What the Bible * does not contain is sometimes of far greater importance than what it says when one comes to examine the relative importance of the document and its place in the literature World. Due to quite important omissions, I conclude that the Bible is only a fairly minor piece of site-specific pseudo-historical literature (to be nice) or a potpourri anthology of science rather trivial fiction because most of the historical context is unverifiable.
In the beginning, the Bible declares …
Genesis 1: 1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Now, it probably means that God created all the heavens, the whole universe, and all that it contains, which of course includes the earth and all the geography that is there. find. Yet only a tiny part of heaven and earth get a mention in the right book! Let's start with the heavens & # 39; and see what the Bible mentions positively, as well as the negative, which is not mentioned.
Positive Mentions of Heaven: Constellation, Moon, Planets, Stars, Sun – in other words, the bases that you expect from any ancient society that had a reason to observe the heavens and chart the way of stars and planets.
Negative Mentions of Heaven: Asteroid (s), Astronomy, Aurora, Black Holes, Calendar, Comet (s), Cosmology, Cosmos, Eclipse, Equinox, Gaia, Galaxy, Jupiter (planet), Luna, Lunar, Mars , Mercury, Meteor (and variations), Nebula, Neptune, Outer space, Planetoid, Pluto, Satellite, Saturn, Solar, Solstice, Earth, Universe, Uranus, Venus, Extraterrestrials, Extraterrestrials, you have the idea that there are so many things in heaven that are not recognized in the Bible.
Discussion: A very interesting question comes immediately to the mind. Where did God live before creating paradise? What was his previous address and did he leave heaven? as his shipping address? Besides, you thought that a God who created the universe would have had a little more to say on the subject. Bragging rights anyway?
After God created the universe (synonymous with paradise?) And all that it contains, there is no biblical mention of extraterrestrials. Surely an omniscient, all-powerful, all-creator God would not waste all that heavenly space. Surely he would like more than just earthly humans to worship him. Then God too could be selfish enough to put humanity in its disgraced state, in its place, by rubbing it into other sinless superior life forms that honored the cosmos and were, of course, its creations and they at least paid attention to his instructions! So the!
In fact, God recognizes strangers in a roundabout way. It is contained in statements similar to "You have no other gods before me". These "other gods" are extraterrestrials in my humble opinion. That is either that or else you have to accept the reality of polytheism and literally thousands and thousands of supernatural deities.
Positive Acknowledgments of the Earth: Arabia, Armenia, Asia, Assyria, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Persia, Red Sea, Spain and probably D & Other geographical locations and places surrounding the biblical terrain.
Negative references to the land: Afghanistan, Africa, America, Anatolia, Antarctic, Arctic, Argentina, Armenia, Asia Minor, Atlantic, Australia, Black Sea, Brazil, Brittany, Brittany, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, China Cuba, Dead Sea, Denmark, Easter Island, Europe, Fiji, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mediterranean, Mesoamerica, Mexico, Middle East, Near East, Netherlands, New Zealand, New World, Norway, Pacific, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Sicily, Sumer, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Wales – well, you would have due to the impression now that there is a tremendous amount of earth geography that God totally ignores in his magnum opus. There are also surprising omissions like the Nile and the Mediterranean Sea.
Discussion: Of course, all these place names did not exist in the biblical period, so you can argue that their omission is very surprising. But since the Bible is the holy word of God, and God knows everything, what better way to show and demonstrate his absolute knowledge and to be awesome, then and in the future, than by board games when predicting with 100% accuracy of future undiscovered countries that would have been named, for example, the United States or Australia? Alas, none of this happened because God did not even prophesy such names and places in his sacred text – the Bible. He missed a golden opportunity there.
Genesis 1:26: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fishes of the sea, the birds of the sky, and the beasts. and on all the earth, and on all that creeps on the earth. "
Genesis 1:27:" God created man in his image, in the image of God created him, created the man and the woman theirs. "
Presumably this means that all the peoples of the earth who populated the earth were absolutely creations of God (even though many times removed by natural acts of human reproduction), not just the two individual individuals (Adam & Eve) not only the peoples and the human cultures of the Mediterranean region. Thus, which peoples in general or nationalities or tribes are noted and recorded in the Bible (apart from the names of the selected individuals).
Positive: Assyrians, Babylonians, Canaanites, Egyptians, Greeks, Hittites, Israelites, Persians, Philistines, Romans, and probably some other inhabitants, nationalities and tribal cultures to the north, south, and east of country. (without name) Mediterranean Sea.
Negative men: All the ancestral tribes of the Aztecs, Incas, Mayans and Olmecs fail to mention them. All the different Amerindian tribes you can think of – idem. Aborigines, Asians, Asians, Blacks, Celts, Chinese, Cro-Magnon (s), Danes or Danes, Eskimos, Indians (India), Irish, Neanderthals, Negroes, Nubians, Peoples of the sea, Sumerians, Welsh, and again and again, or do not go. While God does not need to have noticed the natives of Antarctica (the penguins), there is no excuse to ignore a large enough fraction of humanity which simply has not been blessed with a Mediterranean climate.
Discussion: There are a lot of people and places that should give God the Great Average Finger for leaving them out of his big picture in relation to the biblical texts. For God to completely ignore the whole of the Western Hemisphere, all the Americas and all of his native peoples – which exists in the biblical era – are totally inexcusable and unforgivable.
What about Northern Europe and Residents? Confined, it would seem to non-existence. God creates the world and the human species but is perhaps under the influence of barbarians and pagans north of the Mediterranean (which is surprisingly not mentioned either) and biblically suppresses them from a kind of Orwellian non-person status.
Of course, almost all of the southern hemisphere is also remarkable for its lack of everything that is biblical. No recognition of Australian aborigines; the Maori of New Zealand; Polynesians, Micronesians, Melanesians. Almost all of these people are not important enough to be mentioned in God's Holy Bible, but are not these human beings supposedly supposed to be among the creations of God?
Although there is little or no historical evidence for many of the characters that appear and figure prominently in the Bible, up to Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth according to their personal choice, Really real individuals who are no doubt living in this corner of the forest in these times do not even consider a biblical lining. No Greek philosopher, poet, or historian are mentioned. There is no Hercules (Roman) or Heracles (Greek) noted (hey, if the Bible recognizes Goliath, the least he can do is tell a story or two of Hercules – Goliath never evaluated his own show); King Gilgamesh is remarkable for his absence; there is no Ptolemy, Cleopatra or Alexandria the Great; no Agamemnon (of Troy's fame) mentioned passing either.
The Egyptian pharaohs are not identified by their very name if there are about 240 references to "pharaoh". or Pharaohs & # 39; in the Bible. This alone stinks pure biblical belief and identifies the Bible as having no credibility. The pharaohs had real names, the same as you and me. So, this failure is as false as a $ 3 bill and a shame for anyone who wrote these pieces on behalf of God.
Instead of all those historical figures who played a major role in the Mediterranean region during the biblical era, we have science fiction stories like Moses holding a conversation with a burning bush; Jonah and his whale; The sonic trumpets from Joshua to Jericho, not to mention his ability to manipulate celestial physics; The wonderful life of Methuselah; and of course Noah and his (never to be found) ark. Then there are those loaves and fish that breed like rabbits! At least King Sargon receives a mention, so it's positive, and a Caesar or two gets a mention too.
Other non-mentions: After places and peoples come things. No famous monument is given in the Bible – not the Parthenon, not cities like Troy, not massive structures like ziggurats or mastabas or the Great Sphinx; not even the pyramids. In fact, I do not believe that the Bible declarations one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – a major omission in my humble opinion.
Speaking of the southern hemisphere and Noah above, although I do not expect a tremendous amount of detail, there should be an explanation of how a pair of people are going to work. New Zealand Kiwi birds managed to Noah's ark. and even! Oh, and by the way, how did Noah have enough knowledge to sex all the animals and how did he know that every pair that he sexed as a man and woman was actually fertile? Some of these animals may well have been old enough to have been on the hill and off-the-pill or simply to suffer from impotence! I was only asking!
Finally, the Bible does not mention some fairly obvious legal concepts as the genre is bad; that there should be equal rights for women; that same-sex in-camera relationships are not part of any other activity; this belief in other gods is not the end of the world, and so on. The Bible fails to condemn slavery. He also fails to oppose the death penalty – so much for a God who loves everything, who forgives everything. The Bible is very good about the instruction that people should not do (and you will not do it …), and the literal followers of Bible passages have actually inflicted huge amounts of personal and cultural damage on thousands of years – just ask the Mesoamericans; those who have been tried and refused by the Inquisition; or witches beaten – always guilty until proven innocent. The Bible certainly does not turn the other cheek when it comes to paganism and polytheism. He tends to advocate the philosophy of the attack first and ask questions later.
The omission to mention, even by the way, all the above negatives is really very strange. It's like you're building, decorating and decorating your new four-bedroom home, but the only things you mention in your letter to Mom were something on the couch, the sink, the wallpaper from the master bedroom. and that it was built in bricks – that's it.
Something is really somewhere. So what do we conclude from all these biblical omissions?
Despite all the grandiose statements about the creation of life, the universe and everything, the Bible is just nicely embellished pseudo-story of a small part of the globe, areas of the Mediterranean region, controlled by an alleged deity, no different in principle than Odin controlling the northern lands; Quetzalcoatl strutted in Mesoamerica; Egypt Viracocha being venerated by the Incas of Peru. The proof of this local Mediterranean pudding is that the phrase "God of Israel" appears 201 times in the Bible. Not God of life, the universe and everything – just a little Israel. If you are not from Israel, then apparently God does not need to take care of you, at least not in a positive way.
The Bible All Above: This is absolutely a case of what is included in these biblical stories (names and places) is not strongly supported by archaeological evidence or logic. What is not included is, in a global context, things that any self-respecting deity who is responsible for everything that is global should have been included. What they did not say says a lot – loud and clear.
* King James Version