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And what happens if one does not believe in the Bible? Has a totally different philosophy or religion to the Christian one? Who decides whose 'God,'' Jehovah,' 'Allah,' 'Jah' 'Buddha,' etc. is the real One?
What if one believes in a Supreme Being but does not take the Bible as God's words, literally?
What if the Bible is a scholarly text, written and influence by the time period in which it was compiled? A time when a certain phrase meant something completely different to what some of us interpret it to mean today?
There is overwhelming evidence that life evolved. That the earth and the rest of the Universe was not created in six days. Is not a couple of thousands years old but billions.
'God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.' We all have heard this catchy phrase shouted or written boldly on placards or Tee-shirts everywhere. But was the first human on earth really a male? Or was she female?
It's 2011 and many still live in oppressively patriarchal societies in several parts of the globe. The Adam story certainly fits into that sort of male dominance and control, doesn't it? Give credence and holy justification.
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