Friday, October 21, 2011

Quite the difference

“That all of the world was governed by the gods’ activities is an integral element of the cognitive environment of the ancient world, and it is diametrically opposed to the reigning modern paradigm, which is thoroughly dysteleological: origins and causation are seen in impersonal terms, the simple result of random reactions within the bounds of natural laws, discernible only within an empirical framework.”Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, page 38

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That is a significant difference in viewpoints. No wonder we don't "get" Genesis and the rest of the Bible so often. As I said yesterday, we're asking the wrong questions.
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