Many Christians read the story of Adam and Eve literally. Besides the dozens on arguments one could make against this position (the Earth clearly being older the 6,000 years, the survival of the human race after Adam and Eve only conceived male children, etc.), there is the obvious self-delusion and suspension of common sense Christians … More Atonement for an Allegory?
If you believe the creation story as written in the book of Genesis, answer this one question: If Adam and Even only had sons, how did the human race survive?
I don’t think people would believe the Bible to be true if it were written recently, say, within the last 50, 100, or even 300 years. I think part of the “majesty,” “holiness,” and “profundity” of the Bible is the fact that it was written a few thousand years ago. People can argue that the age … More Would anyone believe the Bible if it were written recently?