Jesus and Adam and Eve
February 18, 2009 53 Comments
Jesus comments in the Bible that he knows of Adam and Eve. If you go with the Trinitarian view of Christianity that would actually be God commenting on them…which of course “proves” that the Christian religion is true. At least that is what evangelical fundamentalists would have us believe.
There is just one BIG problem with that belief (along with hundreds of little ones). Adam and Eve, as described in the Bible, never existed. There is no doubt among earth scientists, at all, that the earth has had real humans, living all over it, for tens of thousands of years. There is not one bit of doubt among earth scientists that Neanderthals were living on earth for about a quarter of a million years. There is no doubt among real biologists that evolution has been going on for millions of years.
You can go back 6,000 or 10,000 years and there was at the very least a million or two people living on this planet.
Think of the consequences of no Adam and Eve; NO fall from grace, No expulsion from the Garden of Eden, NO original sin, NO need for Jesus to expiate our non-existent sins.
Think of where this leaves St. Paul…all that made-up theology is not needed any more.
Where does this leave the rest of the stories in the Bible?