superchimp "
and the term, biologians & red faced mormons.