Week #2 of a special series of weekly Revulsionals on the controversial Six Days of Creation
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. (Gen 1:6-8)
† 1:6-8 Would it surprise Christians to know there are in fact three Heavens? Was not St. Paul a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven (2 Cor. 12:2)? Here (in verses 6-7), God is not speaking of the LORD’s throne is in heaven (Ps. 11:4) and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left (2 Chr. 18:18), nor is he referring to the universe itself. When John of Patmos saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, the Revelator was speaking of the firmament of Heaven, the dome that exists around our orb of a planet, just as God does here. Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is (Deut. 10:14).
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. (Gen. 1:9-13)
† 1:9-10 What would scientists call this dry land that was gathered together unto one place that God simply calls “Earth”? Would they not all it Pangaea (Greek: πᾶν, “all, entire, whole” and Γαῖα, “Mother Earth, land”)? And would they not call the gathering together of the waters Panthalassa? Did not Alfred Wegener see that the outlines of the coastlines South American and Africa fit together as easily as one of Marion Davies’ infamous jigsaw puzzles?
† 1:11-13 This is surprisingly accurate description of Earth shortly after (in geological time) the Cambrian explosion during the Ordovician age that saw green plants and fungi begin their migration to land. The Bible would only be served better if Genesis soon read: And God said, Let the fish of the seas crawl upon their bellies out of the waters onto the dryness of the land and it was so. And great behemoths brought forth every winged fowl after his kind to survive the great cataclysm that laid waste to the behemoths. And the earth brought forth hippopotami that returneth to the sea and becometh the great whales of the seas which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind. And the great apes would leave their homes in the trees and walk upright upon the savannahs, grasping flint-stone tools, and harnessing fire after his kind and God saw that it was good. But the Bible does not (originally) say that, so all Atheists and scientists are seriously fucked. We are damned to Hell eternal for believing what is not printed in these scriptures. Creationists would not be able to deny the reality of the theory of evolution if the Bible said these Words of Satan, but the Bible does not. Instead it tells a laughable story of six literal days of Creation.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. (Gen. 1:14-19)
† 1:14-19 This day of Creation is technically out of order from a scientific perspective, because the sun was the first creation in the solar system, not the last. If not for the supernova of the Sun’s sister star, there would have been no matter for the accretion disc. If not for the Sun’s immense gravitational well, the accretion disc would not have coalesced into the eight (nine?) planets of our solar system. God was able to pull the coalescing Earth into the Goldilocks’s zone around the Sun to allow water to remain liquid on its surface. The fourth day was, however, the day that the moon was created in accordance with the “giant impact hypothesis”. On September 7, 2014, The New York Times reported in the article, “The Moon Comes Around Again”,
“That ‘giant impactor’ Theia, who in Greek mythology was mother to the goddess of the moon, is thought to have been roughly the size of Mars and to have been pulverized in the encounter, along with a good chunk of proto-Earth. From that fiery cloud of all-Theia and part-Earth, the scenario goes, our moon soon condensed. The impactor hypothesis made sense and comported with computer models, but hard evidence for it proved elusive. If the moon was partly the offspring of a non-Earth body — Theia — there should be chemical fingerprints attesting to the foreign parentage. Astronomers who have analyzed a wide array of extraterrestrial material have determined that the many residents of the solar system differ measurably in their isotope ratios, the forms of the chemical elements they carry. (Heavy oxygen or light? Titanium with more neutrons or fewer?) But when researchers checked the isotope content in rocks from the moon, the ratios looked identical to rocks on Earth. Where were the traces of Theia?”
The Bible is silent on this… of course.