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The Story of Creation: How One Man Turned Nothing into Everything

Updated on December 2, 2010

Before the beginning there was nothing. The kind of nothing that no one could define, because there was no one. It was a deeper nothing than the kind of nothing we know nothing about, even today. Then one day, out of the darkness of nothing, something appeared. It was someone. His name was God.

and God said, "abracadabra."
and God said, "abracadabra."

In the beginning...

In the beginning, God made the above, the below, and the in between. Darkness and nothingness was what remained, and God had no choice but to float above this dark nothingness. And so, he created light. God decided he enjoyed this light, so he left it alone, but only for half the time. This one half he called “day.” The other half (the one without light) he called “night.” This was an improvement from the deep, dark nothing, and God was pleased. This was the first day ever in the history of days.

Now, there is the above, the below, and the in between. There is also the dark and the light, the day and night, but all of it is still confusing and formless. Some organization was in order. And so, God decided to “let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” The vault separated the above from the below. He called it the "sky". This was the second day.

The work was taking shape, but God wasn’t fully satisfied. There was no longer nothing, but there still wasn't something. And so, God put all the water into one place and made room for dry ground. He named the wet parts “seas” and the dry parts “land.” Overall, God was pleased. For the dry parts he added trees, weeds, bushes, grasses, plants, flowers and more. He was even more pleased. This was the third day.

God was unimpressed with the vault. He had already made light, but had no source. And so, he made two: one to rule over the day, and one to rule over the night. A star and a moon. Now the vault had something. But God wanted something great, so he added stars. God was pleased and called it a day. He called it the fourth day.

God wasn’t pleased with the wet parts. Something was missing. And so, God added living creatures with fins; big ones, small ones, slow ones and fast ones to swim here and there as they pleased. And he was pleased. But he wasn’t pleased with the vault. There was something (the two big lights and the stars) but something great was still missing. And so, he added living creatures with wings to the vault as well; big ones, small ones, slow ones and fast ones to fly here and there as they pleased. The day was now over, and God was pleased with all the creatures he had added to the above and below. This was the fifth day

God was satisfied with the above and the below, but unimpressed with the in between. The dry parts were missing something great, and so God added living creatures. He made all kinds of creatures; dinosaurs, worms, ladybugs, giraffes, cows, turtles and more, including one very special kind that looked just like him. He asked of this very special kind to “rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” This special kind was mankind, and they would do just as he asked of them, unfortunately. He was pleased. In fact, he was pleased with most everything. His work had been creative and painless. It was all very good. This was the sixth day.

God looked upon the great something he had created out of the deep nothing, and he smiled. Exhausted, he sat down on a cloud that floated in the vault and said, “live and let live" to everything above, below, and in between. This was the seventh day.

This is the story of how one man turned the deep nothing into the infinite everything, in one week.

The Story of Creation: Fact or Fiction?


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      DanielNeff 6 years ago from Asheville, NC


      Interesting presentation. I am curious, do you believe in creation? I do. Obviously from my question, it is a little unclear whether you are giving a different interpretation or satire.

      To akuigla objections, while I understand your desire to ensure God is not inappropriately characterized, the Word says that on the 7th day He rested from all His work. Why would He have to rest if He wasn't tired. Additionally there are many references in the Old Testament to God being angry and displeased with His people (and He is the one who created them). You are of course entitled to your opinions and objections, but I don't think it is at all out of bounds to say God was exhausted or pleased or not pleased.

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      Jeff Davis 7 years ago from California

      rafken - Thanks!

      akuigla - I appreciate your comment. I don't take anything personally...especially not on the internet. I am not judging God, you, or anyone.

      Like you say "no human knows how God feels, or wants" so I don't see why it's inappropriate to say God does or does not have desires, is satisfied/unsatisfied, or tired, just like you and me...and so on. Sorry if I offended you, that wasn't my intention.

      My intention was to give my interpretation of the story for the purpose of writing (for what it's worth). Furthermore, my intention was never to start any sort of religious debate...I can't argue with people who read the Bible as non-fiction.

      Thanks for reading

      rpalulis - Interesting thought, thanks for the comment. Are there dinosaurs in heaven? Haha, I bet God has some wicked slide shows on his mac. "Hey my children! who wants to watch the 'proliferation of man' slideshow again?"

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      rpalulis 7 years ago from NY

      I have always thought it would be really cool if when I die and make it to heaven, that I could sit with the Lord and ask such questions like what did dinosaurs really looked like and what was it like in the garden before the flood when the earth had never rained, or to watch slide shows throughout history.

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      akuigla 7 years ago

      I think it is inapropriate to speak like "God was unimpressed,God wasnt pleased,exausted(I dont think it is possible for God to be "Exausted", God wanted", and so on.Do not take my comment personally,but I think that no human knows how God feels, or wants.You can NOT judge the God.

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      rafken 7 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Good hub