Let There Be Light!
I’ve decided to channel my inner philosopher. Not the “why am I here?” philosopher, not even the “why is the sky blue?” philosopher. This week I’m feeling more of the “So the Bible says God created the world in 7 days. Who’s to say a day was really a 24 hour turn back then? Can’t we just, for a moment, combine two trains of thought?” And like a good combo of chocolate and peanut butter, I am here to ask you to ponder creation with me for a moment.
So here’s my thinking – and I will apologize in advance if this post is too ramble or stream of consciousness or whatever…..
On one hand the book of creation states that God created the world in 7 days –
Day 1 – God created light and separated the light from the darkness, calling light “day” and darkness “night.”
Day 2 – God created an expanse to separate the waters and called it “sky.”
Day 3 – God created the dry ground and gathered the waters, calling the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters “seas.” On day three, God also created vegetation (plants and trees).
Day 4 – God created the sun, moon, and the stars to give light to the earth and to govern and separate the day and the night. These would also serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years
Day 5 – God created every living creature of the seas and every winged bird, blessing them to multiply and fill the waters and the sky with life
Day 6 – God created the animals to fill the earth. On day six, he also created man and woman in his own image to commune with him. He blessed them and gave them every creature and the whole earth to rule over, care for, and cultivate.
Day 7 – God had finished his work of creation and so he rested on the seventh day, blessing it and making it holy.
and I thought my weeks were busy. None of this, mind you, can be proven. It’s a story. Written by someone gosh knows how many years after the fact. (I mean, he didn’t create man and woman until day 6. So….)
On the other hand, there are scientists and such that can prove theories of evolution. Through DNA studies and fossil testing, man has proven the relationship between many organisms.
But I am not here to wax scientific. My point is – in the war between Creationists and Evolutionists, can’t there be a middle ground? Can’t we say, for arguments sake that God’s “day” isn’t what we know to be a 24 hour rotation of the earth? Maybe it’s a figurative number to streamline a process of trial and error. What do you think? How would this story fit into FanFic? I’ve always been interested to see if someone could come up with a cool story based on creation. I mean we’ve all seen what happens when people get their hands on the “fun stuff” like the Book of Revelation…..
(and P.S. – don’t think for a moment that I don’t have something to say about that whole “Eve gave Adam and apple” debacle…we will discuss that another time…)