So You Take the Bible Literally, Eh?
A Little Child Shall Lead Them?
Get out the calculator...
The following is from GodDiscussion.com:
Our bible slam series has continued into the Old Testament's Exodus, and we have reached the point where the Hebrews have left Egypt. Amazingly, their male population is over 600,000. We've featured some calculations that, based on information in the bible and assuming a 1:1 ratio of men and women, indicate that each Jewish-Egyptian woman would need to have an average of 51.6 children with no infant mortality for the numbers to work. This means that from the time the Hebrews first moved to Egypt to the time of their liberation from slavery, each woman would have to be constantly pregnant from ages 15-40 with twins. "The Things You Learned in Sunday School" series continued this week, with a look at Noah and the great flood.
Seems most people won't take the time to follow through. They make claims, they say they know, but then someone comes along to upset the apple cart. Thanks, GodDiscussion.com.
Get used to it, people. The Bible is being pruned every day. Eventually, it will become what it was meant to be: a human book for human beings to use against other human beings. Oh, sorry. It already has.
I guess the only solution is take it less seriously, more lightly, with a laugh, a hoot, and very little holler.
And for you scholars out there, you're not fooling anyone. We know you don't really believe the Bible is literal truth. You know that there are so many errors like the one in the above quote, the Bible cannot be taken as any kind of real history. To make that claim anymore is to stand on Fool's Mountain. So, come clean. Be honest. Quit hiding behind the grants, the endowments, and whatever other monies you get by keeping the Great Myth alive. Might as well be dissecting the Wizard of Oz.
You're as blind in all light as you are in all dark!
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