I've had a few posts that have touched on the issue of Genesis, and in an effort not to derail threads that didn't initially address this story, I thought it best to begin a new thread. I also placed it under the category of Mythology as that is exactly what I think this story is, and I didn't wish to unduly irritate Christians by appearing overly combative in their section. That said, it seems obvious to my outside perspective that this story of creation is clearly an outlandish fable that casts God in a very bad light. He is portrayed as a bungler, a liar, incapable of foresight and utterly opposite of the all-powerful benevolent deity people describe Him as today. His handling of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden seems especially egregious, and yet it's A&E who shoulder the blame for God's ineptitude. How is it that the story got twisted in this way? Later, I will address Noah and the Flood and demonstrate how completely ridiculous this story is. And yet there are still many people today who believe in the literal Biblical interpretation. It is only the willfully ignorant or blindly faithful who could accept this fable as fact. So lets take a look at these stories and see how they hold up to a little scrutiny. True believers, I suggest you hang on to your hats... it's going to be a bumpy ride.