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what is christianity's view on out of africa theory?

  1. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    christians believe that world is 6k years old..so does that make christians reject out of africa theory totally or do some believe in both 6k years and out of africa theory?

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      I think you'll find for the most part, that it's only the fundamentalist christians (mainly based in the US) that believe that the earth is 6K years old. The majority of european christians completely accept scientific knowledge regarding the age of the earth and the out of africa theory and evolution. They still believe that god created it all, but not in that timescale. The bible, to them, is more of a guide to living rather than one that is to be taken completely literally.

      1. secretmemoir profile image59
        secretmemoirposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that's not my observation - most I know take it very literally.  Some now try to make adjustments because they are not willing to consider that what they have believed might not be true

        1. Susana S profile image91
          Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's interesting. Where are you from? I'm basing my statements on living in the UK where I know that Rowan Williams has spoken against fundamentalist christianity and the spread of creationist belief in the US.

          Also being spanish and having been brought up catholic (though I'm not now), I know that most under the age of 50 believe that the more fanciful parts of the bible are symbolic rather than literal e.g noahs ark, the universe made in 6 days etc. While of course some of the bible is seen as historical such as the life of jesus, there is more discernment in terms of what parts are historic and what parts are symbolic.

          I think they learned their lesson after Galileo!

          1. secretmemoir profile image59
            secretmemoirposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            New Zealand.  Pentecostal upbringing.  Gave it away a long time ago. Parents still involved in church.  Views on the forums by chrisitans still the same

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think Bible means that with Adam a new era of human civilization started ; though man existed before him, yet they were in such a form of being evolved that they were not to be called as man. The change was that Adam was the first human being who received Word of Revelation from the Creator-God Allah YHWH and with this a new era of progress and civilization started which was distinct from the animal-form.

      1. Diane Inside profile image84
        Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes animal in the sense that they were heathens, uninformed, ignorant, of a creator.

        1. profile image69
          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I never said that; I don't mean that.
          I only mean that with Adam and Eve a new era of human civilization started; man did exist before Adam though

          1. Diane Inside profile image84
            Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes I'm agreeing with you.

  2. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 6 years ago

    Adam and Eve lived in Garden of Eden which is in the Middle East. Is Middle East in Africa?

    The theory of man originating from Africa may have originated from the certified atheist, Richard Leakey and family.

    1. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      nope..it comes from world of scientist with fossil proves..that is they have physical proof of that...while adam ,eve lived in middle east has no physical proof..

      1. ngureco profile image87
        ngurecoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It comes from world of Christians with the Spiritual Proof.

        1. pisean282311 profile image58
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          got that..but would like to hear from more christians too...thanks for inputs...

        2. profile image69
          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Please elaborate as to what you mean by the Spiritual Proof? It is a physical matter, not concerned with the Spiritual realm.

      2. secretmemoir profile image59
        secretmemoirposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        has also been supported with recent worldwide genetic study showing the migration of all humans around the world.  All originating in Africa

    2. profile image69
      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How do you say that Adam and Eve lived in the Middle East? Please

  3. Diane Inside profile image84
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    There are two accounts of god creating man in the book of genesis. Most Christians beleive they are the same accounts, however not all.  I think it could be possible that they are different accounts. Maybe even in different time periods, so there may be something to this theory.

    I mean who did Cain marry once he was expelled from the garden. This might be from the other previous account of god creating man.

    1. profile image69
      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nobody knows as to who authored Genesis  and at what time and in what original language ; translations have also made its contents obscure.

      It won't be Christian or fair to refute scientific study on the basis of Genesis.

      1. Diane Inside profile image84
        Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        How was I refuting science here?  I was actually saying it was a posibility if you bothered to read it right.

  4. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Soon Creationist will even claim that evolution is true only if we consider adam and eve as first god's single cell as explained in holy quran posted by creator allah-YAMAHA.

    1. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

 
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