Saw this on LOL God and had to paste it up here.
This was something that always bugged me even back to my sophomore year of high school where we studied the Bible for the entire school year. Yes, it was a Catholic school.
One of the more interesting quotes from Genesis:
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The whole us/our. Unless of course their god was talking about the angels at the time. Doubtful though. The god of the O.T. often uses the “Us” bit. Maybe he has multiple personality disorder in addition to being a jealous and petty child.
Then of course God tells the first lie:
2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
But when Eve was tempted by the serpent and ate the apple, then handed it to Adam guess what? They didn’t die. Oh sure there was this bit where that pesky “Us” thing pops up again:
3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Ok, now it gets interesting. This one starts off by denying the omniscience of god:
4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?
4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
We’re getting to the good part. Who did Cain marry?
4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. (4:14) “From thy face shall I be hid.”
(4:14) “Every one that findeth me shall slay me.”
(4:15) “Lest any finding him should kill him.”
“And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD.”
(4:17) “And Cain knew his wife.”
(4:19) “And Lamech took him two wives.”
4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
So there were OTHER people that weren’t God’s special little creation. You know, in Nod, east of Eden.