Re: Re: How should the Bible be interpreted?
Bible should be interpreted as set of guidlines for better living, individualy and as a member of a community. Old testament is a set of guidelines for physical wellbeing and New testament intended for psycological well being and coegsistance. If you take it's words as absolute infalability then how do you explain 'God created the world in six days"? The question is What day? How long is that Day. I would say it's importance is that God have his fingers in creation, not that He said it and thats it. Creation is still ongoing, it started at Big Bang and it will end at the end of the whole universe. The earth is changing, there is less volcanoes, continental shells are moving, stars are moving away from each other and burning out. I say that science and bible are not contradictory, only that science will prove the Bible as the truth, only science is lagging in many aspects. Consider the ritual water washing before entering the sinagogue. The science proved that we have to keep cleaning ourselfs from bacteria and viruses. Prayers direct rythm of breathing, Lately there are a lot of proofs about effect of breathing to fight mental deppression. Now lets consider Big Bang as an explosion. Explosion consist of extreme widening of a small compact material. So in the begining there was a small ball of matter, enormeously smal, let's say a mile size ball of matter. Recent proff of Einstain's theory of relativity on atomic level shows how it happened. 5% of mass of atom is neutron, while electrons and protons do not have mass. Rest of the mass, 95% is caused by fast movement of electrons who do not have mass. So if Big Bang ball before explosion consisted only of neutrons then God gave the movement by including electrons and protons which do not exist if not moving, and they can move only at speed of light. If they do not have mass then they do not exist. Sudden movement and space requierements for movement of electrons around every single neutron and magnetic resistance represent explosion: the Big Bang. In conclusion electrons and protons gave movement (life) to universe. Hence, electrons and protons are God. God is everywhere, electrons are everywhere, there is no life without electrons, there is no life without God. Light is a foton (single electron in linear motion, no matter, only movement). God is the light.
If God created man, does that says that there is no evolution? What if God created man exsactly at the moment when an ape became human? That is a question of chicken and egg. When a mutation happens? Does it happen when chicken is grown up or when is created. I'd say, mutation happens in grown chicken's chromosom while creating an egg. So egg allready consist of new mutated gene that tells it how to grow up, so egg was first. Especially since eggs existed in reptiles long before they evolved even close to birds. But replace this case with human and it says that evolved ape gave birth to a baby with human gene (soul).