Sorry JDinger, you are right. 2 Kings 2. 'Mauled' 42 of the 'youths'.
Still why did Elisha not turn the other cheek?
>>1. God has no physical form
But he has a likeness. According to the bible we were created in his likeness.
Have we changed since god created us?
If so we have effectivly evolved.
If not where are the fossils of modern man?
>>2a. Second the formation of man would have been a slow procidure
Done in a day acording to the bible.
Or are you going to interpret the bible to fit YOUR view of what happened?
This is what I object too the most. Either the bible should be accepted as flawed by mans interpretation of gods word OR it is gods word.
It can not be both.
You can not select one part and say this is absolute truth and then discount another as parable or metaphor.
2b. God might have taken the shap of the animal closest to resembling him and started with that.
God created everything, including the animals. How could one resemble him unless he intended it.
The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the Tree of Knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your f***ing mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions.