All of this has been confirmed by science only thousands of years after that order of creation was written in Genesis.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
It contains 66 individual books written by ~44 people over 1500 years.
There is history, poetry, philosophy, and prophecy.
Nowhere does the Bible 'claim to be a story'. Read it, so you know what you're talking about, and THEN dismiss it if you choose.
So many people today throw around these preposterous assertions, refusing to actually read the book(s) itself.
The first 2 verses in Luke are a good explanation for the creation of many of the books in the Bible.
Dawkins 'critique' of the Bible is truly nonsensical; but because the population is so lazy and dumbed down, they glom onto these 'memes', rather than do (fun!) research. It's literally the same thing as people critiquing Shakespeare, but having never read it.
James and Ecclesiastes are two of the greatest writings know to man.
1 / 2 Kings and 1 / 2 Chronicles are historical pieces much of which has been confirmed by archeology.
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Because I've read what we have pieced together of Enuma Elish and the Astrahasis and it's totally different.
They are more akin to Greek conceptions where god's of various elements 'create' things. God's giving birth to gods of 'air' and 'water' etc.
There is no other narrative whereby a God outside of space-time brings the universe into existence vaguely correlating to modern scientific framework.
The Bible is unique. Only by relying on something like Zeitgeist in lieu of actual reading can you assert otherwise.
(or Bill Maher, etc)
"Ancient creation myths" are preposterous. Read them.
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