“God’s creation was perfect; there was no sickness, pain, or death. But this perfect creation did not last long.” (Ken Ham)
The Christian narrative is erected upon the basal claim that Man corrupted Yhwh’s perfect Creation and is therefore diseased and in need of a cure. That cure is, of course, Jesus, who sacrificed himself, to himself, to save humanity from himself.
It’s a stunningly ridiculous plot, the absurd work of ferociously unimaginative men, and it is made all the more outrageously idiotic by the fact that the bible doesn’t even support the cardinal claim upon which Christianity is built: that Man corrupted Creation.
By the bibles own chronology of events, the angels were created before the earth, and the earth before man (Job 38:4-7). Evil, however, entered Creation before the earth, and therefore before man… an event witnessed in the fall of Yhwh’s most beautiful creation, Lucifer (Ezekiel 28, Isaiah 14). Creation, therefore, was diseased before the earth was even shaped, and the tumour Christianity blames on Adam was already growing before Yhwh fashioned man. The angels fell before man. Original sin does not lay at Adams feet, but the angels.
Now, ignoring the fact that Jesus (a Jew) didn’t even teach the doctrine of original sin, by the story’s own chronology, Yhwh brought man into an already infected world…. and this raises a rather pressing, somewhat awkward question: Why would he do such a thing? Why would Yhwh create man and place him in a Creation that had already failed?
Is this not the equivalent of a father moving his children into a house that is already ablaze?
To the genuinely impartial observer looking at the story, does this indicate incompetence or malevolence?
*Inspired by Wally