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    Husband of Moonlight

    How utterly ludicrous to refer to “narrative fiction” as “history”. The “Bible” whether it is in Hebrew or “the Kings English” is NOTHING BUT NARRATIVE FICTION.
    But then we are reading the script of a “God” that the Jews invented sometime in the late Bronze age who’s first “commandment” —–“Thou shalt have no other Gods before me, for the Lord thy God is a JEALOUS God”——-when Jealousy is nothing more than an expression of neurotic self absorption and extreme insecurity, it nothing but fiction and absurdity at its very absolute best.
    But then ALL deities, or Gods and Goddesses that humanity has EVER “invented” have expressed Human frailties and traits, such as anger, vindictiveness and bigotry—-even “lust”—-the “God of Abraham,” and the Jews, Christians, AND Muslims—-is nothing but narrative fiction; and mean ugly bigoted fiction at that.

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    Bob

    This “narrative fiction” is proven to be history as archaeological finds keep proving the accuracy. Your denial of this truth is the real fiction.

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    vcragain

    Can’t imagine why anyone would get ANGRY at this interpretation – what difference does it make ? All it says about that reaction is that you are way too much immersed in silly details of what a book says, when you know perfectly well it has been cobbled together by humans and who knows what else has been left out. If you have faith in a God, keep a sense of proportion to all books that are said to be God’s book – you really do NOT know what the truth is about any of them – your faith can be just as real to you because that is based on your feelings and your need to have purpose and something bigger than yourself, no-one should be getting hysterical over this nor fighting each other over what is ‘truth’ or God’s intentions – he is NOT telling us actually !!

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    Agnostic

    Fine, but where did the authors of the Bible get the knowledge that such a bone existed in chimps and gorillas? These apes were not in the area…

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Ginger Perales

Ginger Perales

When Ginger's original dream of writing the next great American novel didn’t quite work out she turned her thoughts to math and science. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, after which she spent 18 years employed with a city public works department which allowed her to write the great American mortgage check. But that's all behind her now (except for the mortgage) since she seized the opportunity to start a freelance writing career - can the novel be far behind? She lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with her husband of 26 years (talk about history!) and when not at the computer enjoys cheering for her favorite football teams, home improvement projects and a good mystery novel. Her favorite points in History are those when engineering had a profound effect on the people of the time, from the Roman aqueduct of Segovia, c. A.D. 50, to the Panama Canal, c. 1914, to whatever's next.

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