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2 years ago#51
Faust_8 posted...
TheRealJiraiya posted...
Regenerative bones is the coolest thing I have ever heard.

And you should respond to my post, Faust


What did you say that others haven't, which I have been addressing?


That I dont think Adam literally existed, which makes the meaning behind the story the whole point of the story, and nullifies practical considerations.
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2 years ago#52
Just raising my hand to say that I do hold Adam to be a literal figure.

/objection
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2 years ago#53
TheRealJiraiya posted...
Faust_8 posted...
TheRealJiraiya posted...
Regenerative bones is the coolest thing I have ever heard.

And you should respond to my post, Faust


What did you say that others haven't, which I have been addressing?


That I dont think Adam literally existed, which makes the meaning behind the story the whole point of the story, and nullifies practical considerations.


Then this (almost joke) topic isn't for you.

I mean, it literally doesn't concern you. This obviously doesn't affect your beliefs. So...why post at all? Surely you must know that some differ from you and this topic is for them instead.
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2 years ago#54
the_hedonist posted...
Seriously, though, who said that God needed a rib to create Eve?

How about this? The creation myth has parabolic elements, and God made Eve out of Adam's rib to show their similarity and thus, fitness for companionship. Remember that part where Adam named all the animals and was not able to find a companion fit for him? Then God said, "it is not good for man to be alone." So he made Adam a companion who was like him, but was not him (imitating the fellowship of the Trinity - the three-in-one God).


Some of the Fathers actually interpret the creation of Eve from Adam's rib as being a type of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father.
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