Originally Posted By: Bill S.
Suggested New Year resolution: Acknowledge when you are wasting your time, and stop it.


The only way to argue with Paul is to get him to make all the definitions and follow his argument.

The problem he is going to have is the bible as a literal work is interesting from the evolution perspective.

I must say I read the old testament very close to jewish beliefs which should probably come as no surprise. The jewish have sort of resolved evolution although there is limited resistance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_views_on_evolution

How they did that is interesting


Biblical "kinds" is the hebrew word "miyn" is pronounced "meen".

No human authority is higher than the Biblical text. And so you look up all the verses in context in the Torah.

Kinds is very important to the jewish because of the need to identify Kosher and non Kosher animals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_animals

Thus animal "Kinds" had to be dealt with throughout history rigorously.

Knowing the jewish history and background it is going to be very interesting to see Paul dance his way thru the minefield of literal translation of the bible to say evolution doesn't exist.

My observation of Paul and many fundementalist christians is the same as the jewish have that they are clearly reading a different bible to us because thats not what it says.


Edited by Orac (01/01/13 12:52 AM)
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